Goodreads Giveaways End Soon. Enter for a Chance to Win Now.

Goodreads Giveaways for “The Wentworth Legacy” end on Nov. 3, 2016. Don’t miss the chance to win 1 of 3 signed First Edition copies of “The Wentworth Legacy” by Rosalinda R Morgan. Enter for a chance to win now. Open only to Goodreads members in U.S. and Canada.

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An urgent telegram to come home interrupts the carefree life of Spencer A Wentworth, a scion of an old banking family of the New York Gold Coast in Long Island, that can change his life forever when he returns from a Grand Tour. Thus begins a series of events putting pressure on his personal life.

With the stock market about to collapse, can the family save the family fortune including Wentworth Hall and retain their way of life as the country gets deeper into the Great Depression? As Spencer struggles with his financial problems, he has to find a way to save his legacy at all cost even if it means losing the only woman he loves.

A tale of responsibility, love, betrayal, and suspense during the Gilded Age.

 

“The Wentworth Legacy” is available now at amazon.com

 

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Book Giveaways to end in 2 days

The book giveaways for “The Iron Butterfly” at Goodreads.com end in 2 days on March 15. Hurry and enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed First Edition copies of “The Iron Butterfly” by Rosalinda R Morgan. Here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/170929-the-iron-butterfly.

The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion and ordeal of Regina Buendia, a young mother who suddenly finds herself all alone and penniless with nine young children to support after her husband died. Facing a bleak future, she has to find a way to tackle a male chauvinistic society where men still rule the business world. Will she be able to break through the barrier?

As the Great Depression affected the colonies, she is now faced with new concern – how to survive with business suffering and money being so tight. Just as she thinks she is getting ahead, a major natural disaster happens with terrible consequence to follow. Then her problems become insignificant compared to what was about to happen – the attack on Pearl Harbor and how the war in the Pacific affects their very existence.

An inspiring story of faith, hope and daring ambition.

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Book Giveaways – “The Iron Butterfly”

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 signed First Edition copies of “The Iron Butterfly” by Rosalinda R Morgan. Here is the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/170929-the-iron-butterfly, Giveaways end March 15, 2016.

The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion and ordeal of Regina Buendia, a young mother who suddenly finds herself all alone and penniless with nine young children to support after her husband died. Facing a bleak future, she has to find a way to tackle a male chauvinistic society where men still rule the business world. Will she be able to break through the barrier?

As the Great Depression affected the colonies, she is now faced with new concern – how to survive with business suffering and money being so tight. Just as she thinks she is getting ahead, a major natural disaster happens with terrible consequence to follow. Then her problems become insignificant compared to what was about to happen – the attack on Pearl Harbor and how the war in the Pacific affects their very existence.

An inspiring story of faith, hope and daring ambition.butterfly_front

BOOK GIVEAWAYS HAVE ENDED

The giveaways for signed copies of my book, “BAHALA NA, (Come What May): A World War II Story of Love, Faith, Courage, Determination and Survival” have ended. 431 entered to win. Goodreads has selected three winners, one from each of these towns:

Boise, ID

Weymouth, MA

Baker City, OR

The winners will receive their books in a few days. If you did not win, “BAHALA NA, (Come What May): A World War II Story of Love, Faith, Courage, Determination and Survival” is available at www.amazon.com.

Learn about a young man’s obsession to meet the girl of his dream. Read about his struggle to find his way home from a faraway place after WWII starts and transportation ceases to exist. Gain insight about the Philippines, the Filipino people and how their faith helps them through life and in their fight for survival during the war. “Bahala Na”, “Leave it to God” is one dictum they cling to when they are in trouble. It is a true story that reads like historical fiction.

Rosalinda Morgan, author, “BAHALA NA (Come What May)”.

Book Giveaways at Goodreads

I’m giving away three signed copies of my book, “BAHALA NA, (Come What May): A World War II Story of Love, Faith, Courage, Determination and Survival to Goodreads members in the United States.  It is scheduled to open for entries at midnight on Friday, March 7 and end at midnight on Monday, April 7. Enter to win at www.goodreads.com.

Learn about a young man’s obsession to meet the girl of his dream. Read about his struggle to find his way home from a faraway place after WWII starts and transportation ceases to exist. Gain insight about the Philippines, the Filipino people and how their faith helps them through life and in their fight for survival during the war. “Bahala Na”, “Leave it to God” is one dictum they cling to when they are in trouble.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/84699-bahala-na-come-what-may-a-world-war-ii-story-of-love-faith-courage

 

Rosalinda Morgan, author, “BAHALA NA (Come What May)”.

