Tuesday, 22 April 2014

S is for South Africa #atozchallenge

In my latest release, Midwife To Destiny, Ora meets Jason on her vacation to South Africa. Last year I traveled to Cape Town  and gained weight (thought I'd share), but when I came back I had to make some changes to the book to allow the reader to see more of Cape Town than I had previously shown when it had only been the internet and my imagination guiding me.

Image from Wikipedia.com

Here are a few of my vacation pictures. As you can tell, I had a wonderful time.

Looking down on Cape Town.

I'm sitting in a huge ferris wheel taking this picture. 

Oops. I wasn't supposed use the flash. Sorry lovely Jellyfish.

Table Mountain on my bus tour. We look good together

Had to take a pic in with the pretty purple flowers at Kristenburg Botanical  Gardens

At the World of Birds, Wildlife and Monkey Sancuary.
So cute, but don't trust them, they steal.


It's always misty here, even when the sun is high. Beautiful.

One of my favorite pictures. I should have waved.

Blurb

Ghanaian nurse Aurora ‘Ora’ Aikins never expected to find the love of her life while on vacation in South Africa. Engaged to another and believing that love has no place in her life, she returns to Ghana, and puts duty and honor first.

Three years later, Dr. Jason Lartey still can’t get Ora out of his mind or his heart. After learning she never married, he takes a risk and moves to Ghana hoping to rekindle what they started. His sudden appearance in Ora’s Emergency Department sends sparks flying all over again.


They’re in the same country, working in the same hospital, and together but distance creeps between them. Can they make their destined love one for the ages?  

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40 comments:

  1. Your posts make me want to stop what I'm doing and make travel plans.

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    1. Lol. What's stopping you, Medeia?

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    2. Exactly.
      Medeia, if you're ever in South Africa, don't forget to visit my neck of the woods... and you too Nana *waving*

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    3. Next time I come down Michelle, I'll have to drop by.

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  2. Cape of Good Hope-- that pic makes me envious!

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    1. I could have stayed there all day.

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  3. Sure looked like you had a wonderful time, Nana Prah. Oh, and thanks for visiting my blog! :-)

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    1. I did. I'm having a wonderful time finding all of these great blogs.

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  4. Beautiful pic's, Nana. I meant of you!! Like your smiley face.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. If I'm not smiling in a picture, then it means Tallas may as well be created.

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  5. Cape of Good Hope! That rigs a bell from my log ago history lessons! Lovely pictures, Nana!

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    1. It's a beautiful place. To bad schools don't do international field trips.

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  6. Yet another destination to make note of. Love your character name. Ora is golden.

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    1. Thanks, Clee. I love the name Aurora.

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  7. Beautiful. I'm sure the jellyfish recovered, and that's an awesome picture! I love the plateau mountain hovering over the city. *sigh* Mountains...

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. Can you imagine seeing mountains and the ocean within an hour. Gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks. I really enjoyed the trip.

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  9. Wow this must have been a wonderful trip. What a gorgeous place. And I love the monkey on your shoulder! :)

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    1. I was kind of afraid after the lady told me it liked to steal hair bands. And the sneaky cuties had a habit of going into bags too. That's why it's clapsed under my arm.

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  10. Looks like a fun place! Can't wait to start reading the book. It's next on my list. :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Tales of colors
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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    1. It was awesome. There was so much to do. I hope you enjoy it.

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  11. Beautiful pictures of the landscape and of you! The one with the mist is gorgeous. I'd love to visit sometime.

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    1. I highly recommend the journey. Cape Town is gorgeous. Glad to see Google allowed you to comment again.

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  12. Excellent research trip!! Lovely pics.

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    1. Too bad I had to pay for it. Wouldn't it have been nice if someone had given me a book research account?

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  13. Yay! You've finally reached my side of the globe...
    Ah, Cape Town IS beautiful... a tourist's paradise!
    I haven't visited CT in a long time...

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    1. I'm glad I could finally make it south, Michelle. Cape Town is a fantastic city.

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  14. Fabulous pictures. Interesting that looking down on Cape Town doesn't look much different than looking down on O'ahu from the top of Diamond Head. Aloha.
    Gail visiting for AtoZ

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    1. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. One day you'll be seeing pics from that trip on here. Looking forward to hula dancing and sinking my feet into that glorious white sand and blue water. Sigh.

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  15. Those pictures are beautiful, I especially like the one of the misty coastline!

    Nancy at Hungry Enough To Eat Six
    2014 A to Z Challenge Participant

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    1. It's even prettier in real life. Mesmerizing.

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  16. Capetown really looks like a bful place Nana
    That misty place is awesome and monkeys pic are so cute and good luck for ur book . The story does look engaging
    All the best

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    1. Thank you Afshan. I would have liked to have gotten down and walked in the mist.

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  17. What an exciting trip. That's one of those trips of a lifetime. It sounds like you were inspired well!

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    1. I'm hoping to go again one day, but there are so many other places in the world to experience.

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  18. I went to the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 and loved it. I thought Capetown was so cosmopolitan and beautiful. Truly one of the prettiest cities I've ever visited. It reminded me a lot of San Francisco! Great to see that you enjoyed yourself in Capetown. :)

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    1. Ever since I saw 'The Real World: San Francisco' I've wanted to go there.

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