Monday, November 5, 2012

When Shadows Fall by Tina Pinson Ends November 12th



Tina Pinson resides in Mesa, Arizona with her husband of thirty plus years, Danny. They are blessed to have three sons, and six grandchildren with another on the way.  Tina started her writing in elementary school. Her love of writing has caused her to seek creative outlets be it writing poetry, songs, or stories. Her WWII story Trail of the Sandpiper won third place in the Genesis in 2003.  In the Manor of the Ghost and Touched By Mercy and When Shadows Fall Book 1 in the Shadows Series are available through Desert Breeze Publishers. To Catch a Shadow the next installment of the Shadow Series about the civil war and the Oregon Trail, will be available, June 2013. To Carry her Cross will be available January 2013 and Then There was Grace a Sept 9/11 type story will be available Sept. 2013 and Christmas in Shades of Gray an offbeat Dickens type tale releases December 2013.


               Am I thankful? I'm sure I say this every year, but where did the time go. Shortly 2012 will leave the stage and be filed in the annuals of history. It's been an interesting year. But before this year fades, I still have a month and a half to go. 
              Thanksgiving is coming and I have to ask myself… Am I thankful? Are things better off this year than the last? The world has been on edge financially. There were uprisings in the Middle East and some here at home. The war is still going on in Afghanistan. We are still at odds with Iran. Our ambassador and three others were killed in Libya. When you read this we will have gone through another presidential election. Let's hope my candidate wins. There have been fires and floods, and drought and famine. The gas prices are horrendous. People are still looking for jobs and more seem to fall into poverty everyday.

Wouldn't it be nice to go back to a simpler time? A quiet time. A… Actually, even with all the unrest, we do have it pretty easy in comparison to past generations. Especially to the time my characters live in Shadowed Dreams.
Rebekah is twenty-three and has already lost her parents, a sibling, a husband and a daughter. She has lived in near poverty trying to keep her self and son in a home and food. Now she's on the Oregon Trail with her new husband, Matthew. And getting there wasn't quite that easy.
 Today we have the convenience to get in our car, and drive what will take Matthew and Rebekah 6 months. Remember it already took 2-3 weeks just to get to Independence to join the train.
 Rebekah and Matthew will have stored food to get them through several months. Yes they could stop at stores in some of the towns, but they didn't have ice chests or room to keep too much more than the necessities in their already cramped wagons. And thank about the money they had to save to take the trip.
 We sit in our air-conditioned cars, and pull out credit cards or debit cards to get the gas and snacks we want as we travel.
 Rebekah and Matthew are traveling in the heat, sleeping with bugs and all kinds of critters. Making, at the most, 18 miles or so a day. They cooked over an open flame. Hunted for their meat. Made due with a bit of brush or a hole in the ground for private matters. I know people who get irritated if the color or texture of the toilet paper isn't up to par.
 Roughing it for some Americans is done in expensive campers -- some three times or more the size of the wagons used on the Oregon Trail -- outfitted with every modern convenience, with full bathrooms and queen sized beds.
 We say we need to get a way for the weekend and find some peace.
 Rebekah and Matthew were hoping to leave some of the horrors from the Civil War behind. But they didn't get away from it all.
 We don't live in fear moment-by-moment wondering when some bomb is going to rip our world apart. For me, I just turn off the news and shut the front door and I have quite a bit of peace and quiet. And that's something to be thankful for. I hope you find much to be thankful this year too.
Leave a comment and tell me what you're thankful for, for a chance to win an ebook Copy of Shadowed Dreams.


Matthew has braved the war and near death with one thought in mind… Rebekah. He won her hand in marriage, and now he has a few short months to make her see how much he loves her. How much he needs her. Given the wall she's put up between them, he prays he'll have enough time.

After fleeing the war, Rebekah is determined to go west to Oregon, only to be turned down when she tries to join the train. Matthew's proposal of marriage, in name only to help her west, becomes the miracle she needs. Loving him as she does, she dreads the idea of letting him go once they reach Oregon, but how can she ask him to stay with her, to love her? How could he love her once he's found out her secret? She must guard her heart and his.


Twitter:@Tina_Pinson

Purchase my books at:

Desert Breeze Bookstore.
When Shadows Fall -- http://tinyurl.com/d93p77a
Touched By Mercy – http://ning.it/9OJZ5r
In the Manor of the Ghost -- http://tiny.cc/we4ul
Shadowed Dreams -- http://tinyurl.com/94vzlao

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In the Manor of the Ghost -- http://tiny.cc/doc8w
When Shadows Fall http://tinyurl.com/7vpl6zq

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When Shadows Fall -- http://tinyurl.com/7bk8of9



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29 comments:

  1. Sometimes living in a simpler time would be better, then you could just build your house if you owned land. You wouldn't have to worry about getting the permissions you'd have to now...

    taiyouryuATgmailDOTcom

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  2. I so understand that. We had 3 acres of land and wanted to build two houses. You would have thought we were trying to blow up the white house for all the grief they gave us. One house had to be smaller, the land had to be split and we had to show right of ways and streets and... for two houses.

    thanks for stopping by, Breila.

