She writes the kind of stories you can see your kids reading in college in days to come.
Her stories are about the hardship of life through the eyes of men and women who want nothing more than to be triumphant.
Here’s a great excerpt from When Mountains Move:
Bump’s fingers lace through mine, and I hold his hand tightly, afraid to let go. He has no idea of the bad thing I keep in my heart. If I told him, would he forgive me? Would he understand that his happiness was the only thing I wanted in this world? Or would he tell me to go back to Mississippi?
So much poignancy in this paragraph.
A women who loves her husband but fears something about her past will kill his love? Will she have to go back to where she came from thus losing her hope of happiness?
Doesn’t it make you want to read the book?
Yea, me too.
Looks like another great, award winning read from Julie Cantrell!
In honor of When Mountains Move, Julie has a special giveaway for us this week:
As a special treat, I’ve got an authentic Choctaw medicine bag up for grabs. It was made by artisans with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw.
Some of you may wonder what a medicine bag is exactly. Many of my Choctaw friends wear a bag around their neck, beneath their shirts. They wear this every day, usually concealed from the general public. Each person’s bag holds a private collection of special items, and no one tells anyone else what is in his/her own bag.
Items enclosed may include a snippet of hair from a loved one, a rock or small stick from a special, sacred place, protective herbs, etc.
If you’d like to enter the drawing to receive your very own Choctaw medicine bag, please comment below including your email address so I can be sure to contact the winner.
Your medicine bag will come with no contents, and I encourage you to find a few special tokens to put in your bag. Special symbols that show what is important to you…something to represent your faith, your family, your friends, and yourself.
As the Choctaw say, Yakokih!