I was reading a book the other day, Follow the Cloud (a very interesting book, in case you were wondering), and I came across a story that really struck me. The author of the book was sitting in his car with his young daughter. This little girl had her favorite doll with her in the car, a … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of those timeless books that always has a new relevant message for you. I can't tell you how many times I've read this book because I've lost count. I read it so much as a girl and loved it … Continue reading Review: Anne of the Island
A Viscount's Proposal by Melanie Dickerson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I think this book is now vying for top place in my list of Melanie Dickerson favorites. It was very well written and had a lot of suspense. Mrs. Dickerson does such a wonderful job of giving characters real backgrounds and reasons for … Continue reading Review: A Viscount’s Proposal
A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mrs. Ladd has done it again! ...and in the very best way possible. Delightful. It's the word I could use over and over again to describe this book. I keep forgetting how much I enjoyed Mrs. Ladd's book A Lady at … Continue reading Review: A Stranger at Fellsworth
The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay My rating: 4 of 5 stars *Disclaimer: This review contains spoilers* I was pleasantly surprised by this book. At the beginning I was confused by the plot. I wasn't sure what Golightly was and why it meant so much to Mary. I didn't quite understand the whole thing with … Continue reading Review: The Austen Escape
Last night I was thinking about St. Therese of the Little Flower (my confirmation saint), and a thought suddenly occurred to me. I remember while reading various books about her a number of years ago that St. Joan of Arc was her favorite saint. Both of them lived in France and Therese seemed to feel … Continue reading Finding Greatness…in the Nothings?
That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus' disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their … Continue reading Misunderstandings
Have you ever met someone who keeps telling you how you're this or that? Or kept hearing that you're this or that? Sometimes the words are good words: confident, smart, generous, kind, intelligent, pretty, understanding. Other times they aren't. So often though, I think that these words start to feel like a trap. Is that all … Continue reading Defined by Adjectives?
Hold up. I know the title has you girls super excited (maybe), but I'm probably not talking about Cinderella's in the same way you have in mind. Let me start with a reference too the original Cinderella. Cinderella was practically an orphan girl. The parents she loved and the only people who truly cared for … Continue reading We Need More Modern Day Cinderella’s
The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This story was great! I really enjoyed it. Most especially since the kissing and "romance" were kept towards the end of the book when the main characters were actually betrothed. I really loved this and found it very admirable in Mrs. Dickerson keeping … Continue reading Review: The Noble Servant