Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Every month I try to spotlight some great books with pretty covers. Last year I had the great opportunity to interview Author Kay Marshall Strom for Christian Fiction Online Magazine about her Grace in Africa Series. Today I’m spotlighting her latest Triumph of Grace.
In England, Grace learns from a former friend that her husband is Cabeto is in America on a South Carolina plantation. Grace dons a sailor's disguise ansd signs the manifest of the only ship headed for America--a detestable slave ship. But the voyage is barely underway when her secret is discovered. Immediately, she is locked up in the hold.
Upon arrival on the American coast, Grace is put on the auction block where she is offered at a premium price as a prized house slave. She is bought immediately. But as a slave, Grace has a fatal flaw: she can read. When her owner catches her with a book, he beats her and sells her cheaply to a man of moderate means who is passing through on his way to georgia. As the plantation disappears into the distance, so do all her hopes of finding Cabeto.
In honor of author Jules Verne's 183rd birthday, Google on Tuesday added an interactive doodle to its homepage that allows visitors to navigate underwater scenes straight out of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
His[Verne] stories pull the readers into a world filled with infinite potential—be it in the clouds, on land or under the sea.
The doodle enables anyone to navigate the Nautilus down (nearly) 20,000 leagues with the simple pull of a lever. And for those using devices with built-in accelerometers and the latest versions of Google Chrome or Firefox, it’s even simpler—just tilt your device in the direction you want to explore and the Nautilus will follow.
- Google doodle lets you navigate Jules Verne's Nautilus (geek.com)
- Happy birthday from 20,000 leagues under the sea (googleblog.blogspot.com)
- Rosa Parks Anniversary Doodle (deegospelpr.com)