Release on October 30
If you love the Mitford Series this is a most buy. The series of 14 novels brings you into the lives of the people who live in Mitford. The main character is Father Tim, an Episcopal Priest. In this book, we can read his prayers, sermons and his favorite passages that make up who he is. The people of Mitford also give us some advice. Ms. Karon even allows us a look at her own faith.
This is a book I read a few years ago that was absolutely one of the best I’ve ever read. From the first page to the last one. This is what I wrote while still reading it:
I’m about 70% into one of the best books I’ve ever read. “An invisible Thread: the true story of an 11 year old panhandler”
The author met him on the streets of New York when he asked her for some change. At first she ignored him and moved on a few yards…..then turned back and really looked at this little scraggly, malnourished boy…..then took him to McDonald’s to eat . So the story began.
This is a great book. I’m going to hate finishing it.
From Doris Kennedy
This is a novel based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, two Slovakian Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz. Lale, being able to speak many languages, was given the job of tattooing the numbers on the incoming prisoners, he met Gita when she was in his line to be tattooed and was immediately taken with her.
Being the tattooist at the camp gave Lale much more freedom of movement then most prisoners and he came upon money and jewels from the murdered Jews to get food to keep other prisoners alive.
This book outlines the history of the the Freemasons, from its Middle Age inception in roughly 1550 AD to current. It covers its expansion through England, its involvement in the American revolution, its presence in France, and includes notable historical Mason figures. It is fascinating to see how Freemasons have been threaded throughout history.
This book does not cover any type of details on Mason ceremony/ritual or an explanation of the inception of these events that have made the Masons such a fascinating organization.
Franklin Graham has written a very insightful book on the ministry and life of his father, Billy Graham. It gives little tidbits of Billy Graham’s personal and professional life as well as background on both his and Franklin’s organizations, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.
This book is filled with bible quotes to back up the truth about Christ and how the good word affected both the author and his father. It is a beautiful and loving tribute to both Billy Graham and Ruth Graham.
All of us who love the Mitford Series are excited about this book. The series of 14 novels brings you into the lives of the people who live in Mitford. The main character is Father Tim, an Episcopal Priest. In this book, we can read his prayers, sermons and his favorite passages that make up who he is. The people of Mitford also give us some advice. Ms. Karon even allows us a look at her own faith.
Christmas Stories is a set of short stories set around Christmas that explores the great changes that can come during the magical time of year. The focus is on miracles and helping others. The emphasis is of family and friends helping to set the tone for the holidays. The stories are short enough that you can read one story in a sitting. Each story focuses on characters finding what they need and making connections to improve their lives. Characters face different heartaches and challenges, like relationship strain and financial struggles, and find ways big and small to change their lives for the better.
There are many stories told about Louisiana plantations. Beyond the doors of these beautiful homes are stories of hope and subjugation, tragedy and suffering, shame and perseverance and war and conquest. Cheryl H. White and W. Ryan Smith reveal the dark history, folklore and lasting human cost of Louisiana plantation life.
This was a story of people from different walks of life who experienced the same event of a train bombing. It is told by Autumn, the only survivor. God’s plan was in action for all the families and the stories came out so that everyone could heal.
This is the fourteenth book in the Mitford series by Jan Karon and I can’t wait for September 19th to get here. I received the first four books in a set of paper backs for Christmas and read them a if it was one book. I could not put them down. It seemed like years before the next one came out. Each have been purchased and read in one setting. Later on I bought those first four in hardback to match all the others. They have a special place in my home.
It is somewhat hard to explain these books. Trying to tell someone about them always comes out as boring. The life of an Episcopal should not be that interesting, but it is. Over the years he adopts a boy who needs a home, he gets married and retires.
I have loaned the first book to two friends. Both came back asking for the second book and both ended up buying the whole set. It is so easy to imagine how all the characters look and talk. They make you laugh and sometimes cry. They seem to become part of the family.
The books are categorized as women’s fiction, but trust me on this, men like them too.
I will buy this book on September 19 and I will tell you about it on September 20. It is going to be a long 17 days.