Shirley has graciously offered a digital copy of Amanda's Beau to one lucky commenter! Please leave a comment by 11:59 PDT Thursday, June 12. The winner will be announced June 13.
Ten Things about Shirley:
(1) I live in the mountains in New Mexico.
(2) We’ve twice had to flee our home due to forest fires.
(3) I grew up on the island of Okinawa.
(4) I have survived earthquakes and typhoons there.
(4) I have been to Iceland and held a puffin.
(5) I laugh out loud when reading Georgette Heyer’s regency novels.
(6) My children’s book Lewis & Clark: A Prairie Dog for the President was a Children’s Book of the Month Club selection.
(7) I love homemade caramels and green chile.
(8) I am active in Community Bible Study.
(9) One of my favorite hymns is “Christ Receiveth Sinful Men.”
(10) When traveling through England, I visited with C.S. Lewis’ former secretary, Walter Hooper and got the inside scoop on my favorite author.
Thanks for sharing with us, Shirley! (I'm dying to know more about #10!)
Here's more about Amanda's Beau:
The year is 1905. It is autumn in the village of Aztec in New Mexico territory. Amanda Dale is burdened with the responsibility of caring for her widowed sister—an invalid--and Ella’s two children—one a premature infant. Schoolteacher Gil Gladney is handsome, intelligent, and God-fearing. He is drawn to Amanda, but feels he cannot propose marriage until he is able to purchase the ranch he has been saving for. When Gil and his pupils discover the relics of an ancient culture among the ruins outside the village, Gil contacts an old college friend. The possibility of an archeological excavation excites the community of cash-strapped farmers, eager to earn extra money working on the site. When a rabid skunk reels through the excavation site, threatening the lives of Amanda and her nephew Rex, Gil realizes that life is short and the possibility of true happiness can be fleeting. In the end, Amanda learns to trust God to provide the happily-ever-after ending she’s been praying for.
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