Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Between Two Colors

When a horrific battle rips through Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering--and a Rebel scout who awakens her long dormant heart.

While Liberty's future crumbles as her home is destroyed, the past comes rushing back to Bella, a former slave and Liberty's hired help, when she finds herself surrounded by Southern soldiers, one of whom knows the secret that would place Liberty in danger if revealed.

In the wake of shattered homes and bodies, Liberty and Bella struggle to pick up the pieces the battle has left behind. Will Liberty be defined by the tragedy in her life, or will she find a way to triumph over it?
Widow of Gettysburg is inspired by first-person accounts from women who lived in Gettysburg during the battle and its aftermath. 
 Spoiler alert:
I don't want to give too much away about the book, but I can personally relate to Liberty's life at the end of the book because I am basically between two colors too.

I am American and I am Chinese. Most people only see one color in me, but I see in two colors. I have my Chinese heritage, but I was born in America so I do American things.

People can be more or less cruel when they only see other people in one color. They judge based on color and not based on character. Since being bullied as a child for being different, I don't look at color, but character.

It doesn't matter to me where the person was born. It only matters if the person has a heart of compassion or not. 

Liberty does the same thing at the end of the book. That's all I'm going to reveal about the book.

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