Saturday, March 15, 2014

Emma of Aurora: A Touching Story Based on a True Life

When I found the chance to review these novels based on a real woman and written by an author whose book I had found intriguing in the past, Jane Kirkpatrick ("One Glorious Ambition), I was ready to take up the offer!

Emma of Aurora is a touching story of hope, hardship, love, hate, adventure, mundane, pioneering and settling. It is a story of Emma's individual faith unfolding as she witnesses the spiritual walk of those around her. It is a story of her love, her children, her life as a pioneer, and of a woman finding her place as an individual and growing into it.

I would highly recommend this series. I would give it at least 4/5 stars! It is well written and provoked many emotions in me when I read it. The characters are well developed and as well developed characters do, make you either hate them or love them!

For more information about the author, Jane Kirkpatrick, copy and paste to go to:  To read chapter one, copy and paste to go to:

Thank you very much to the Blogging for Books program for sending me a free copy of the Emma of Aurora trilogy in exchange for my honest and original review.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy March!

Hello Friends!

I would say, Happy Spring! However, it's been such strange weather in my neck of the woods and in so many others, it couldn't truly be deemed spring, yet. I know it's been much too long since I last posted to my blog. The Winter Olympics have come and gone (and actually, I saw none of them as I don't get cable/satellite etc!). New Years Day has come and gone, for that matter! So has Valentine's Day. Thus, I will start this post by saying, Happy March! It's only three days into the month. :-)

Time has been flying by, here. My baby boy is growing up so fast. Sometimes I look at him and am (always!) taken aback seeing the toddler he will soon become. He's a baby, and yet, he's almost not anymore in so many ways. I am so thankful to get to see him grow and learn. So thankful for each day with him. He is developing his personality, and that is just the most fun! Happy, smiley, giggly, intense, focused, and seemingly intelligent. Not to mention, he's so handsome! Seriously, he should be a little baby model. He could pass as one.

Otherwise, I'm still in graduate school. However, graduation day is drawing closer and closer! I'm still working. That is going all right. It keeps me busy, although I must add I really did not *need* to take on anything else in order to be well occupied! It does bring in a little money though, which for us at this time is needed and appreciated.

I think what I'm looking forward to most for this spring is Easter. And spring weather versus spring-ish then WINTER then spring-ish then WINTER over and over! ;-)  Definitely am excited about baby boy's first birthday, as he was born in the spring!! Cannot believe he will be one year old in only about 2 months! WOW

So, what are you looking forward to this spring? I'd love to hear! Or anything else you'd like to share or comment on. Thanks for stopping in!