I have been meaning to share few books I have been enjoying lately. I will be honest, I tend to read older, happier book. I have had enough hardship in real life, I do not want to read about it. So these are happy, fluffy stories ;-)
I love Miss Read books. I am blessed my mother has all of them but my favorite is Miss. Clare Remembers. It is sort of a prequel to the Miss. Read books. I think because this book is set at an earlier time and sets the stage for the rest of the books, is why it is my favorite. I just love Miss. Clare too.
"In the English village of Fairacre, the retired schoolteachers Dolly Clare and Emily Davis enjoyed a remarkable friendship, as this moving volume reveals. Childhood playmates in Beech Green, they would remain close throughout their long lives, eventually sharing a cottage in their retirement. They felt grief when a village family was lost on the Titanic. They each experienced young love and then heartbreak when the First World War interrupted both of their romances. The triumphs and tragedies of their days are depicted with all the humor, heartbreak, and human warmth for which Miss Read is known, providing a sensitive portrait of life in the country."
I am not sure were I got this book (I have a lot of them). It might be from my mother or a library book sale, but I really enjoyed it. The Gown Of Glory By Agnes Sligh Turnbull . It had a similar feel to it as Cranford does. Not that it is the same story, it is not. It is about the joys and struggles of a small Pennsylvania village. It just felt the same to me.
"The setting is the village of Ladykirk, Pennsylvania in the early 1900s. The kind village pastor, David Lyall, his wife, Mary, and their three children, all three of whom are grown, unmarried and still living at home. A cozy, but showing it’s years church parsonage. This is a devoted family, who try to be there for each other and their village."
Winter Cottage by Carol Ryrie Brink is a children's book. But one of those children's book that really is for everyone. I realize all these books are about families. I guess I am attracted to books about families but it speaks to were I am now, were my happiness and struggles are.
"A family that is down on its luck during the Depression appropriates a summer cottage in the Wisconsin woods, where they spend the winter and welcome all visitors, including a runaway youth and two strangers. How Pops and his two daughters cope with their misfortunes without losing heart is a very entertaining story."
Thank you so much DeRavelled for my blog award and thinking I have a scrummy blog. I know I am suppose to award others but it is just to hard. So I do not do awards anymore. I think you are all scrummy xoxoxox