Gearing up for Cyber Monday sales? Don’t forget to add books to your list! Here are three to try out.
- I posted about Jo Ann V. Glim’s book, Begotten: With Love, before. This is a GREAT gift for anyone you know who might be into family history or Ancestry.com or anything like that. Seriously. Jo Ann knows how to make family history interesting. I’ve already bought a copy for my mother, who’s a history buff. You can purchase Begotten: With Love through Jo Ann’s website and even get an autographed copy if you want!
- Covert Assignment is on SALE this week for $0.99! You can buy it at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
- Covert Interview is also available for $2.99, also at either Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
One thing I have always feared is death. In my profession, which is one of the “helping professions,” I took on a number of difficult cases that others avoided: abused children, abusive parents, dangerous people. Yet the one type of case I feared involved dying. Then I ended up caring for two elderly relatives and was with each one when they died. It is a surreal experience. I held their hands through their denials that they were dying, read them Biblical passages, and just was present with them through their fears.
L. M. Gautreaux is facing the unimaginable: she’s a young mother who has been diagnosed with an illness that may be terminal. She’s seeking treatment from some of the best doctors out there, but in case they can’t help her, she decided to write a letter to her daughter. She published her letter, and I urge you to give it a read.
Dying has a way of stripping off all the superficial and petty things we let ourselves get so preoccupied with in our daily lives. It shines a light on what truly matters. Reading L. M. Gautreaux’s “A Young Mother’s Death: A Letter To My Daughter” may just remind you of what’s important while you still have time to appreciate it.
I just finished reading an amazing book! If you’re a history buff or into historical novels, then you need to check this out.
Begotten with Love: Every Family Has Its Story by Jo Ann V. Glim
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Jo Ann V. Glim wrote an amazing book. This is the story of her family’s history, from her own and going back several generations. It’s the way history should be shared: “Begotten with Love” is personal and engaging rather than just a dry list of events.
“Begotten with Love” is the story of immigrants who moved here and how they made their way in the United States as well as their descendants. The events are real, and verified, according to the author, yet it’s written in a similar tone to a novel, which makes it very readable. It’s also incredibly inspiring. I won’t ruin this review with spoilers: you really should read it yourself to get the full experience.
This book makes the list for Christmas shopping for people who enjoy history. Now I feel inspired to learn my own family history, and you will, too, after reading this book!
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