Sunday, August 12, 2012

A World Without Books - Hillary E. Peak, author of Wings of Hope - Kindle Fire Giveaway

A World Without Books...
Guest Post by Hillary E. Peak

A world without books is a world without possibility.  It is a world with limits.  It is a sad and friendless place.  For books to me are friends, endless possibilities and worlds that I never knew existed.

I cannot imagine a world where I cannot read a book.  I would be lost, alone and scared.  Books have guided me forever.  They have given me information, fun, laughter and tears.  Many of the books I’ve read have stayed with me.  I can still shed tears for the dogs lost in Where the Red Fern Grows.  I can remember coming out of my bedroom at about four in the morning sobbing after finishing Love Story.

My childhood world involved going to visit Narnia, talking to trees, finding treasures, walking in witch’s boots and solving all sorts of mysteries.  I learned about the world through books.  Books gave me the chance to meet new people and be inspired by their greatness, like Winston Churchill or Helen Keller.  Lessons of hardship in the frontier or the loss of loved ones to the evils of this world made me aware of how great freedom really is.

The classics were thrilling to me when I was in high school.  I fell in love with Gatsby.  I longed for the romance of Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.  In my books I traveled to far away placed, visited strange lands and got a view into time periods of time.

Books have made traveling a breeze for me.  I’m actually excited to get to sit in an airport and read a great book.  A great story is a place to go and a time for me to explore something, somewhere or someone new.

A world without books?  For me, I think that really might be my worst nightmare.

About the book:
Wings of Hope
by Hillary E. Peak

The bond of a father and daughter is special. When Jules father asks her to come be stay with him because he's terminally ill, she goes for the remarkable opportunity to really know her father. She never dreamed he had liberated a concentration camp, dealt cards to Bugsy Siegel or saved the life of a Black Panther. Wings of Hope takes you on a road trip through the memories of a man making peace with his life through his conversations with his daughter. Teaching her that death is sometimes the most heartbreakingly beautiful part of life. 

Hope is the last gift of a father to his daughter--the power to reach for her dreams.  

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About the author:
Hillary Peak is an author (but government lawyer by day).

She is a recovering idealist. She became a lawyer to change the world and is still somewhat shocked that didn’t occur. Now, her goal is to retire from practicing law and write novels that people love.

She started with topics she knew–shared experiences of hating her job, searching for something more meaningful and losing a loved one.

She is moving on to writing legal thrillers. Her first one will be out before the end of 2012.

Find out more at, on Twitter, and Facebook.

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  1. What a great Post. It is true that a world without books would be very empty indeed. Also Hillary's Bio is just so cool...recovering idealist is Brilliant!
    M.C.V. Egan



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