We’ve officially hit 2,000 books in the database! We’ve created a fun way for readers to go on a sapphic book finding mission to get familiar with this new resource. Four prizes of a $15 Amazon gift card will be awarded in drawings on November 9, 16, 23, and 30. For complete rules, click here.
Now let’s get to today’s history lesson: Grace Darling
On November 24, 1815, Grace Darling was born in Northumberland, a county in North East England. When she was a baby, her family moved into a small cottage attached to a lighthouse on Brownsman Island, one of the Farne Islands. Her father was in charge of the lighthouse.
The lighthouse wasn’t appropriately situated, so the family moved to a newer lighthouse on Longstone Island.
On September 7, 1838, Darling spied the Forfarshire, a ship in distress. She and her father went to their aid in a rowboat, since the weather was too rough for a lifeboat. While her father helped people into the rowboat, Darling held it steady.
Her father and some of the rescued crew members went back out.
News of Darling’s bravery thrust her into the spotlight as a heroine. Both she and her father were awarded the Silver Medal for Bravery. Darling received gifts, letters, and even some marriage proposals, resulting in sudden fame and wealth.
She fell ill in 1842 and succumbed to tuberculosis. She was only twenty-six years old.
To honor Grace Darling, we’re asking readers to go to the BookFinder and look up books in the following Theme category: Adventure / Survival.
Find a book you haven’t read yet, or if you come across an old favorite, share it and tell us why. To enter the giveaway, share your entry in the Facebook group.
Remember, the more days you play, the more entries you’ll receive for the $15 Amazon gift card, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Book Finding Mission.
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