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Rhani D’Chae – WINTER OF THE DRILL

Looking for something to read this weekend? Check out this talented author.

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We ask that you also check out their books in the RWISA or RRBC catalogs. Thanks, again for your support and we hope that you will follow each member along this amazing tour of talent! Don’t forget to click the link below to learn more about this author:

Rhani D’Chae – WINTER OF THE DRILL

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Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! #RRBC #RWISA


A.M. Manay – MIRROR, MIRROR

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A.M. Manay – MIRROR, MIRROR

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D.L. Finn – POETRY

Today I am pleased to host #RRBC #RWISA blog tour featuring D. L. Finn.

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D.L. Finn – POETRY

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John W. Howell – THE ROAD

I am pleased to host this week a special blog tour for #RRBC #RWISA. Meet the author, John W. Howell and get to know his work.

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John W. Howell – THE ROAD

Born for Life: A Midwife’s Story


Life as a Midwife

Being a rural midwife is challenging, rewarding, exhilarating and carries a huge responsibility. Traveling many miles in one day to see a woman who birthed the day before. Checking on mother and baby to ensure both are well and the Mum is coping.

If the woman is breastfeeding her baby and having problems, she may ring in the middle of the night for advice and then if required, a journey to her home which may be an hour away. An hour there, an hour for the postnatal visit and then an hour to drive home again.

If the problem cannot be resolved in one visit, you are available by phone and then visit every other day until the problem is resolved and does not require as much input.

A woman planning to birth at a hospital some distance away means a plan made for the woman to arrive in a timely manner. Tracey lived an hour from my house and I lived a further 40 minutes away from the hospital. The first birth had gone well. She arrived at my house and we went in convoy to the hospital, arriving in plenty of time to settle in and a bonny baby girl was born four hours later.

The plan worked well the first time, so we planned the same for her second baby. Tracey rung me when she was in established labor, to tell me she was on her way. She would call into my house and then I would follow behind as we traveled to the hospital.

However, by the time she arrived at my house she was ready to push the baby out. I supported her into my home and onto the spare bedroom. Fortunately, I had a homebirth pack and equipment in the car used for homebirths. An unplanned homebirth at the midwife’s house was preferable to birthing the baby on the side of the road in either her car or mine. It is extremely messy as well.

Certainly, the life of a rural midwife is never dull or boring. Total commitment is required; to be on call night and day for the women. Caring for mothers and babies and being an essential health professional for the community.

Julie Watson

Author Bio

Julie grew up in a small, rural town in New Zealand. After leaving school, she worked at the local maternity annex as a nurse aide, which gave her a love for caring for mothers and babies. Life could not have been happier until the death of her second baby at birth led to depression, loneliness, and despair.

Julie’s first book Born for Life: A Midwife’s Story follows her journey to overcome the challenges she faced to become the midwife that she was born to be.

She always had a dream to travel and work in a developing country. She had the opportunity to work as a midwife in many countries – including Zambia, Africa where she worked at Kalene Mission Hospital.

Julie’s second book Born for Life: Midwife in Africa describes her experiences living and working in Africa. She shares her incredible journey to make a difference in the lives of African women and their babies.

Julie lives in Palmerston North, New Zealand with her husband, Barry. She has recently retired and enjoys writing, traveling, volunteer work and spending time with her friends and family.

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Born for Life: A Midwife’s Story

From a young age, Julie pondered what she would do with her life. A job as a nurse aide in the local Maternity Annexe at the age of sixteen gave her a love for being with women during labour and birth and caring for mothers and their babies.

Life could not have been happier, married to the man she loved and the birth of a son. The tragic and unexpected death of her second baby in her first hour of life led to depression, loneliness, and despair.

Born for Life: A Midwife’s Story tells of Julie’s struggle to overcome tragedy and who triumphs to become the midwife that she was born to be. The many birth stories are told from an era in the 1970s through the eyes of a young nurse aide to modern day midwifery in New Zealand as an independent midwife with her own caseload.

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Author, Karen Ingalls

Book: OUTSHINE: AN OVARIAN CANCER MEMOIR

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KI1HGZI/

Book Blurb: When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage IIC ovarian cancer, she realized ho little she knew about what is called “the silent killer.” As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs, side effects, and statistics, she redirected her energy to focus on the equally overwhelming blessings of life, learning to rejoice in each day and find peace in spirituality. In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that “the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radian. It is a story of survival and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover.

Twitter: @KIngallsAuthor

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Author, Rhani D’Chae

Book: ONE DYKE COZY https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0713TQFCF/

Book Blurb: People come into our lives for a day, a season, or a reason…

 “Shy taught me to fight like a champion, love like a poet, & live like it was my last day on earth.”

 One Dyke Cozy touches on the lives of two girls, Gabby and Shy, from their first meeting as children to Shy’s untimely death.

 This novel contains profanity and adult situations.

Twitter: @rhanidchae

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Author, Robert Fear

Book: EXCLUSIVE PEDIGREE – 

http://www.amazon.com/Exclusive-Pedigree-life-out-Brethren-ebook/dp/B01HDWF1CY/

Book Blurb: John Fear was born into a religious sect known as the Exclusive Brethren. This sheltered him from the outside world as he grew up, but could not hide him from its influences. A struggle began in his mind that led him to leave the Brethren, along with his young family. Rather than reacting as many do and totally abandoning any belief system, John remained true to his convictions and continued a strongly religious way of life. Still serving God he worked in many places throughout the world, rubbing shoulders with famous people such as Billy Graham, Mother Teresa and Cliff Richard.

 The writing style of this book is dynamic and engaging. John’s personality shines through and he paints an insightful account of his personal life and surrounding historical events. This account is not a sensationalised expose of the Exclusive Brethren. Instead, it follows one man’s life journey and is brought to life through his diary entries and family letters. This beautifully edited book is more than a memoir. It is a delightful mix of history, social customs, travel and belief. An honest, personal and emotive account of how religion can touch and shape a person’s life – forever.

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http://www.amazon.com/Son-My-Father-Family-Dynasty-ebook/dp/B00DIKH570/

Welcome! I am pleased to host the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop! “Son of My Father A Family Dynasty” by Peggy Hattendorf ( www.amazon.com/Son-My-Father-Family-Dynasty-ebook/dp/B00DIKH570/ ) is the fourth in the book blog tour. Watch this space for my review.

Members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, so please visit the “HOP’S” main page to follow along.

Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the “HOP’S” main page, your name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!”

#RRBC #RRBCTreatReads Book Blog Tour

Welcome! I am honored to host the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!

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http://www.amazon.com/Letting-into-Perfect-Love-Extraordinary-ebook/dp/B00K7WYTW6/

I found this book to be inspirational. It is about abuse and the effects it has on an entire family. It is an important read. How many times does one think, “how can she stay in that marriage?” I know I have thought the very same thing. It takes a book like this one to help us understand that abuse is both physical and mental. That the grip an abuser possesses over his victim is as powerful as if they were shackled.

But this book is more than the recanting of abuse. It is about the power of forgiveness. Forgiveness towards the abuser(s) and forgiveness of oneself. It is about the ability to earn to love again and in the process learn to love oneself.

“Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary after Abuse” is beautifully written.

 

#RRBC members have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent. Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISA members! Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review. There will be other books on tour for the next few days, so please visit the “HOP’S” main page to follow along.

Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the “HOP’S” main page, your name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!

Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary after Abuse https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7WYTW6/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_LcBOBbAVMS4BZ