In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?
Description (from Amazon.com) Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season’s first snowfall, they build a child out [...]
Description (from Amazon.com) After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other [...]
Description (from Amazon.com) This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California’s Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families–the Trasks and the Hamiltons–whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. “A strange and original work of art.”–New York [...]
“Chili concocted outside of Texas is usually a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing. One of the first things I do when I get home to Texas is to have a bowl of red. There is simply nothing better.” – by Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United StatesTags: southwestern, stews chilis and crockpot,
I love reading historical fiction, especially English and particularly Tudor era. I purchased Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel well over a year ago and don’t really know why I hadn’t started it. When I received an invitation from Michelle at The True Book Addict to participate in a Wolf Hall read-a-long, I knew it was time.Tags: Read-a-Long,
I pass this field of giant sunflowers on my way to and from work and couldn’t let this Summer Solstice pass without photographing these beauties.Tags: photography,
If your book club is reading a book about the good ole days, here are some ideas to help transport your guests back to the prairie.