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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Becoming Lucy by Martha Rogers
Angie's Take: I take great joy in sharing this new release with you because the author is a debuting not only her book, but her dream! What makes that so different from every other author's first book? The fact that Martha Rogers achieved it in her 70's!
She's inspirational to me because I felt like I was getting older and still had some dreams that hadn't come to fruition. I started to believe they never would. Then along comes this gracious, living example that we are to continue dreaming with all our might for our entire lives, not give up in our "retirement." In fact, Martha is a courageous beauty to the max! She even went out on a 3 day speaking engagement when I asked her to do it for ACFW and Blue Mountain College. She's 30 years my senior and someone I admire greatly! Please enjoy the opportunity for Martha to inspire you too.
Lucinda Bishop (Lucy) has lain both of her parents to rest and now must move West to family members in Oklahoma. But 1896 Oklahoma ranch life is far removed from the culture and society of Boston. Her aunt and uncle do their best to acclimate Lucy to her new life, though Lucy struggles with newfound feelings for ranch hand Jake Starnes and longings for her former reality. Between Jake's past and Lucy's future, will she ever be able to live this new life?
Martha Rogers placed her faith in Jesus Christ 65 years ago. He has seen her through her step-father's sexually abusive behavior toward her sister and brother, her own breast cancer, two mastectomies, two miscarriages, her husband's heart attack, her grandson's cystic fibrosis, and the deaths of her parents. She holds a Master's degree in education and enjoyed a 36-year teaching career. To say she's an inspiration to those of us trying to walk a faithful path is a gross understatement.