Friday, March 11, 2011

Journey of Honor

I've been slacking on my blog posting, but now that I've been able to come up for oxygen, I am finally back. I've been pondering the importance of positive thinking again and came across a few good quotes.

Reality is the mirror of your thoughts. Choose well what you put in front of the mirror.
Remez Sasson

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
Dennis and Wendy Mannering

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.
Cavett Robert

Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.
Author Unknown

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Francesca Reigler

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
Ken S. Keyes Jr.

Suggested Reading

I had the privilege of reading Journey of Honor: A Love Story by Jaclyn M. Hawkes. It's a tender love story about a young woman who relies on her faith after suffering a terrible act of violence and a man searching for a truth and a happiness only she can give him.

The Book
Disowned, she came to American anyway. Attacked and left pregnant by a vicious mob, she still pressed on. Finally in spite of being accused of theft by the vilest of her attackers, Giselle tries to remain as upbeat and uncomplaining as a prairie wildflower as she travels on to Zion.

Thoroughly disillusioned with the ugliness and cruelty of slavery in the South. Trace Grayson leaves his young medical career to go west, hoping to leave bigotry and hatred behind. He begins taking goods by teamster train to sell in the territories. However, this fourth time across in July 1848, he's stuck in St. Joseph, Missouri, waiting for enough wagons to join the train so that they can leave.

Knowing that if they don t start west soon, they ll be caught by snow in the mountains. Trace is thrilled when the final wagon signs on. Then, when the beautiful young Dutch girl traveling with the last wagon is falsely accused of stealing and is detained, the whole trip is jeopardized. Thrown together by circumstances, Trace and Giselle team up to begin to figure out just how to make this epic journey across a continent a success.

With a deep sense of honor and an equally strong sense of humor, together they learn to deal with everything except the one trial that neither of them can overcome.
This is a journey through the refiner s fire.

This is a great book and a fast read. I was easily pulled into the story and uplifted by the way Giselle and Trace handled the trials. This a a book you will want to read again and again. Get your copy of Journey of Honor by logging onto or


Mary L Walling said...

Sounds like a terrific book and will be added to my to be read list.

KRBailey, Author said...

Loved your thoughts. Your book sounds great.

stanalei said...

Thanks for the quotes of encouragement, Jewel. That was something I needed to hear today.