GIVEAWAY: Sandra Byrd’s new novel HEIRLOOMS

Back in July, Sandra Byrd‘s rich new novel Heirlooms released into the world. I told you about it in this blog, but due to my flurry of summer pics in that same post, some of you missed it.

This tender story has a permanent spot on my bookshelf, and I’d like to mail you a copy for yours! To enter this week’s GIVEAWAY, drop me a note through the contact page link above, or HERE. I’ll announce the winner in next Saturday’s letter to you.

Here’s what I wrote.

If you’re looking for more PNW summer, Sandra Byrd’s new novel Heirlooms will take you to Whidbey Island (also in Washington State)—and another country farm. In its pages you’ll enter a story of intergenerational and cross-cultural friendships as lovely as any I’ve read.

Here’s the gist:

Two Navy widows—one of Korean lineage—find solace in each other after their husbands’ deaths. Estranged from their mothers, the two become family-of-heart. Those women have passed when their granddaughters follow attic clues to sleuth the details of their shared histories—and honor the legacies of their remarkable grandmothers.

I hope you enjoy it. This story is so rich and warm-hearted, you’ll be weeping by its conclusion.
I was.


Thin Moment -TB 2019

“Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down!”

—Psalm 144:5a

First thing.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path.”

—Psalm 119:105


Ever been here? See any CRAYFISH?

Introduced into Crater Lake to feed fish (also introduced) in the early 1900s, crayfish have multiplied like . . . well . . . crayfish, and are displacing the native salamander.

Wizard Island in the Crater Lake caldera.



On our Crater Lake trip, THESE . . . along the Columbia River, in orchard full of this plum/apricot cross. Sweet, sweet, sweet.

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

—Galatians 5:22-23



Thanks for stopping by, friends. So glad you’re here.

Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks.

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

5 thoughts on “GIVEAWAY: Sandra Byrd’s new novel HEIRLOOMS

  1. Dear Cheryl, Thank You For My Saturday Morning Read.
    Your Quote From Galatians Touched My Heart.
    Love The Photos Of Crater Lake.
    Please Enter my Name For “Heirloom s” Joni


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