Loved it, loved it, loved it!
Here’s a description from amazon:
‘In 1883 Michigan, Lily Young is on a mission to save her lost sister, or die trying. Heedless of the danger, her searches of logging camps lead her to Harrison and into the sights of Connell McCormick, a man doing his best to add to the hard-earned fortunes of his lumber baron father.
Posing during the day as a photographer’s assistant, Lily can’t understand why any God-fearing citizen would allow evil to persist and why men like Connell McCormick turn a blind eye to the crime rampant in the town. But Connell is boss-man of three of his father’s lumber camps in the area, and like most of the other men, he’s interested in clearing the pine and earning a profit. He figures as long as he’s living an upright life, that’s what matters.
Lily challenges everything he thought he knew, and together they work not only to save her sister but to put an end to the corruption that’s dominated Harrison for so long.’
All Jody’s heroines are super strong so today I am highlighting another strong lady. You may have seen her at the Olympics:
Boxer: Mary Kom
UNENDING DEVOTION TO MARY KOM
While I was in England my sister visited and tossed me a copy of The Economist. She made me read a fascinating article about Mary, knowing with my success in Tae Kwon-Do I’d be interested. I sure was.
Being a female athlete in India is no easy feat and Mary has achieved what no other Indian lady has achieved before her. She is the first woman boxer from India to have won five World titles consecutively.
Her regime is strict and her family are very supportive. She also gives back by training young boxers each morning.
Interestingly, Mary Kom beat a Canadian at the Olympics who lives down the road from me in Windsor and an English girl beat Mary Kom in the semi-final. Unfortunately I missed Mary’s bouts. Did any of you see one?
Read more about Mary Kom here. See her in action:
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p.s. It’s a long weekend here so I’ll leave this up and skip Metaphor Monday. It’s my last week at home with my youngest before she goes to school full time.