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Penelope's Book of the Month-December 2019

A Widow's Journey-Relections on Walking Alone
Author: Gayle Roper


Have you or someone you know recently or not so recently lost a spouse?


A couple of years ago, someone I had met only once had just lost her husband and grieved openly on Facebook. A few weeks later, I attended Mount Hermon Writers Conference and learned that my first conference teacher had written this amazing book on "Walking Alone" after loosing the love of her life.


I bought a copy of A Widow's Journey and messaged my Facebook friend and invited her to lunch. Even though I felt a bit apprehensive, I offered her this gift. A few days later she sent me a message thanking me and to tell me Gail knew exactly how she felt.


A year later, I sat in a Bible study group where one of the members cried, in deep grief, weekly over the loss of her husband. I gave her a copy. A year later I ran into her. Her whole demeanor had changed. She now had a smile on her face. "That book really helped me and my children."


I sent the book to someone who still openly grieved after forty years. Her response was, "Finally, someone who understands me."


And the book freed a friend who believed that she should not have the feelings she did after losing her husband, but through A Widow's Journey found that her grieving was normal.


A Widow's Journey is a gift that will be appreciated, I promise. The book currently sells for less than $9 onAmazon.com.

 

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=a+widows+journey+by+gayle+roper&crid=1PHV9FEMC0ADG&sprefix=A+Widows+%2Caps%2C203&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_9

 

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Penelope's Book of the Month—September 2019

Ten Little Night Stars


Written by Deb Gruelle
Illustrated by Gabi Murphy


I love this book! I love this author! I love this illustrator!


I met Deb Gruelle at a Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Two years later she released Ten Little Night Stars. Since then, I have given this book to all the new mothers I know and make it apart of all baby shower gifts. The latest gift of two books went to my twin great nieces in Texas. The book has been a hit with new mothers.


Ten Little Night Stars is the 2019 winner of the Cascade (Children's chapter/picture books) award.


If I have given you this book, consider posting a picture of you or your child holding Ten Little Night Stars and/or a comment.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Little-Night-Stars-Gruelle/dp/031076212X/ref=sr_1_3?crid=JH2D9B9AD77W&keywords=ten+little+night+stars+board+book&qid=1566441739&s=gatewa

 

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