“BAHALA NA (Come What May)” – Kindle Countdown Deals

Kindle Countdown Deals for BAHALA NA (COME WHAT MAY) is set to begin on January 27, 2014 at 8:00:00 AM PST.

You can buy your Kindle copy of my book, “Bahala Na (Come What May)” at a discount price of $.99 on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The best deal!

The price goes up to $1.99 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, the price will be $2.99.

On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, the price goes up to $3.99, still a dollar off the regular price.

On Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, the price goes back to the regular price of $4.99.

So take advantage of the discounted price at www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan.

Learn about a young man’s obsession to meet the love of his life and his struggle after WWII starts and his life during the war. Gain insight about the Philippines and the Filipino people and how their faith helps them in their struggle through life. “Bahala Na”, “Leave it to God” is one dictum they cling to when they are in trouble.

Rosalinda Morgan, author, “BAHALA NA (Come What May)”.

Oct. 20, 1944 – Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines

When General Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines in March 1942, he promised “I shall return”. It was 69 years ago today that he made good his promise by returning with an invasion force. The landing, which took place at four spots along a 30-km stretch of coastline on Leyte, involved 700 vessels and 174,000 U.S. servicemen. On October 20, 1944, MacArthur landed in Leyte, fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people by wading ashore at Leyte, but the evening before the Leyte landing, MacArthur spoke through a radio transmitter announcing. . .

“People of the Philippines, I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil… Rally to me! Let the indomitable spirit of Bataan and Corregidor lead… The guidance of divine God points the way. Follow in His name to the Holy Grail of righteous victory!”

Gen. MacArthur, wearing his field marshal’s cap, sunglasses and freshly pressed khakis wanted to land on the beach but ran aground in the shallows while still 100 yards from the beach. The commander of the craft could not bring the landing craft in any closer and so an irritated MacArthur accompanied by President Osmeña and their staffs had to wade ashore. It became one of the most famous images of World War II. Upon seeing the newsreels of his landing, MacArthur was so stirred by the picture that he ordered his staffs to arrange for all subsequent island landings to begin offshore so he could walk through knee-deep water onto the beach.

In honor of Gen. MacArthur’s return, I’m giving a FREE DOWNLOAD of “BAHALA NA (Come What May) at Kindle Lending Library on Oct. 20.

Copyright © 2013. By Rosalinda R Morgan, author of “BAHALA NA (Come What May”.

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GOLD STAR MOTHER’S DAY – SEPT. 29, 2013

Ever heard of Gold Star Mothers? Who are they?

Gold Star Mothers are mothers whose sons or daughters served and died while serving their country in times of war. Each year on Gold Star Mother’s Day which is Sept. 29 this year, the President calls on all Americans to display the U.S. flag to express their love and support to the Gold Star Mothers and their families. Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed on the last Sunday of September to recognize and honor the mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces. Gold Star Mother’s Day is not a designated public holiday in the United States.

A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the line of duty while serving the United States Armed Forces while the blue star symbolizes a family member presently serving in the armed forces. During WWII, you could see which mother had lost a son or daughter. They had a gold star flag on their front window. My husband told me his mother got a flag with two blue stars because both he and his brother were serving during WWII. The gold star can be in the form of a pin worn by Gold Star mothers which was awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The name Gold Star Mothers was derived from the custom of military families who put a service flag near their front window. The flag featured a star for each family member serving their country.

In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson approved the wearing of black armbands bearing a gilt star by those who had a family member who died in the military service to the United States. The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization of mothers whose sons or daughters served and died while serving their country in times of conflict was incorporated in 1929, obtaining a federal charter from the United States Congress. It started with 25 mothers living in the Washington DC area and soon grew to affiliated groups throughout the country. On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day, a holiday that has been observed each year by a presidential proclamation. 

In honor of the Gold Star Mothers, I am giving a FREE download on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 of my book “BAHALA NA (Come What May)”, a WWII story at Kindle Lending Library. Please leave a review at http://www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan after you finish reading the book. Thank you.

Copyright © 2013. By Rosalinda R Morgan, author of “BAHALA NA (Come What May”.

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BAHALA NA (Come What May) FREE Download at KINDLE LENDING LIBRARY on 9-29-2013

ImageTo honor the Gold Star Mothers and in observance of the Gold Star Mother’s Day on Sunday, Sept. 29, you can download FREE “BAHALA NA (Come What May): A WWII Story of Faith, Love, Courage, Determination and Survival” on 9/29/13 at Kindle Lending Library starting at approximately 12 AM Pacific Standard Time to approximately 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

When World War II starts, Benjamin is caught in a place 465 kilometers away from home as the Japanese are landing everywhere. How will he get home? What happens if he encounters the Japanese on the way? Will he see his family again? How about the girl he cares deeply? These are questions looming in his head as he starts his long journey back home.

