I shall return

Gen. Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to the Filipino people that he shall return to liberate them from the Japanese on October 20, 1944.

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Excerpts from BAHALA NA (Come What May)

 

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!”

 

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 years 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 Osmena and their staffs had to wade shore. 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 staff to arrange for all subsequent island landings to begin offshore so he could walk through knee-deep water onto the beach.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author – BAHALA NA (Come What May)

 

 

Second Report on Twelve Weeks Challenge

Here is my second report for my twelve weeks challenge:

1. I caught up on my goal this week for word count. I made it to 10,825 words to date so I’m on track for 60,000 words for twelve weeks.

2. My book to read is still on target. I did not quite finish my second book. Hope to finish it and start another one by the time I make my next report. So I still have 9 books to read in the next 10 weeks.

3. I made my goal for marketing of my book. I made 71 marketing posts/pitches – 15 posts on Social Media and I made another email list of 56 people that I will be sending an email. The email announcement is done so I can start sending them by Monday. I’m happy to report that the book launched today at Amazon on both Kindle and Paperback. Order your copy today.

Stay on course . . .

The next report is on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

Countdown to Launch “The Wentworth Legacy”

The day is almost here. We only have TWO DAYS left to launch “The Wentworth Legacy”. It’s coming down to the wire. The Kindle copy is ready. You can pre-order now and have it delivered to your Kindle. The paperback is about to come out within a few days of the Kindle launch.

 

Have you ever heard about the Gold Coast of Long Island? You must have. Do you remember “The Great Gatsby”? Well, that whole area of the North Shore of Long Island is famous for big estates during the Gilded Age? It is the setting of “The Wentworth Legacy”.

 

Do you miss the “Downton Abbey” yet? I’m sure you do. We don’t have the aristocracy in the United States. But we have the old money who comes as close to the aristocracy as you can get. Spencer A Wentworth is from the old money.

 

Discover the fabulous houses on the North Shore of Long Island and get a glimpse of how their owners live? Will their lifestyle continue as the country is heading toward the Great Depression? With the stock market about to crash, will Spencer be able to save the family fortune?  Will his sister, Emma, having an affair with a married man and ends in tragedy be able to spare the family of scandal. Will Spencer and his sister, Emma ever find happiness in love?

 

The Wentworth Legacy is a tale of responsibility, love, betrayal, suspense and redemption during the Gilded Age.

 

So get ready now for a good read. If you cannot wait for the paperback, you can pre-order your Kindle copy at http://www.amazon.com right now.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

The Wentworth Legacy’s Publication Date for Paperback Is On Track

I just finished the final edit of the paperback edition of The Wentworth Legacy. It is going into launch mode in a few days. After several edits, I’m looking forward to see the finished product.

 

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If you have not seen my previous posts, this is my third historical novels. The first two books I wrote are set in the Philippines. The Wentworth Legacy is set in New York, my old hometown. I have lived in New York for 44 years – 4 years in Manhattan and 40 years in Oyster Bay. I love Long Island except the cold weather.

 

The Wentworth Legacy is about Long Island North Shore and the old money which is a dying breed. But it is still fascinating to read about them. You only wish you have that kind of money to afford their standard of living.  Well, you can always dream.

 

So order your copy of The Wentworth Legacy today and enjoy. Kindle is available now on pre-order at Amazon and the paperback copy is coming out in a few days.

 

Stay tuned . . .

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

 

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author & Garden Writer

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

 

 

Ten Days to Launch Date of “The Wentworth Legacy”

 

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Countdown is on. We have 10 days before the launch of “The Wentworth Legacy”. I’m so excited to see this book in circulation. It has been forming in my consciousness since the 80s when I became aware of my surroundings, having witnessed how the other side of the track lived.

 

Have you ever heard about the Gold Coast of Long Island? You must have. Do you remember “The Great Gatsby”? Well, that whole area of the North Shore of Long Island is famous for big estates during the Gilded Age? It is the setting of “The Wentworth Legacy”.

 

Do you miss the “Downton Abbey” yet? I’m sure you do. We don’t have the aristocracy in the United States. But we have the old money who can come as close to the aristocracy as you can be. Spencer A Wentworth is from the old money.

 

So get ready for a good read. If you cannot wait for the paperback, you can pre-order your Kindle copy at http://www.amazon.com right now.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

The Wentworth Legacy is now on pre-order at Amazon.com

The Wentworth Legacy, A Long Island Story by Rosalinda R Morgan is now on pre-order at Kindle. Launch Date is on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Reserve your copy now at Amazon.com.

The Wentworth Legacy Kindle Cover Revised

A big surprise awaits Spencer A Wentworth, a scion of an old banking family of New York Gold Coast in Long Island, when he returns from a Grand Tour. Thus begins a series of events putting pressure on his personal life. Will he be able to handle the big responsibility given to him?

