by Louise Langford



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/13/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781503591349
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781503591356
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781503591332

About the Book

Food packs had run out. Suddenly, the soldiers were beating on the pickup roof, yelling, "Go! Go!" Louise’s passenger door opened, and the white blur of the sister flew inside shouting, "Rapido! Rapido!" From out of the jungle, the men came toward them, long sharp machetes in their hands. She started the pickup; it died-twice.

Louise had come to Honduras to teach for one year in a mission school on the primitive and dangerous North Coast. The one year became seventeen. She learned to live with razor-sharp machetes and guns; dealt with robbers, insects and coral snakes; survived the devastating 1998 hurricane; and endured the unrelenting, intense tropical heat.

In the midst of it all, he was there-the tall, handsome mariachi from the mountains, who became her devoted protector against the many untold dangers of this beautiful but alien paradise.

About the Author

A native of Montana, Louise raised her family in Lewistown, where she worked as a newspaperwoman for the Lewistown News Argus and, later, a dispatcher for the local sheriff’s department. After the death of her husband, she volunteered for one year as a teacher-missionary to Honduras. Moved by the great need for both education and medical help in this desperate third-world culture, she spent the next seventeen years in Central America, teaching English, working with the medical brigades—especially the children—and learning to survive in a world so very different from her own. Now back in Montana, she lives in a retirement apartment in Lewistown and enjoys her family. She has given presentations of her work in Honduras before many civic and church groups and works as a volunteer at the local hospital and the Center for the Aged.