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Welcome to the Bit O’ Irish mini blog hop.
Rules: bloggers must post something Irish, even if it is vacation pics taken while on the Isle. Participants may join in any day before St. Patrick’s Day. Please make sure to visit fellow hoppers. If you would like to add something to the main giveaway, please notify me with a comment. All participants are welcome to add their own giveaways on their site. Erin Go Bragh!
I never knew I had any Irish heritage until 11th grade, when I was assigned a family tree project for my AP U.S. History class. Low and behold, my paternal grandmother’s branch of the tree had more than a little bit of Irish! Granted, the family lines that heralded from Ireland settled in Canada before coming here, but it was still a delightful revelation to know I didn’t have to pretend to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day – I really am part Irish!
Celebrating this holiday – one which really originated in the United States as more than a religious observance – isn’t something I’ve ever done to any great extent. I wear green. I listen to some Irish reels and may sometimes be heard singing things like “Danny Boy.” A chocolate Irish stout cake may have made an appearance in my kitchen last year. It’s interesting to note that since the 1970s, a celebration, which began to recognize Irish-American culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries, has taken its place in Ireland itself.
Hopefully, somebody’s still giving St. Patrick his due…
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We will be spotlighting Jill Bisker’s inspirational story Within Reach and giving away a variety of ebooks and two $5 Amazon gift card.
Within Reach is the story of Emma, a woman coming to terms with her mother’s increasing dementia and the everyday challenges associated with it. Inexplicably, she finds herself ‘re-living’ specific events from her past. She soon wonders if her own sanity is slipping, and only her mother can help find the key.
About The Author
Jill Bisker lives in Stillwater, MN with her husband and a calico cat named Senora, and a grown son who is in college. She believes in empowering women to be strong enough to protect themselves, while still soft enough to be loving and compassionate. Her work includes paranormal mystery, traditional high fantasy, as well as contemporary and humorous fantasy and an everyday living blog. Once a dedicated stay at home Mom, Jill now writes full-time.
Connect with Jill:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjillbisker
Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/jillbisker/
Join in the Blarney. Click on the Pot of Gold below for a chance to win cash prizes great reads.
Choose from the following ebooks:
By Jill Bisker
Merry Christmas, Henry
By Aubrey Wynne
Craving Vengeance and Covert Exposure
By Valerie Clarizio
By Mary Kate Brogan
(Romance set in 1950′s Ireland)
Symphony of Light and Winter Imposter’s Kiss
By Renea Mason
by K.E. Shade
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