We are celebrating the release of Anita Mae Draper's story RIDING ON A CHRISTMAS WISH this week. Anita has an amazing blog of her own where she shares her love of history--and it is certainly evident in the details she has put into this charming Christmas story for Guideposts Books. (YES I've read it twice!)
Riding on a Christmas Wish is set in Ontario, Canada in the year 1911. The best way to learn more about the era is to visit Anita's blog and follow the true life love story in her continuing series 1911 Courtship. Anita shares the real letters written between her husband's ancestors, Ethel and Noah Draper as they courted long-distance. Here's a link --
Is there any better way to delve into history than personal letters and journals? Absolutely not.
Historic Events of 1911
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in NYC kills 145 young workers
The Stanley Cup goes to the Ottawa Senators for their defeat of the Port Arthur, Ontario team
First non-stop flight between London and Paris by Pierre Prier
The 37th running of the Kentucky Derby
The Titanic is launched
"Come Josephine, in my Flying Machine" hits #1
King George 5th is crowned in England
The one millionth patent is filed in US Patent Office (wow!)
Crisco is invented (not THAT patent, no)
Groundbreaking for Fenway Park (timely news)
Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire
Scott's Expedition leaves for the South Pole
Orville Wright keeps his airplane aloft for over 9 minutes
|Similar to Sadie's Bike? But certainly not as pretty!|
Please visit Anita's special Pinterest Page for more on this story!
Anita is generously giving away one copy of the 2-volume set A Cup of Christmas Cheer this week.
Please comment, and let us know if you'd like to be in the drawing.
She is also giving away a $10.00 Starbucks' Card.
CONGRATULATIONS ANITA MAE!!!
WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOU!
THIS STORY IS GOING TO BLESS SO MANY READERS!