February and March will bring quite a variety of movies for the book lover to choose from. A lot of child friendly fare will be released in the next couple of months, but of course the one most teens are anxiously awaiting is The Hunger Games on March 23rd. Read on to see what else put on your [...]
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My Sister Dilly by Maureen Lang is a thoughtful read that inspires through a powerful story of restoration following tragedy What happens when someone reaches the end of their rope while caring for a disabled child? In Dilly’s case she did the unthinkable–she tried to take her own life. Her sister Hannah has one objective [...]
December and January will bring quite a variety of movies for the book lover to choose from. Whether it is a lighthearted flick like One for the Money or a disturbing tale like We Need to Talk About Kevin there is a book/movie combination for every taste. Read on to see what to put on your [...]
I was recently blessed by being able to read an advance copy of Susan Meissner’s latest novel, A Sound Among The Trees This introspective novel about the power of superstition kept me thinking long after I put it down. The story centers around Holly Oak—an ancient Southern home with a reputation for being cruel to [...]
A birdwatcher, musketeers, vampires, and a documentary on Prohibition are all on tap for book loving movie watchers this fall. Read on to see what to put on your reading list so that you can be prepared the next time you go to the theater or turn on the TV. This list is gleaned from [...]
A review of the audiobook Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton, with Erin Torneo
Powerful, insightful, and shocking. Those are the three words I would choose to describe this story told by two very brave individuals.
I tried another Kansas author this month by reading Seeds of Summer by Deborah Vogts. This heartwarming romance about a rodeo queen drew me in with its depiction of a young woman’s struggle to find faith after her world falls apart. Natalie was on her way to seeing her dreams come true, she was in [...]
The Help isn’t the only movie based on a book that will be opening in the next couple of months. Read on to see what else to put on your reading list so that you can be prepared the next time you go to the theater. This list is gleaned from information gathered from the EarlyWord book blog. Be [...]
Carousels are places of beauty, fun, childhood delight–and sometimes romance. So when I picked up The Carousel Painter by Judith Miller I expected a sweet gentle love story with lots of wholesome fun. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this story about a young woman who becomes the first female worker at a carousel plant also contains a good deal of dramatic tension.
This year’s theme for Summer Reading is “Novel Destinations”–we are celebrating the ways books can send you on journeys. One of my favorite ways to go on a journey with a book is to listen to an audiobook set in another locale. There is nothing like listening to an audio performance where the skill of [...]
Fireflies in December by Jennifer Valent is not a book to read if you don’t want an emotionally charged experience that will take you through several ups and downs as a young girl confronts evil face to face. Jessilyn Lassiter’s struggles, hopes, and dreams feel so real that the reader of her dramatic story can’t [...]