“Bahala Na (Come What May)” is a fresh look at the traditions and social mores of the era just before and during World War II. It also describes eyewitness accounts of World War II events that were never written before.  “Bahala Na (Come What May)” is a WWII novel, full of human drama, suspense and action and dedicated to WWII veterans.

Please leave a review at http://www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan after you finish reading the book. Thank you.

Copyright © 2013. By Rosalinda R Morgan, author of BAHALA NA (Come What May.

All rights reserved. BAHALA NA (Come What May) FREE Download at KINDLE LENDING LIBRARY on 9-29-2013.

REMEMBER ME ROSES

There isn’t an American who is not affected by the events of September 11, 2001when the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and the crash of United Airlines Flight 92 in a field in Shade Township, Somerset Country, Pennsylvania happened. Sue Casey wanted a living memorial for the victims and survivors of September 11, 2001 so she founded the “Remember Me” Rose Gardens in each area to honor the spirit of the men and women whose lives were lost and all who honor freedom. It will provide a sanctuary for family and friends to honor those who died that day.

There will be 11 roses to be selected for the “Remember Me Rose Gardens”. So far the following roses are now chosen:

 

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1.    “Firefighter”, a red hybrid tea rose is the first of eleven roses named in September 2003 to honor the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day. The rose was hybridized by Pierre Orard and first available through Edmunds Roses, but is now available wholesale through Weeks Roses.  “Firefighter” is very fragrant.

 

2.    “Soaring Spirits”, a new cream pink and yellow striped climbing rose is the second rose named in September 2004 to honor the more than 2000 people who lost their lives while working in the World Trade Center Towers. It was hybridized by Tom Carruth, and available through Weeks Roses.

 

3.    “We Salute You”, an orange/pink hybrid tea is the third rose named in September 2005 to honor the 125 service members, employees, and contract workers who dies in the Pentagon. It was also hybridized by Tom Carruth and available through Weeks roses.

 

4.    “Forty Heroes”, a beautiful golden yellow floribunda, is the fourth rose named and released in April 2006. “Forty Heroes” is named to honor the crew and passengers of United Flight 93. They courageously fought back forcing the hijackers to crash the plane in rural Pennsylvania instead of the intended target in Washington, D.C. It was hybridized by Ping Lim of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.

 

5.    “The Finest”, a beautiful white hybrid tea is the fifth rose named and released in September 2007. “The Finest” is named to honor the 23 New York Police Department Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty on September 11, 2011. These 23 NYPD Officers, in their dedication to protect the lives of fellow citizens, gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives. It was also hybridized by Ping Lim of Bailey Nurseries.

 

6.    “Patriot Dream”, a beautiful salmon colored shrub rose is the sixth rose named and released in June 2009. “Patriot Dream” honors the 64 people who were the crew and passengers on American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon.  A family member of Flight 77 crew suggested the name “Patriot Dream”. This rose has a light fruity fragrance. This rose will also be planted at the three Washington D.C. schools that had students and teachers aboard Flight 77. It is being introduced by Bailey Nurseries.

 

7.    “Survivor”, a dark pink rose, is the seventh rose in the series and released in June 2010. The name “Survivor” was suggested by a group of survivors who worked in the World Trade Center. Lead by JoAnn Pedersen, the group said there could be no other name for their rose. The survivors who made it out of the World Trade Center helped rescue others, aiding in their escape down the stairwell before the Towers collapsed.  At the Pentagon, survivors struggled to reach safety after Flight 77 crashed into the building. Ordinary people became heroes as they helped on another to safety. This rose was also hybridized by Ping Lim of Bailey Rose Nurseries.

 

8.    “Wings of Courage”, a beautiful butter yellow rose with a halo of white petals, is the eight rose named on June 12, 2011 in Portland Oregon. “Wings of Courage” is named to honor the crew and passengers on American Airlines Flight 11, which struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. It is mildly scented and can have up to thirty blooms at one time. The rose was hybridized by the late John Clements of Heirloom Roses.

 

To honor the spirit of the men and women whose lives were lost in New York, at the Pentagon, and at a field in Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, you can download FREE “BAHALA NA (Come What May)”, a book dedicated to WWII veterans on 9/11/13 only at Kindle Lending Library starting at approximately 12 AM Pacific Standard Time to approximately 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

 

Copyright © 2013. By Rosalinda R Morgan, author of “BAHALA NA (Come What May”.

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