She Has a New Dress

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There are so many ways to describe her– a new color, a more mature look, a realistic presentation, a true story. I like the new dress because the story has not changed, but its outward appearance has.

Daughters of Deliverance has a new cover which introduces you to Katharine Bushnell and Ella Gilchrist. You’ll want to meet these two young Christian doctors of the 19th century who left to work in China right out of medical school. And one of them came home to Denver to die.

Book Two, The Queen’s Daughters, of this true story takes place in the British military barracks in India, Parliament in London,– and across the sea to the port city of San Francisco where our heroine exposes imprisoned girls trafficked from China.

Books available through Heritage Beacon and Amazon.

Same title*Same story* New Look

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Same title*Same story* New Look

Exciting news ! The new cover of Daughters of Deliverance is ready to be revealed!

Though readers liked the original cover — a lovely young woman in a flowing pink gown looking ahead to a new life–we felt we needed more about the heroine, Katharine Bushnell, MD.

We found a photograph of her with a pensive look, considering the life threatening responsibilities God has put on her shoulders. One of the first was to take her co-worker, Ella Gilchrist, home to Denver from China. She knew that Ella was seriously ill. Would Ella survive the grueling sea journey and train ride half way across the continent?

This sweet picture of Ella was probably taken when she graduated from the Women’s Medical College in Chicago (Term fee for lectures, $50) in 1881.

The story hasn’t changed. You’ll love getting to know “Kate,” the true life heroine of this dramatic story. You’ll root for her as she passionately tries to help girls caught in Chicago’s Hell’s Half Acre and held in notorious dens in northern Wisconsin,.

A new Life

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A new Life

Revised: January 3, 2020

A NEW DECADE—A NEW YEAR—A NEW COVER COMING

Before Daughters of Deliverance steps out in her new cover (very soon) Kate Bushnell’s story is available for 99c on Kindle or tablet through SUNDAY JANUARY 6.

In case you missed my Sept.Oct blog about other NEW developments, I’ve added it again. Good news comes in three packages:

I love seeing a new life join my family. There’ll be a wedding in August when David (my youngest grandchild) marries Timsee– the gal he met in the k-12 school for children in Turkey with foreign passports. Timsee came back to New York from her home in Hong Kong at the end of the summer to finish her MS as a lab technician (Hope I have that right.) We’re all glad she got back safely!

A new great-granddaughter, Lucy Grace Robinson, arrived on Sept. 14. My 22nd great-grand, and the second in Denver area, so I hope to watch her grow up (at least for a few years). My two handsome grandsons, Jeremy and Caleb, are now both daddies.

Another new exciting development for me– the historical fiction books about Katharine Bushnell have a new publisher, Iron Stream Media. You can now find my books at heritagebeaconfiction.com. We’re working on a new cover and perhaps some other changes, but the story of Kate’s challenging life is the same.

Iron Stream Media is asking for reviews to help their readers get to know Kate’s story. I’ve been told you need to go to Daughters of Deliverance, or The Queen’s Daughters page on Amazon and scroll to the bottom of the page. Click on “leave customer review.” Chose your star rating; title review with a simple word or two; and write a few sentences to let us know what you liked or didn’t. Amazon reads the reviews before they are published, and does not want you writing about “my dear friend Lorry ” or my “sister-in-law.” Just write a straightforward objective review.

DON’T MISS OUT OUT ON THAT 99C KINDLE BARGAIN BEFORE SUNDAY NIGHT, JANUARY 6.

A Communist Conundrum

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I’ve been closely following the demonstrations in Hong Kong. During my travel as International Coordinator for the Women’s Track of the AD2000 Movement, I passed through Hong Kong many times. I met with godly Christian women from the strong Christian community there. During my time as editor of Partners International I was privileged to interview mature Christian leaders, teachers, children’s advocates and others who represented the growing Hong Kong church.