    Tina Pinson

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  3. I loved learning about this book! It sounds like a great read! I have added it to my list of books I want! : ) Thanks! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

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  4. Thanks Megan. I love that you added it to your list and appreciate your coming in to say hello.

    blessings

    Tina P

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  5. Even in "simpler" times, you had to get permission for stuff like buildings unless your land was remote. Where I live, there has been (European) settlement for over 300 years. Life could be simpler than it is now but I don't want to go back 300 yrs!

    I'm thankful for my little cottage house. It's cramped, yes, but it's cozy. And since I'm a horrible housekeeper, more space would = more to clean!

    Great post, Tina. Best wishes for all your novels.

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  6. Hi Tammy,

    Just goes to show simple isn't all it's cracked up to be. I don't know that I want to go back 300 years either. It's fun to wonder and romanticize over it, but I do like many of the modern conveniences.

    :-)

    Tina P.

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  7. Sounds like this would be a AWESOME read ! I would love to win a copy please .Thank you ,Dana"Girl" Spille
    jashbk@earthlink.net

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  8. I would LOVE to read this book!!! It sounds like one of my favorite Lauraine Snelling series, but also wonderfully different!

    Please enter me!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

    Exodus 14:14

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    1. Laurie Snelling... that's a lovely thought and I hope so. BTW what a unique and lovely name. Even with your pronunciation help, I'd probably still slaughter. I have that way about me.
      You are entered though no matter how mispronounce your name.

      Thank you

      Tina P.

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  9. Growing up on three farms with no water, indoor plumbing, I have a small idea of going West. Emphasis on small. Sound like a great book.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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    1. Linda, You do have some of the flavor of how they lived. My husband grew up out east of Denver with a hand pump for water and stove for heat. With an outhouse. And it was the 70's. One of my aunts had no electricity and an outhouse, I'm trying to remember if she got water.

      It's all so interesting how much has changed.

      My grandfather, who is passed now, came west on a wagon, got to see the rise of cars and planes, and space travel. So much changes.

      thank you for sharing,

      Tina P.

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  10. Consider yourself entered, Dana. And thank you for coming by.

    blessings

    Tina P.

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  11. I'd love to win a copy of Tina's book. Thank you so much for offering this contest!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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  12. And thank you for coming by this site as well, Nancee. Nice to see you.

    Tina

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  13. I also love to read about simpler times but like my modern conveniences too much to go back!
    I subscribe by feedburner.

    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  14. rubynreba,

    There is always the question as to how much simpler it really was back then. I know I wouldn't want to spend my whole day trying to clean and cook.
    thanks so much for coming by and commenting.

    Tina

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  15. What am I thankful for? There are so many things. My family, freedom, roof over my head, the list can go on and on.
    campbellamyd at gmail.com

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  16. I'm a feedburner subscriber.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  17. Hello Amy,
    Your list is wonderful beginning then, and it should go on and on. I think Thanksgiving gets overlooked far too much. Not just the holiday, but in our everyday lives.

    Blessings
    Tina P.

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  18. I'm thankful that I'm a child of God. I'm thankful for my family, my Christian friends, my home, and that my husband is with Jesus.
    may_dayzee(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    2. All wonderful things to be thankful for, Kay and what a blessing that even in loss you have hope.

      blessings

      Tina

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  19. I forgot to mention--I'm a follower through Feedburner.

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  20. I already follow your blog. That is how I got here today. Please enter me to win. I wish I was back in Arizona. I spent 4 1/2 years there - happiest years of my life. I was a newly wed when we moved there. My husband and I helped build a church that is still going. But life moves on.

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  21. I am a follower on Feedburner. And, I enjoyed the interview. Please enter me to try and win this contest, Thanks. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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  22. thanks for the chance to read this story...i'm a follower, too

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  23. This book falls in my favorite genre [actually 2 of them], historical and inspirational romance. I'd love to win a copy for my library and to share with friends. Please enter my name. I follow you on feedburner. Blessings! Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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  24. This sounds like a wonderful book, thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  25. Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I will be unusually absent from the post for the next few weeks as we are dealing with some very difficult family issues here. It's always hard when your parents can no longer care for themselves but they think they can. Good luck to all of you and thanks for coming by and saying hello to Tina.

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