Blog Tour Stop: Georgia Stories on My Mind by Jackie Rod


As a California girl, I has always wanted to visit Georgia . . .


Synopsis for Georgia Stories On My Mind

Come visit Georgia within these pages as you read heartwarming stories shaped by local traditions and legends. The characters live life to the fullest through joys and hardships. Inhale the essence of Georgia’s revitalized small town squares while eating hand- scooped ice cream on a park bench. Each town has its own magic. Sometimes the most real things in life are things we cannot see but those that deeply touch us, as the folks in these tales learn. Share smiles and shed tears as you travel the curving road of life with these Georgia characters. Are you ready for an unforgettable experience of hope, faith, trust, reconciliation, and love?

My Review of Georgia Stories On My Mind

I loved the book.  I loved the different stories that were written.  My favorite story has to be the one of the girl who inherits a house from her grandmother, and in the process of taking care of the house, she looks for her dad who went missing when she was a child on her birthday.  I don’t know what it is, it is always the first story that is my favorite.  I love anything that is based in Georgia, so of course, I wanted to participate in this tour.  Jackie did a magnificent job of writing these stories, and giving me the feel of being the beautiful state.

About Jackie

“A good book transports me to another time and place. It lets me feel the sensation of heroes and heroines— dark loneliness, deep passion, a father’s pride and a mother’s grief.” Jackie Rod is a fiction writer, loving wife of a legal beagle, and mother of three children who has blessed her with seven fantastic grandchildren. After Jackie retired from teaching, her love of words and stories led her to begin writing fiction. Reading and traveling enrich her life and she jumps at the opportunity to teach a workshop or attend a writing conference. She belongs to five writing chapters/groups. Jackie’s work can be found in twelve published books on Amazon, in several Metro Atlanta libraries, and independent bookstores.

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Book Review – Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors

Disclaimer: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

This book. This book right here. This book brought a new light on life. Now, I will let you know that this book is very religious. I mean, there are a lot of scriptures, and a lot of praying. I am a Christian myself, and I am not used to a book such as this one. But, I will say, that with everything that has happened in the book, and I used to work for a Hospice, I brought people in who needed a place to stay, so I was brought into the book on a personal level, not just as a reviewer.

The writer, Katie Davis Majors, to talk about her life in Uganda. People who she has met, who has come and gone. Whether they bettered their lives, or they have died. She became a mom to twelve young ladies who has lost their mother. She gains friendship from a raging alcoholic who ALMOST lost his leg in a house fire, and she helped bring his leg back to life. She helped two mothers who had HIV/AIDS and TB, who died in her own home, and helped take care of their small children, and found their families after their moms have died. She helped a young boy and his mom come to the states for a surgery that saved his life.

She wrote about how she met her husband, who came at a time that she was full of doubt. He helped open her eyes again and she was able to see the miracles again.

I am keeping my promise about reviewing books that I feel is for everyone. Now, I know I said that this book is full of scriptures and praying, and this can turn some people off. But, if you are not a religious person at all, I believe this book is still for you. Why? It gives you a whole new light on how to look at life. You lost someone and you are doubting God? This book will open your eyes. You feel like your soul is lost? Read this book. You feel sad about . . . Anything . . . Pick up this book. I believe that this author has gone through as much stuff as the next person. There are times when someone needs help, but does not know how to ask for it, please, read this book.