Katherine Padilla

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Katherine Padilla, the mother of seven, was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, but she has resided most of her adult life in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area. She has been writing novels since age thirteen. As a teenager, she was equally intrigued by prophecies of the Last Days and the television show Star Trek. At age seventeen she wrote her first story that combined prophecy with science fiction and even submitted it to a contest. That story remains unpublished (and unpublishable!), but her interest in exploring traditional values and religious themes through speculative fiction remains as strong as ever.

Through many years of writing, studying, and reading widely, she has learned how to achieve just the right balance of spirituality a

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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

I gave Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace another try and found it compelling on multiple levels.
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Betsy and the Great World / Betsy's Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace
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Betsy Was a Junior / Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace
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The Betsy Tacy Treasury by Maud Hart Lovelace
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I read Betsy-Tacy several years ago with my book group and decided it was time to finish the series. Betsy-Tacy and Tib is my favorite of the four children’s books. Several of the antics made me laugh out loud—especially the chapter “Being Good.” Wan ...more
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Heaven to Betsy / Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
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I’ll confess that I had a tough time getting into Heaven to Betsy. Betsy’s freshman concerns just didn’t interest me at all. As I got to know her new friends, however, and became comfortable in her new house, it got easier. This contradictory little

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The Betsy Tacy Treasury by Maud Hart Lovelace
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I read Betsy-Tacy several years ago with my book group and decided it was time to finish the series. Betsy-Tacy and Tib is my favorite of the four children’s books. Several of the antics made me laugh out loud—especially the chapter “Being Good.” Wan ...more
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Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
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A Quilt for Christmas by Sandra Dallas
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Given the horrors that led to the Civil War and occurred during it on both sides—which this novel frankly acknowledges—the reconciliation that wraps the story up in a nice neat bow came too easily for me. The ending is definitely pleasing, and I want ...more
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The Green Jell-O ...: Science Fiction 40 46 Mar 06, 2021 11:18AM  
Willa Cather
“Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.”
Willa Cather , The Song of the Lark

Willa Cather
“It came over him now that the unexpected favours of fortune, no matter how dazzling, do not mean very much to us. They may excite or divert us for a time, but when we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord.”
Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

Willa Cather
“A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude. I am more or less of an artist now, but then I was nothing else.”
Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

C.S. Lewis
“As long as what you are afraid of is something evil, you may still hope that the good may come to your rescue. But suppose you struggle through to the good and find that it is also dreadful? How if food itself turns out to be the very thing you can’t eat and home the very place you can’t live, and your very comforter the person who makes you uncomfortable. Then, indeed, there is no rescue possible: the last card has been played.”
C.S. Lewis, Perelandra




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