Title: More Than Words
Authors: Linda Lael Miller, Sherryl Woods, Curtiss Ann Matlock, Jennifer Archer, Kathleen O'Brien
Dates: 1/27/16 - 2/25/16
Each year Harlequin asks their readers to submit nominations for the Harlequin More Than Words award, from which they select five very deserving recipients. This philanthropic endeavor is dedicated to celebrating and rewarding ordinary women who make extraordinary contributions to their community which in turn inspires others to volunteer on behalf of these and like organizations. Proceeds from the sale of the book goes towards being reinvested into the Harlequin More Than Words program to support the causes that are of concern to women.
For example, Jeanne Greenberg set up a non-profit organization, SARI Therapeutic Riding, in honor of her daughter, named Sari, who suffered from Downs Syndrome. The idea for it came from her daughter's enjoyment of riding lessons and Greenberg's desire to help other families with children who have similar disabilities. Author Linda Lael Miller wrote Queen of the Rodeo, a fictionalized accounting about a mother/daughter family in a similar situation.
Each story is prefaced by the woman who inspired her organization's development and how her dream to promote the cause came about. At the end of the story, the author also writes a letter to the reader explaining her involvement and encourages further participation in that particular or comparable organization.
I thoroughly enjoyed every story in the book and look forward to reading other books by these inspirational authors.