Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. A day of remembrance and respect. A day when all of us, regardless of our nationality, should be thankful for those who served, and those who paid the ultimate price.

I am reminded of a day in early May some ten years ago when my husband and I were travelling in the Netherlands. We were on a river cruise and had the good fortune to be docked within a short drive of Groesbeck, the site of the Canadian War Cemetery. Prior to that visit, the townspeople paraded in utter silence to the local war memorial and placed flowers. Every single resident, adult and child, participated. You could have heard a pin drop. I was part of a Canadian tour and we were all touched to discover a separate memorial to Canadian soldiers. I rarely cry, but the number of flowers at the Canadian memorial broke down my reserves.

And then we continued to Groesbeck. A resting place of Canadian soldiers, it is lovingly tended by local school children, who are mindful of the sacrifices made. It is my understanding that they consider it an honour to tend the cemetery. Our own Canadian children could learn much from the dedication shown here.

I walked along the rows, looking at names and ages. They were so young, most of them. It's a lesson I will never forget.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sorry About That!

 My face is red!  I recently signed up to support a Rafflecopter $500 Gift Card Giveaway. My 'thing' was signing up to receive my e-mail alerts on New and Free books. Simple, right?
  Not so fast!  I forgot to check that the link was still working. Silly me.
  I've had it fixed, so if you missed out, go back and add more points by signing up.
  After all, $500 is nothing to sneeze at.
  Here's the link:

  Atchoo, and Good Luck.

Monday, May 4, 2015

New Release

I'm delighted to announce that Book Four in The Women of Independence series is now available at all major e-book retailers.

It's been a pleasure to share this series with you, and I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to leave glowing reviews.

Here's the book description:

   What would you do if your boyfriend suggested you date other people? Tyler’s suggestion comes out of the blue and suddenly Katie’s well-ordered life is crumbling around her. And to make matters worse, the grandmother she never really knew decides to make contact.
   Join Katie as she weighs college life against a murky, undecided future. Will Tyler still be there when she comes home, or is he dating as well?

   Love’s Like That is Book Four in The Women of Independence series. This book is a complete story, but is shorter than the other three, and is priced accordingly.

And here are the buy links. Enjoy!