Friday, October 10, 2008


When we returned home from vacation I was so
happy to find a little package all for me
in our mailbox. Brenda, from Coffee Tea Books and Me,
had drawn my name for her book giveaway.

The book and CD are Sally Clarkson's materials
about educating our children and doing it in
a way that builds up their mind, body and spirit.
In fact the CD set is called, Educating the Wholehearted
Child. The book is more for the Mom and building her is called The Mom Walk, Keeping in step with
God's Heart for Motherhood.

While I have heard some of the material on the CD,
it has been a while and I am anxious to revisit it
at this new stage of homeschooling...
and I know this book will bless my heart for I know
just enough about Sally Clarkson to know that she
is genuine and forthright. I love people like that!

Thank you, Brenda!!!!
You have blessed me.
I hope you are feeling much better now.

While I am on the subject of books...
I did some reading while we were in the mountain
cabin, much to my children's frustration. Can you
imagine that they begrudged me this time? Even when
we did all of those other things together. Oh well,
I ignored them just enough to read two books and begin
a third.

I read Terri Blackstock's Evidence of Mercy. I loved this book.
Not because it had much, if any, educational value but because it
was truly entertaining. I haven't been doing a lot of reading
for pleasure lately, other than the book club and it was just fun
to read a good story. I finished this in an afternoon and evening.

The plot is that of a young female attorney who is having to make
some life changes after the death of her father. One of these changes
is selling her private airplane. The man who is interested in purchasing
the plane is a rich brat. Together they survive a plane crash and begin
a journey of anger, hurt, healing and forgiveness.

There is a person determined to get rid of the heroine of the story and
other subplots that were interesting and really held my attention.

Then I read These Tangled Threads by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller.
This was a little harder to get into because it is the third book in a
series. I have not read the first two books. It is doable, I just had
to get up to speed on who the characters were and the back story. I have long been a fan of historical fiction so this is a typical read for me.

The setting is historical New England in 1833 during the time of the Industrial Revolution. The main characters are young women who work in the mills. There are many issues dealt with including mill life, the struggles between American Businessmen and the conflicts with their counterparts in England, Slavery and Women's Rights. I found this book to be entertaining and educational. A reminder of the rich history of my nation.

Finally, a little bit of mystery from Agatha Christie. What catches me and holds my attention in her writing is the attention to the personality and human character of the suspect pool and all around. Granted you can only do so many murder mystery plots before it begins to get stale...but there is enough there to hold my interest if I am in a mountain cabin and I have read all of the other books available. No, really, they are fun.

Well, I must be running....
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Becky K.

1 comment:

Mrs. Rabe said...

I love Sally Clarkson's books! Her "Seasons of a Mother's Heart" is great!

Glad you got some time for yourself while you were away!