December 14, 2010
Red in the Flower Bed
by Elaine Cantrell
During the month of December my characters have taken over my blog. Elizabeth Lane heroine of Return Engagement is in charge, and her cousin, Nikki Lane, the heroine of The Best Selling Toy Of The Season is her helper.
Nikki: What are you reading, Elizabeth? I’ve spoken to you twice now.
Elizabeth: Oh, sorry. Look at this little book, Nikki.
Nikki: (Looking at the book cover) Red In The Flower Bed. What’s it about?
Elizabeth: It’s so cool! The book is written by Andrea Nepa who adopted a Vietnamese girl called Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer, but she is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She’s a registered dietitian for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Nikki: Oh thank goodness the little girl is okay!
Elizabeth: You’re right! The book is lovely. Ms. Nepa compares adoption to a poppy seed which is sent away by the poppy flower so that it can grow and thrive in a new garden, and in that new garden the red poppy completes the garden and becomes the red centerpiece.
Nikki: It would make a nice gift for anyone who’s adopted or ever considered adoption. Can we read an excerpt for it?
Elizabeth: Yes, you can read that at http://www.tribute-books.com/redfirst10.pdf
Nikki: That’s awesome! Do you have a link where we can buy the book?
Elizabeth: Sure do. Go to http://tribute-books.com/shop.html#children4
Nikki: Do you have other links for the book?
Elizabeth: Yes, here they are.
Book web site:
Andrea Nepa Facebook:
Tribute Books website:
Tribute Books Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Archbald-PA/Tribute-Books/ 171628704176
Tribute Books Twitter:
Nikki: Thanks for sharing the book with me, Elizabeth. It’s really very heartwarming.
Elizabeth: Any time, Nikki. Readers, do check it out. You won’t be disappointed.