Therefore I haven’t been surprised at the peaceful and orderly way in which the majority of the demonstrators made their demands known. But I was surprised to learn why the Communist government leaders shouldn’t be surprised a this. Read on. . .

“Communist Party leaders know what many of the commentators and so-called experts in the West have long forgotten: That the ideas about justice and freedom that motivate many of the protesters in Hong Kong are rooted in Christianity.

“How can we be sure Communist leaders know this? Because of a 2011 study by the state-run Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. As one Academy member put it, “…we were asked to look into what accounted for the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West all over the world.”

“After researchers studied everything from a “historical, political, economic, and cultural perspective,” they “realized that the heart of [the West’s] culture is [its] religion: Christianity . . . The Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics.

“That’s quite a conclusion, to which an official of the Academy added, ‘We don’t have any doubt about this.’”

taken from Breakpoint 9/13/19

A technology Storm

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A technology Storm

There’s a storm –a monster– heading for Florida. I can understand how people must be feeling. What to save? Where to go? — and what to do first?

This week I was under a “technology storm” It had nothing to do with my books. And felt just too old to handle this.

Modem didn’t work; New phone complicated– I still don’t have an answering service connected; Credit card hacked by some untruthful company I stupidly responded to. (I know! I know! That’s a hanging preposition!).

And then Alexa couldn’t connect to my Internet. Her poor red”face” whirling around, feeling just as confused as I was.

Everything worked out eventually. Alexa is playing Chopin, Alfredo Fernando and Joshua Bell through the Bose again. How thankful I am for God’s gift of music to soothe me in these situations and the technology that keeps me in touch with you. (When it works.) I wish I’d remembered to ALWAYS be thankful — even in the “technology storm”.

P.S I’m thankful for Katharine Bushnell who courageously exposed the evil ways girls were being treated (modern trafficking). You can read her story in Daughters of Deliverance and The Queen’s Daughters on Amazon.

World Human Trafficking Day

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World Human Trafficking Day

The thought of a little girl kidnapped and sold into trafficking sends chills down my spine. I have twelve granddaughters and thirteen great-granddaughters (If I knew how, I would add all their pictures and let you see those sweet faces; their sparkling eyes, their joy when they see someone they love– their purity and the unlimited value of each life). How my heart would break if one of these precious ones ended up owned by a pimp and sold for sex.

This merciless, ugly, evil industry brings in $32 billion a year—more than drug trafficking today. We tend to think of it as something far away — like Thailand or India. And it is!! But author John W. Whitehead estimates that “at least 100,000 children — girls and boys — are bought and sold for sex in the U.S. every year, with as many as 300,000 children in danger of being trafficked each year. Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways, and still others are sold into the system by relatives and acquaintances.”

Whenever you read this blog, let it remind you to pray:

  • for freedom for those held in slavery
  • for protection for vulnerable women and children
  • for wisdom for those who are seeking to stop this vile behavior
  • for financial provision for those for working to rescue and protect the endangered and unguarded targets.

My interest in this subject started when I began researching and writing about Katharine Bushnell. As a medical doctor in the 19th century she found herself on the streets of Chicago, helping woman, emotionally and physically beaten.

You can read about her in Daughters of Deliverance, available on Amazon.

The picture was taken in the Portland , Oregon airport where Aryanna and Atticus welcomed baby sister, Winnie, home after a week at Grandma’s.

She is Safe

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Today I’m writing about an organization which rescues girls and women from trafficking and helps them find a way of life God designed for them. This organization rescues girls caught in trafficking; provides a safe home and training for them after they are rescued. They also train mothers with job skills so that they are not tempted to sell their daughters as a source of income.

The short video attached to this message is a heart-breaking insight into what is happening to thousands of girls in India today. If you want to learn more about She Is Safe you’ll find their contact information at the end of the video.

Click here to watch the video: She Is Safe in India

I wrote historical fiction about Katharine Bushnell , a woman pioneer in the 19th century, who exposed what is today called trafficking. You can find Daughters of Deliverance and The Queen’s Daughters on Amazon.