Two Years in the Kingdom- Mango Season

March 9, 2018

IMG_20180310_085405Hello All, and thanks for following me. Mango Season! Yes, it’s mango season here in Cambodia. The fruit is everywhere. As you can see by the pictures from a local farm, the trees are loaded. It reminds me of apple season in Vermont. The mangoes are so tasty I’m getting a daily dose of them. Interestingly though, the Cambodians don’t eat them when they are ripe, sweet and juicy. They prefer them unripe and sour. So that means…more for me! However, along with mango season comes the heat. We are coming into the hottest time of the year with April being the hottest month. I’ve seen the Facebook pictures of all the snow back home while I dare to venture too far from the fan. I’m going to include a shameless plug for my latest novel that was recently released. Sunset Over East. This is a short description and all ordering info is on this website. http://www.jimrizzo.com

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Disclaimer: The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Cambodian Government.
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It’s 1880, Denis and Hope McConnell are on a train traveling through Indian Territory on their way to Tombstone, Arizona. Denis has been hired as copyeditor of The Epitaph, the Tombstone newspaper owned by John Clum whose friends include the Earp brothers and Doc Holiday. Denis will be reporting on the events of the rapidly growing wild boom town. But after their arrival, he realizes that because of his association with Clum and the Earps he has many dangerous enemies.

After the loss of her husband, 19-year old Hope is on her own and forced to protect her infant daughter, a 15-year-old Chinese girl from the Chinese mining camp and a 15-year-old girl that had been forced into prostitution. She finds solace and friendship among the Chinese miners but they are under constant threat from brutal marauders who will stop at nothing, including torture and murder, to get what they want- silver. But the law will do nothing to protect the Chinese miners.

Now Hope must now learn to defend herself and protect the others from the constant threat of danger with little resources and fewer options

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Disclaimer: The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Cambodian Government.
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