Hooray! It’s my first official Book Club week on the porch!!! I’m excited to be sharing When Mountains Move with readers and hope you’ll all enjoy seeing what adventures lie in store for Millie.
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!
I GREATLY appreciate each of you who has taken time to enter Millie’s world and who have gone out of your way to support these stories. If you have shared these books in any way, posted a review online, etc., please know how grateful I am for your help.
It is the spring of 1943. With a wedding and a cross-country move, Millie’s world is about to change forever. If only her past could change with it.
Soon after the break of day, Bump will become Millie’s husband. And then, if all goes as planned, they will leave the rain-soaked fields of Mississippi and head for the wilds of the Colorado Rockies. As Millie tries to forget a dark secret, she hasn’t yet realized how drastically those past experiences will impact the coming days.
For most of Millie’s life, being free felt about as unlikely as the mountains moving. But she’s about to discover that sometimes in life, we are given second chances, and that the only thing bigger than her past … is her future.
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