I've been wanting to keep a list of the books that I read, with a little smidget of information on each one, as a book log of sorts. This seems like a perfect place to do just that. Hopefully, I will encourage you to pick up one of my reads or to place your comments on a book you've read.
Her Mother's Hope and Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers This two-book saga is a story you can't put down (aren't all of River's books?!) I loved the way the author took the reader through the lives of women from several generations, painting a beautiful picture of real-life love, hurt and restoration. Although not a Biblical study, I took away so much spiritual insight as I was reminded that we cannot think the worst in people because we simply don't know their whole story. READ THIS!
The Boy From Baby House 10 by Alan Philps and John Lahutsky
Wow! This book was enlightening in the saddest way. This story takes the reader through the journey of one boy who fought through the inhumane Russian orphanages to escape the miserable life they offered. Tragic and heart-breaking, this story doesn't ever become good, because now the reader is aware that there are others living a much less fortunate life. As difficult as many of the details are to read, this is an inspiring story of a boy who does come out with a promising future for himself.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
This was another book I couldn't put down! What an amazing story describing the racial tension between 'the help' and the white families that employed them. Set in the South in the 1960s, this historical novel was informative, disturbing, and humorous all packaged together in a yellow binding. Read this, and fast, before the movie comes out in about a week. =)