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I pulled this book off of the Young Adult shelves expecting some light fiction, but I really enjoyed some of the deeper meanings behind this story! Ye ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 20, 2011
Her Mother's Hope (Marta's Legacy, #1)
...I have to admit, this book's cover appeared to me a bit fluffish, promising the kind of tame, hopeful message dipped in sugar that some faith-inspi ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 01, 2011
Father Elijah: An Apocalypse
This book established Michael O'Brien as one of my favorite Christian writers. This quote was he novel's response to the commonly asked question, "Why ...more
Jul 2006
Jul 15, 2011
And Ladies of the Club
….And Ladies of the Club was my whole world in the summer of ’04. I drank in the lives of the characters, and then the characters’ children. I loved q ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 11, 2010
The Stories of Ray Bradbury
It's been a long time since I remember reading the work of a writer who writes like no other person. So many writers are "like" Jane Austen, Mark Twai ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 18, 2010
Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
I learned a few very helpful things in reading this book, particularly the concept of disciplining the mind, and of "renewing one's mind" through Scri ...more
Dec 31, 2009
Jan 07, 2010
Jacob Have I Loved
Who is Sara Louise's biggest enemy?

1) Caroline, her twin sister. Sara Louise is unhappy because Caroline is so happy, so talented, so loved. The reaso
Jul 2011
Jul 26, 2011
A Map of the World
I don't really know what to say about this book now. Will I remember it a year from now? Not sure. But it did keep me reading. Throughout the story, ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Rediscover Catholicism
Copies of this book were given away for free in the archdiocese of St. Paul around Christmas time. I wasn't excited to read it, but there were some bo ...more
Mar 2013
May 29, 2013
Through a Glass Darkly (Through a Glass Darkly, #1)
When a book written about the year 1715 has a character blurting, "I shall be right back," you know you are about to get a mixed bag of history and m ...more
May 2011
May 31, 2011
Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
Reading this book after so many years is like visiting a childhood haunt after many years to find only that it was not so big, not so beautiful, not ...more
May 2011
May 13, 2011
Becoming Jane Eyre
I read this book in an airport, expecting that it would be standard, light and frothy airport fare. Strangely, it took me right to early Victorian Lon ...more
Mar 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Strangers and Sojourners
This is a book about thirst; the thirst for love, and then, inevitably, for God. Anne comes to the Canadian wilderness as a teacher in the early part ...more
Dec 2009
Dec 10, 2009
I judged this book by its cover. Doesn't it look interesting?

And at first it was. The first few chapters, I felt like I was actually sitting in Eleano
Nov 2012
Nov 30, 2012
The Dowry Of Miss Lydia Clark (Gresham Chronicles #3)
I stumbled upon this Gresham series in the library one day, and after overcoming some conceited shame at actually reading a predictable Christian roma ...more
Nov 14, 2009
Dec 10, 2009
Henry Tilney's Diary (Jane Austen Heroes, #6)
I'm feeling a little guilty about the two-star rating, because it was a fun, entertaining book. But - when I read Captain Wentworth's Diary, I remembe ...more
Mar 22, 2012
Mar 25, 2012
Rebekah (Women of Genesis, #2)
Does anyone else find it interesting that Orson Scott Card wrote these three books about the women of Genesis after writing so many successful sci-fi ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 23, 2012
Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day
"'Such a day!'" said Miss LaFosse. 'Everything went wrong and everything went right. But I daren't think what would have happened if you hadn't come.' ...more
Jan 2011
Jan 04, 2011
The Years
I've been afraid of Virginia Woolf for many years (bad joke unabashedly intended). I didn't think I would be able to understand or feel at home in her ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 12, 2013
On Agate Hill
I was captivated by the honesty of this little girl's narrative. I always love a story in which the characters have no pretenses - and the world she i ...more
May 2010
May 09, 2010
A Green Journey
I just love Agatha McGee. She is not the type of character I would expect to love, though - she is full of harsh edges and what some might call "reli ...more
Jul 2012
Aug 08, 2012
All is Vanity

The characters really bugged me. Margaret didn't seem to care about anything other than being the best at something. It seemed like the only reason sh
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
A Cry of Stone
I read this book a year ago, and it seems that the process of thought-fermentation has taken hold and brought about new meanings. Good books like thi ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
A Gathering of Finches (Dreamcatcher Series #3)
'How much of mess can Cassie possibly make of her life?' I found myself wondering, 'and how will I have the courage to read through it?'

...because she
Apr 2011
Apr 26, 2011
A Doll's House

We might wonder how to relate many of the themes of A Doll's House to today. The central conflict of the play is that the husband sees his wife as a c
Jun 2011
Jun 10, 2011
The Journals Of Louisa May Alcott
I don't think I'd say that Louisa May Alcott kept "copious" journals... most of what she wrote seemed succinct and to-the-point. She decribes herself ...more
Aug 2012
Sep 01, 2012
Her Daughter's Dream
Have you ever gone sledding, and the first few seconds are great and intense, and then suddenly you lose momentum and you are still several feet from ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 25, 2011
The Collected Stories
Mansfield glimmers and sparkles like a Monet painting, and prismatically collects poignant little images and pieces of life. Her short stories thrill ...more
Sep 2004
Jan 11, 2010
There is something tantalizing about untold stories - the stories that disappeared between the cracks of history. Sometimes these stories carry a sens ...more
Aug 2014
Oct 17, 2014
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
Sometimes I read historical fiction as a more fun way to learn about the past. I knew nothing about the Joseph Crater disappearance, and liked the way ...more
Sep 2014
Oct 17, 2014
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