Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Joy, Unending on Sale

Many of the authors who wrote for the series, 
Lockets & Lace 
in 2019 have joined together to provide you this reduced price special.

These books will be on sale from at least September 16th through September 20th, although a few may stay on sale longer. 

If you have not yet read all the 2019 Lockets & Lace books, now is an excellent time to purchase them at this special price. Already read and loved these Lockets & Lace books? 
Now is a great time to buy them as a gift for someone special to you who also loves to read American historical romance.

Here's the link to my book: Joy, Unending ~ Abagail Eldan

Click here to check out the Sweet Americana blog to find links to other books in the series. Thanks so much for your support!          

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Sounding Spirit

The Literal Origins of Sounding Board

Beginning during the Renaissance, a flat wooden canopy called a sounding board was placed over church pulpits, amplifying the sound of the preacher's voice, carrying it to the farthest reaches of the church. Similarly, ideas can be spread by a figurative sounding board. A publication, for example, can be a sounding board for propaganda. That's one modern sense of the word. But when sound bounces off a literal sounding board, not only does it reach more people, it also comes across more clearly. Likewise, bouncing ideas off another person can lend clarity to one's thought processes. If someone comes to you and says "How does this sound?" and leaves with his or her mind made up (whether or not you've ventured a word), you have served as a very effective sounding board. ~from Merriam Webster

Definition of sounding (Entry 2 of 2)

3: a probe, test, or sampling of opinion or intention

~from Merriam Webster

10And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so (Acts 17 KJV).

I've been studying the role of women for the past twenty-five years. I plan to share some of my questions and thoughts soon. I have added a new portion to my tagline--Sounding spirit. This simply means I am searching for clarity of my own thought processes by searching the scriptures and commentaries. 

Look for that soon.