With the stock market about to collapse, can the family save the family fortune and escape bankruptcy? Will he and his family retain their way of life as the country gets deeper into the Depression?

Will Spencer find a solution to his financial and personal problems? How about his sister who is involved in a love triangle with a married man and ends in a tragedy? Will brother and sister ever find happiness in love?

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

 

BAHALA NA (Come What May) – Special Offer

Limited Time Offer:  BAHALA NA (Come What May) – a WWII Story of Love, Faith, Courage, Determination and Survival is now at $0.99 at Kindle till Aug. 17, 2016. Download your copy now.

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Book Description:

At a market near Baguio, out of boredom, Benjamin picks up a magazine to pass the time. Little does he know, reading the magazine will turn into an obsessive quest to meet the girl whose picture appeared in the magazine. He sees Adelaide’s picture as “Reyna Elena” and is smitten. And so begins the pursuit of meeting her. Will he ever meet Adelaide?

Then World War II starts and Benjamin is caught in a place 465 kilometers away from home as the Japanese are landing everywhere. How will he get home? The story takes you on a long and perilous journey across the mountains and plains of Northern Luzon, into the war stricken city of Manila into the Japanese occupied provinces. What happens if he encountered the Japanese on the way?

Through the start of the war into the Japanese occupation, Batangueños show their unswerving faith, love, courage and determination in the midst of never-ending struggle to survive. As Gen. MacArthur returns to liberate the Philippines, lives turn into an upheaval as evacuations are the norm of the day.

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.

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

 

 

 

BAHALA NA (Come What May) -Limited Time Offer

In remembrance of Memorial Day, I’m offering Kindle copy of “BAHALA NA (COME WHAT MAY)” for $0.99 for a limited time only, beginning today, Sunday, May 29 and ends Sunday, June 5. BAHALA NA (Come What May) is a gripping tale of WWII based on actual events that happened in the Philippines. At the same time Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they were also bombing the Philippines. BAHALA NA (Come What May) is based on my father’s life during WWII. “Bahala na” “Leave it to God” is a Filipino motto that sustains the Filipinos in times of trouble.

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Here is your chance to know about the other Pearl Harbor on the other side of the world. The book is dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces.
So take advantage of the discounted price at http://www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan. It is also available in paperback. A great present for history buffs!

Other books by Rosalinda:

The Iron Butterfly

The Wentworth Legacy – Release Date, Aug. 20, 2016, available as Pre-order on Amazon.

“The Wentworth Legacy” Debut

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Do you miss Downton Abbey? Don’t despair. You’ll love my latest book, “The Wentworth Legacy – A Long Island Novel”. Take a look at the way of life of the rich during the Roaring Twenties. Take advantage of the pre-order price of “The Wentworth Legacy” in Kindle, available now at Amazon.com. Price will go up on the Release Date which is Aug. 20, 2016.

A big surprise awaits Spencer A. Wentworth, a young scion of a wealthy old banking family of New York when he returns from the Grand Tour.

With the stock market about to crash, he is worried he might lose everything including his ancestral home. Can he find a way to avoid bankruptcy? Will the family lose everything in the wake of the Depression?

Not only are his finances in big trouble but his personal life is a mess and so is that of his sister, Emma, who is caught in a love triangle which ends in a tragedy. Will brother and sister ever find happiness in love?

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

 

 

 

April 9, 1942 – The Fall of Bataan

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Seventy-four years ago on April 9, 1942, 76,000 men squeezed onto the tip of Bataan peninsula officially surrendered to the Japanese. They were without food or ammunition, and malaria and dysentery were widespread. They were forced to begin marching up the peninsula which survivors later aptly named the notorious “Bataan Death March”. Many more than a thousand deaths awaited the surrendering forces as the Japanese marched them off to a prison camp. The four-day, sixty-three-mile march in ninety-five degree weather would not have been difficult for well-nourished soldiers; but for malaria-ridden, ill-fed troops, the march was brutal. The Japanese killed many prisoners who were unable to move forward. It has been estimated that upwards of 10,000 died along the way from exhaustion or atrocious brutality imposed by their Japanese captors. The suffering survivors were herded into boxcars in San Fernando in the province of Pampanga and taken to an internment camp at Capas in the province of Tarlac. Upon reaching the prison camp, untold more thousands perished for lack of food, water and medical supplies.

Let’s remember those fallen soldiers today for their ultimate sacrifice to have our freedom today. As an author of WWII book, “BAHALA NA (Come What May)”, I salute those men and women who died to make us free.

I’m discounting the price of my book “BAHALA NA (Come What May)”, a story of love, faith, courage, determination and survival during WWII based on my parent’s life before and during the war so people can have an idea of what life was during those times. The book will be discounted in a day or so. Check it out at www.amazon.com/author/rosalindarmorgan.