Gretchen at Jewels in My Crown ... Someday is hosting a Sizzlin' Summer Book Giveaway Carnival. I found the carnival at the tail end, but I'm still in.
My selection is The Moon in the Mango Tree, by Pamela Binnings Ewen,which became available in May, 2008. Once I began this book, I looked forward to picking it up every night at bedtime when the day's busy-ness was put to rest, also. You all know that I'm not big on fiction, but I did enjoy this very much. For one thing, it's based on the author's grandmother's life. Here is a description that I lifted from the website:
The Moon in the Mango Tree is set in the Roaring Twenties when young women were lobbying to get the right to vote and forge new ground. Barbara is faced with a decision to follow her own dream of becoming an opera singer and her responsibility to follow her husband to Siam, present day Thailand. When she chooses her husband, Barbara finds herself on a journey to the jungles of Siam to take on the role of missionary doctor’s wife. There she encounters the local people and Buddhist culture and the missionary workers trying to bring Jesus to this remote location.
While taking place 90 years ago, The Moon in the Mango Tree illustrates the struggles that women face even today. Should they give up their career to stay home and care for children? If the husband is transferred, does the women automatically give up her dream job to follow? Is the women’s place to support her husband in his endeavors?
The Moon in the Mango Tree is an historical romance of love, patience and endurance. This is the third novel for Pamela Binnings Ewen. She resides with her husband near New Orleans, Louisiana.
Here is the author's interview:
Please leave a comment if you'd like to be eligible to win this book. And be sure to visit Gretchen ASAP!
The Winner of Life Savors: Savory Stories for the Soul is Ang Bayliss of By Faith ... Ang Bayliss! Congrats, Ang!
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