The Hawaiian word of the day is
Kahu is caregiver; ma'i is sickness.
Together they are nurse.
|Vietnam Nurses' Memorial, Washington, DC|
Today's featured author, Sharon Wildwind, served as an Army nurse in Vietnam. She is RomVet (at this link), artist, and writer (at this link). I am currently reading LOVED HONOR MORE, Book 5 in the Elizabeth Pepperhawk/Avivah Rosen Viet Nam veteran mystery series:
If the first casualty of war is truth, the last is hope. Soldiers die even on the last day of a war. For Elizabeth Pepperhawk, one of those casualties was a dear friend. Reeling from emotional fallout created by the disastrous American withdrawal from Saigon, Pepper, Avivah, and Benny are certain of one thing: Pepper's friend lied about the Vietnamese infant he sent to them and about the person who brought them the child. Whose baby is it? Whose honor is at stake? Has Viet Nam finally invaded Pepper's homestead?
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Mahalo, Sharon, for writing a series about women veterans! To celebrate LOVED HONOR MORE, I am giving away a Kahu ma'i gift pack to help you survive the winter - fruit flavored tea and other Hawaiian goodies. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about nurses - would you be a good patient or a challenging patient? I'm OK with needles ... but I hate the scales!
2. Comments are open through Saturday, January 19, 10 pm in Hawaii.
3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, January 20.
Kim in Hawaii