Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Harvest of grace is a book that intertwines the meaning of grace.The Amish characters are struggling with different areas in their lives from past hurts and Cindy Woodsmall has taken their hurt and turned it into something graceful and beautiful. Sylvia runs from her home to find a new dream on a dairy farm. Aaron the long lost son of Sylvia's boss comes home to proceed with his own agenda. Both of them are needing forgiveness but take their time truly seeking it. Only as time goes by do they really understand forgiveness and grace. Meanwhile Cara who was abandoned at a young age, is faced with the return of her father. She struggles with her anger and hurt from the past and only because of the love on her fiancee and rules of the Amish ways does she try to find a way to have a relationship with her father. The stories are intertwined with one another and each of the characters help the others to seek healing in their relationships even though they not readily see their own way to the same healing. Harvest of Grace is a book of love, hurt, and grace. The grace of God is proven in the pages and anyone who reads it will be blessed.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Jane Kilpatrick is a wonderful writer of historical life. Hulda Klager was a self taught Horticulturalist. Where the lilacs still bloom is her story. The story is one of sorrow and triumph and determination to keep fighting the elements to make something beautiful happen. Hulda Klager was a woman that had a perservering spirit and didn't easily give up. Through years of love for her family and love for flowers, she brought hope to many peoples lives. Jane Kilpatrick has told this story with great determination to give all the emotion and the heart of Hulda Klager. It is an interesting read.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Story is about a family and an old house. It is a story of pain, and living in the past, but somewhere there is a future for the family and the house. but can they find it. The book A sound among the trees is a good read. It uses the past to to help a family break the curses and start again. But the curse is really within and not the past. Reality comes in and helps the characters, learn about themselves and they begin to beleive they deserve more than what the past has led them to beleive.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
I recently read the book The Crossing. The story focuses on a tragedy that happens in a town and follows the characters for ten years. With the nightmare of a killing and never being solved, the thought is always in the mind of the characters, could i have done more, Then the case is reopened and what is meant to bring closure and healing may not be the ticket they need for ride to that peaceful place that is called healing. I found the Author to keep me interested with the mystery of the unsolved murder, but also gives a glimpse of what it must be like to live with the hurt and maybe guilt of what was done. I find that i wish some of the characters had different endings but alas some things have to be. I enjoyed yet ws saddened by parts of the book, but would definitely recommend if to my freinds.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Christmas Singing is a book about romance an hurt. Sometimes we hurt the ones we love thinking we are doing what is best for them. This is what Gabe did to Maggie Lane. He was trying to protect her from his own pain and this caused a lot of hurt on both sides. Sometimes we are suprised at just how much we need the people we love even when we dont want to love them. The characters in this book learn that love does conquer all and you can't turn love off and pretend that is doesn't exist. I love the way the Gabe is willing to let Maggie hate him even though it is putting him through terrible pain to see her going on with her life. This book goes to show that God really does know best and that when he put someone special in our lives we should grab hold and not let it go because love is a pecious thing.