Don’t forget, yesterday’s give-away for a $10 gift certificate to Better Way Imports is STILL up and collecting entries. Hop over by clicking HERE. TODAY, we’re celebrating by talking about a GREAT, WONDERFUL, FABULOUS book by my friend Patti Hill. Read on through to find out how YOU can WIN a digital download of the book from me! Seriously, read on…
Have you ever read a book that you couldn’t stand to finish? Not because it’s terribly written or the plot is flat. But you didn’t want it to finish it because, within the pages, you felt at home? Like you really belonged.
I just did.
That book is the fabulous Patti Hill’s book Goodness & Mercy.
The novel is set during World War II (one of my very favorite eras to study). It’s about hopelessness, strong will, sacrifice, surrender, faith, fear, hope, family, war…I could go on all day. And I could sit and read the book over and again, too.
Here’s one of the reasons I LOVED this book: It was true.
Yes. It’s fiction.
But it was that kind of fiction that reflects so accurately the human condition, that it becomes a piece of life.
Like ‘To Kill A Mockingbird” or “The Grapes of Wrath”.
(Yes. I just compared modern fiction to Harper Lee and John Steinbeck. Make a note, folks. This is not common.)
Now, my Great Aunts grew up in the era in which this book was written. Aunt Olga and Aunt Bertha were the ones I knew best. And, let me tell you, the stories they told (and stories told of them by others) about growing up in wartime made me a better person, just for hearing them. Because those stories taught me about strength and courage and jaw clenched determination.
When I read “Goodness & Mercy”, I felt like I had my Great Aunts back. That they sat at our family reunions, sharing stories over French Silk Pie and my Aunt Bertha tipping her head back in laughter (she did that a lot).
That is why I loved the book.
“Goodness & Mercy” took me back, not to a simpler time. But to a more complex one. And it spoke to me and made me a better person, just for the reading of it.
And, my friends, you have a chance to win a free download. This book is currently only available as an ebook for Kindle users (sorry, Nook Friends). If you win and don’t have a Kindle, I can help you download the app for your SmartPhone or computer.
You know the drill (maybe). Click through the Rafflecopter link below to enter!