I was a winner of the In the Shadow of Blackbirds trailer reveal giveaway and the book arrived today!
In the Shadow of Blackbirds
Goodreads blurb: In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?
Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.
I was also the winner of a giveaway on I Am a Reader, Not a Writer blog winning this book:
Everything You Need to Know About Girls Camp
Book blurb: Few callings strike fear into a woman's heart like that of being a Girls Camp leader. Whether you're a new camper or a seasoned leader, Stephanie Worlton is here to help. In an easy-to-read format, Everything You Need to Know about Girls Camp teacheres more than just the why and what of Girls Camp; it discusses what every camp leader really needs to know--how and when.
Including helpful tips on holding your first meeting, planning a menu, dealing with unhappy campers, and everything in between, this essential guide provides a road map to take the stress out of planning and will help you create a successful, spiritual week of camp.