In the meantime, while the pollen count is high, the nights are still cool and we're planning Memorial Day barbeques and movie go sees, lets take a book break. A Spring Book Break. I have a great series(three books) that could satisfy your need. And two books to giveaway to get this book break started.
CFB's Spring Book Break 08 Pick: The Change and Cherish series, a historical
I chose this series, because Jane was nice enough to do the book giveaway :), but most importantly I get to use a little German. I'm a bit a rusty, so...What I also love his the way Jane writes. Here's a taste of of A Tendering in the Storm...
That was what was missing of course: I'd stopped praising, stopped praying, and so I was hungry all the time, never satisfied. Now in my night watch I didn't feel like meditating. I only knew the shadow and not the sun.
Gorgeous writing. Her prose is clean and romantic and sweeping and spirit filled. I've learned something today.
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Summary: The Change and Cherish series follows the story of feisty Emma Giesy
A Clearing in the Wild
Spirited young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of her 1850s religious community, which values conformity over independent thought, especially in women. Skeptical of the colony’s growing emphasis on preparing for “the last days,” Emma clashes with their increasingly autocratic leader—and faces the unexpected consequences of pursuing independence.
A Tendering in the Storm
This lyrical novel, based on an historical figure of the 1800s, follows the spirited and intelligent Emma Giesy, who achieves her goal of separating her family from the repressive religious community in which she grew up. But unexpected and dire consequences leave her family—and her faith—struggling to survive.
A Mending at the Edge (newest and the giveaway book!)
This richly textured novel, the third in the acclaimed Change and Cherish series, follows the historical figure of Emma Wagner Giesy, who chafes under the restrictions of her 1860s religious colony. When her bid to belong in her unique way unravels her most precious relationships, she seeks new ways to stitch meaning into her life.
To enter to win Mending at the Edge, you must nominate a book for the summer reading challenge, I will announce the winner to this day May 9, so you can receive it before Memorial Day. You will love these books. I tell you.