A year ago, I participated in an online blogbooktour class to learn as much as I could about blogging for writers and the virtual book tour process. During that time, I met (online) a group of bloggers who've become virtual friends. Galen Kindley is one of those writers.
Galen recently awarded a bunch of his blog visitors with copies of Hearts of the Morning Calm. That's the book I'm reading now. As you all know, I don't do regular book reviews, but I do mention a book when I like it a lot. I'm about halfway through Galen's book, and I'm liking it a lot.
"Since 2333 BC, long before the Western world was new, antiquity's name for Korea was Chosun...Land of the Morning Calm.
In the fall of 1978, a small traditional jewelry shop in modern steel-and-glass Seoul, Korea, becomes Destiny's playground. Fate capriciously induces an American military officer to browse the store and, in so doing, meet an intriguing and lovely Asian woman.
Foolishly, but helplessly, the Jason and Young fall in love. Their chance encounter and reluctant commitment initiates a tangled and haunting journey. For Jason, it is one of discovery not just of the woman he loves but her country and her people. Young seems too modern to be bound by the role assigned women in traditional Korean culture, so he dares to dream of taking her home to Alabama.
But what does a woman do when her heart is torn between the man she loves and the family she honors?"
What about you? What are you reading? (And if you're a mom, Happy Mother's Day!)