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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Now I'm giving away Veiled Freedom by Jeanette Windle

To enter this giveaway simply post a comment about the war in the Middle East. Do you have a loved one in Afghanistan right now serving in the US military? What about Iraq? How do you feel about the occupation of American troops in that part of the world? Do you think it will do any good?

I'll go first. My nephew is serving in Iraq. Pretty much every enlisted person I've ever met has served somewhere in the Middle East. Do I think it will pay off in the long run? Probably. Will our world look different ten or twenty years from now because of our intervention? I sure hope so.

I will select a winner by random drawing next Sunday, August 2, 2009.


Land of the Free . . . Home of the Brave

Kabul, 2001...American forces have freed Afghanistan from the Taliban. Kites have returned to the skies. Women have removed their burqas. There is dancing in the streets.

Eight years later, Afghanistan is a far cry from those first images of a country freed from Taliban rule. When Special Forces veteran Steve Wilson returns to Kabul as security chief to the minister of interior, he is disillusioned with the corruption and violence that has overtaken the country he fought to free. Relief worker Amy Mallory arrives in Afghanistan ready to change the world. She soon discovers that as a Western woman, the challenges are monumental. Afghan native Jamil returns to his homeland seeking work, but a painful past continues to haunt him.

All three are searching for truth and freedom when a suicide bombing brings them together on Kabul's dusty streets. But what is the true source of freedom...and its cost?

My thoughts:

I'm really enjoying this story. I'm about halfway through it and will post a review when I finish.


Debbie said...

Isn't it sad that we as a nation have to endure the loss of lives in order to appreciate the blessings of freedom.

Shauna said...

I LOVE Jeanette Windle's writing and would love a chance to win this one.

As for the war in the Middle East, I hope it makes a difference. I'm a Canadian and found myself frustrated when our government didn't choose to stand by our American neighbors and fight alongside. I don't follow politics closely, but I felt disappointed in that initial decision. I know there are Canadian forces serving in the Middle East today and some that have died for their country.

For myself, I'm in awe of the men and women who put their country before themselves, and also the husbands and wives that support them from the home front. What they do each day is nothing short of heroic!

Julie J. said...

I have only personally known of one person to serve in Iraq, although many of my online acquaintances have family serving. I think it's an absolute travesty that our world governments feel that "war is the answer".
I don't have an answer as to how conflicts such as this should be resolved but I know that I do not support the loss of life in doing so! I appreciate those who do choose to lay their lives down but if it was up to me, I wouldn't even dare ask it of them.

I would love to win this book. I've seen many great reviews (and I look forward to yours!).

LuAnn said...

My stepdaughter's husband is currently serving his third tour in Iraq. It's been very difficult for the kids, but I pray this will soon come to an end.

JenniferB said...

I have a nephew that is in the army he is not in Iraq right now but he was for about 18 months and I am sure he will probably end up there again sometime. I think it will pay off in the long run and I sure hope our world will be different 10-20 years from now. I would love to read this book. Thank you

Anonymous said...

betty.m1947 AT yahoo DOT com


I wish the war was over. I hate that so many people have to die.

fredamans said...

Thank you for the entry.

I don't believe war is an answer for anything, especially since I have a few family members stuck in either spot. No matter how distant the relation, the impact of war is always the same. Unnecessary.

Judyg54 said...

Although I am grateful that I don't know personally anyone over in Iraq right now, I do know of someone who could be deployed over there very soon. I am hoping that this will help to make the world a safer place and would also hope when we look back 10 years from now, we can see how this made a difference! Have already read one of Jeanette Windle's books and really appreciate her writing. It is suspense, action packed and you also learn so much about the people and country. Would love to win this one. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

being a former militar wife, l know a lot of men and women who have been over in both countries. l certianly hope that in years to come it will have made a big difference to those in lraq and Afganastan (sp)!! Percy...

Jennifer said...

I do not personally know anyone deployed in the Middle East, I have indeed know people who have served there. Do I think it will make a difference 10 years from now? I do not know. I hope so. I pray so. For now, all I can do is pray for the troops and hope for a peaceful (if that is possible) resolution. The Middle East has been an area of wars and conflict since the beginning of time. This is not knew, but of technology is.
I am rambling on and on. I pray for the safety and hope and pray good will come from all of this.
Thank you for offering up this fantastic sounding novel.
knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Carole said...

About five men from our church are currently serving in the Middle East and I am so proud of what they do for our country and the cause of freedom. I believe that what we're doing has, is and will continue to make a difference, but I wish all nations would join in the fight for human rights and freedom around the world.

My friends are raving about this book and I appreciate the chance to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

remnant reminscences said...

My thoughts on the war with certian Middle Eastern countries...? I think now that we've become so involved we'll find that it'll be never-ending...if it won't be that country it'll just be some other one...

Would love a chance to win this novel.

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Mark said...

I'd like to enter. As for the war, I feel we have accomplished a lot of good over there.

Debs Desk said...

I dont have anyone that is currently serving. My father was in the Navy. I certainly hope us being in Iraq has helped. Please include me in your giveaway.

amweeks said...

The problems in the Middle East started thousands of years ago, and our military presence there isn't going to change that. That said, however, how could I not support the men & women who risk their lives every day in our military? They are the bravest! This book looks very interesting.

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