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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thankful Author 2017- CB Clark



I’m grateful for so many things. I’m especially thankful I’m healthy enough, and have the financial means, and the time to fulfill my dream of traveling to far off places. Travel has broadened my mind and allowed me to better understand people who live vastly different lives than me.  
This was especially true on my recent trip to Jordan. The news is full of negative stories about radical Muslims in far off countries doing terrible things, but the welcoming warmth of the people I encountered in Jordan, a Muslim country where women wear hijabs, chadors or burkas, and the muezzin calls the faithful to prayer five times a day, was the polar opposite.  
Cambodia was another eye opener. Even though the Cambodians suffered the deaths of more than two million citizens under the Khmer Rouge genocide in the late 1970’s, the people are cheerful and friendly and working hard to build a new future. They have so little, but are more than willing to share with a stranger from a foreign land. 
The more people in other countries I meet, the more I realize we all have the same goals and dreams. I’m truly thankful for each new friend I meet along my travels and the many ways he or she enriches my life.


Blurb:

Sharla-Jean Bromley returns to her hometown after a seventeen-year absence with vengeance in her heart. From the very beginning, her plans go awry when she meets devastatingly handsome Josh Morgan, the man to whom her father left half of his multi-million dollar lumber mill.  
Josh, suspicious of Sharla-Jean’s reasons for returning to town after such a long absence, vows to keep control of the company he feels is rightfully his. She is equally determined to prove she can run her father’s mill, even though it means working side-by-side with Josh, a man whose very presence evokes an attraction that is increasingly difficult for her to ignore. In the process, they must overcome a villain who’s determined to destroy both the lumber mill and their lives.  
Will Sharla-Jean succeed and heal the anguish that has long filled her soul? Wills he and Josh find the passion of a lifetime?

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Author Bio:


Bitter Legacy is C.B. Clark’s third romantic suspense novel published by The Wild Rose Press. My Brother’s Sins and Cherished Secrets were released in 2016. C.B. has always loved reading, especially romances, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year that she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as an archaeologist and an educator. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.
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18 comments:

  1. I agree Christine there are people of goodwill everywhere. It is indeed a blessing to be able to explore our beautiful world. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. So true, Charlotte. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

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  2. We don't do much traveling these days, but I love being able to "arm chair" travel through books and other peoples' writing and perspectives. It makes you realize the world is a much smaller place than we think it is.

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    1. So true. The world is so small now, and people from all parts of the world are traveling, and of them to the United States and Canada.

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  3. What a wonderful post, C.B.! The power of friendship in any land is powerful. All the best!

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  4. Thanks, Mary. Appreciate your kind thoughts.

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  5. How fortunate to be able travel like that and to discover what people everywhere have in common. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes, I'm very fortunate, and I think of that every day. Nice to hear from you, Barbara.

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  6. I love that you've traveled so much. (I, too, want to travel to Jordan one day!) You're right. Travel broadens the mind and helps you understand that whatever the culture, religion, etc., people are people. Love, compassion, goodwill, fortitude, and beauty can be found everywhere.

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    1. I love the photos of all the fascinating places on this Earth that you post, Judith. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I taught several Cambodian students--mostly refugees--and they were lovely kids, eager to learn English and live American lives. Nice post and best wishes.

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    1. The Cambodian people are very kind. They have so little, but are always willing to share. Thank you.

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  8. Yes, travel does enrich and broaden our horizons but you still have to be open to all the possibilities that present themselves. You have an exceptional talent for seeing the good in people. Am thankful for many people like yourself that can look beyond stereotypes and see the truth.

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    1. Oh, Lin...how kind. Thank you. What would we do without friends?

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  9. What a beautiful post Christine! I've been lucky enough to travel far and wide since I was a child (because of my father's job and being half-French) and you expressed it perfectly. We're all human. We all want to live a fulfilling happy life and if we could focus more on how we are all alike instead of on our differences, the world would be a more peaceful place.

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    1. Thanks, Claire. I really believe that the more we see of the world, the more openminded we become and the more willing we are to accept different views and opinions.

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  10. Travel broadens our minds and our hearts. Meeting people of diverse cultures lets you experience how much we are all alike. Thanks for being such a great ambassador to all those far off places.

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    1. Appreciate your very kind thoughts, Sandra. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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