A Hey, Pics, and Book Giveaways

Thanks for stopping by, friends. As always, I’m so glad you’re here. I have pics for you this week—and more GIVEAWAYS.

Back in March, I told you about a book you could preorder: The Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon, by Linda MacKillop. The novel’s now been out in the world for a few months, to great reviews. I bring it up again, because I have a GIVEAWAY COPY for you!

I’m also giving away FIVE copies of my novel Sugar Birds!

To enter, contact me HERE or drop me a note at Cheryl@CherylBostrom.com. You’ll get my Saturday emails, and will learn the winners in my letter next week (NOT here in my blog). You’ll then automatically be entered in future giveaways.

Here’s what I wrote about the MacKillop’s wonderful book back then:

Remember Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize winner Olive Kitteridge? Well, Linda MacKillop’s The Forgotten Life of Eva Gordon brought Olive to mind by the time I’d turned twenty pages. It’s that good—and more: where Olive gives pause, Eva Gordon captures. She and the rest of MacKillop’s characters landed in my bones, guts, heart—and took up residence. This book is a memorable, utterly beautiful story of perspective and hope.

Here’s the cover copy:

Eva wants to run away from her life–if only she could remember how.

Failing memory has forced Eva Gordon to move in with her granddaughter, Breezy. But Eva hates the bustle of Boston. All she wants to do is move back to her quiet, cozy Cape Cod home and be left alone.

“Then Breezy announces she’s getting married, and they’ll be moving to her new husband’s rundown family farm, where he lives with an elderly uncle. They’ll be one big family—but only Breezy and Brent think it’ll be a happy one.

It’s all too much for Eva. Too much change, too much togetherness, too much of an over-crowded life she never wanted. But as her desire for privacy collides with her worsening memory, Eva may find herself in a pickle she can’t get out of. Can an unlikely cast of misfit characters step in to woo Eva from her self-imposed isolation?

Fans of A Man Called Ove will appreciate Eva’s predicament, and enjoy the poignant, hilarious, and intergenerational rescue effort to save her from herself.”

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


And now for those pics:

Half a state away, we heard it blow.

Finally visited Mt St. Helens.

Where were you that day? Hear it? Get any ash? (Not born yet?)


Splash walk.

“He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven.”

—Acts 14:17


And a few throwbacks for you who are new here and for you who want to remember:



Focal Point.

“I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

—Psalm 32:8b


Down to bones.

“Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt . . . And you forgave me!”

—Psalm 32:5


See you next week! Until then, write me anytime. I’d love to hear from you—and will write back.

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.

4 thoughts on “A Hey, Pics, and Book Giveaways

  1. Thanks Cheryl;

    I Now Have 2 New Authors on my list to read.
    Earl and I were getting ready To Go To Church, When St. Helen’s Blew. We Heard And Felt The Blast.
    Love To You And Blake.

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