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Memorial Day

I’m not military but have had family members who were. In spite of that, I have held great admiration for our men and women in uniform. So many have died to protect the freedoms we hold dear and today is our day to pause, reflect, and remember their sacrifice.

And maybe we need to ask ourselves: Are we helping to preserve our freedoms from within? Do you vote? Have you read the constitution? Some have said, and I believe it, that if our nation is to fall, it will be from within, not without. Day by day, and week by week, we see the values our soldiers have fought and died for being trampled.

In honor of them…we too should be willing to fight for our country in our own way, in our own communities.

Have a blessed day of remembrance.

Spatzle Speaks: Crux of Honor (Book Review)

crux of honorMom told me Paula wrote a fascinating romance in her novella, Crux of Honor. This is book 6 in the “Love is . . .” series by Prism Book Group illuminating “love does not dishonor others.”

When Chelsea Wilson breaks up with her Amish boyfriend who decided to return to the fold, she didn’t forsee the consequences his Rumpspringa would have on her future beyond a broken heart. She had been banished from her parent’s home for her association with the young man and now, pregnant and alone, she would lose her current apartment as well.

Dr. Kevin Alley returned home from a stint in Iraq to work in his small hometown. The last thing he expected was to run into his long-lost love, Chelsea. When she shares just how she’s messed up her life since he’d last seen her, compassion compells him to help out. Giving her a place to live and assistance as she navigates her challenges he keeps his hands off and his heart locked tight.

Chelsea learns about what true love is from Kevin’s respect and care for her. I don’t want to give away too much of the story but the journey they take is a powerful one and Kevin lives up to the idea of a gentleman of honor. As a dog I have to give this five bones because honor is a noble virtue. And I dont’ do stars. I’m a dog.

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Spatzle Baganz, book reviewer for the silygoos blog because that's how we roll.

Spatzle Baganz, book reviewer for the silygoos blog because that’s how we roll.

The Texan’s Promise (Book 1 in the Heart of a Hero series)

Be still my beating heart. A noble cowboy who leads with integrity and loves with honor but still makes some pretty big mistakes ends up taking the guardianship of a young woman to a level he never felt worthy of or anticipated.

The Texan’s Promise is a sweet romance by Shelley Gray takes you on a journey from Texas to Colorado and a few places beyond a few years after the Civil War has passed. Clayton Proffitt rescues the daughter of his now deceased employer and pledges to himself to guard her with his life. The journey they take to freedom and love embroil them in danger and bind them even tighter.

This book looks at the darker side of life on the southern frontier of early America and the hardships that especially befell women of that time if they were unprotected. Shelley Gray takes that darkness and shines the light of Christ into the midst of the pain and suffering with a light and gifted hand. I fell in love with Clayton and Vanessa and while I was grateful that the story had a happy ending, I was sad to leave them behind because I had grown fond of them and their relationship.

If you want a journey into honor and valor and women who don’t remain victims, then this is a wonderful book. The growth all the characters take is beautiful. Thank you Shelley for sharing this story with the world.