Sooner or later, we all learn what true love is like. The journey isn't easy, though. You make mistakes and later reflect on how silly you were--chasing an infatuation, thinking it would be your happily ever after!
Category: Book Reviews
Review: Rilla of Ingleside
We have reached the end of my Annetober adventure with the tear-jerker Rilla of Ingleside. Of all the books in Anne Shirley’s series, this was my favorite. Its tone is starkly different from the others. Set during the First World War, we see our beloved characters deal with fear and grief that gives them all a new depth.
Review: Rainbow Valley
Life alone is not the answer to any problem, and if you have children or others who depend on you, then you will have to make the frightening choice to stop grieving and open the window.
Review: Anne of Ingleside
This book differs from the first because it focuses on the Blythe children--Jem, Walter, Shirley, Diana, Anne, and newborn Rilla. (If you hadn’t caught on yet, Rilla is short for Marilla, who certainly is deserving of a child to be named after her!)
Review: Anne’s House of Dreams
After the wedding, Anne and Gilbert leave to begin their new life in a house he found. Anne calls this new place the House of Dreams.
Review: Anne of Windy Poplars
Great feasts are composed of small dishes. Vast palaces are made of small bricks raising them up. Just so, a book in which the scenes are quiet doesn’t have to be a bad thing. These quiet scenes are preparing us for a symphony.
Review: Anne of the Island
Readers in a similar phase of life might find comfort in Anne’s awkwardness. Are your friends moving on from the schoolhouse days? So are hers. Do you have a difficult choice to make? Here, Anne faces several.
Review: Anne of Avonlea
Anne of Avonlea presents new challenges for our dreamy heroine. Having taken on the profession of local schoolteacher, she must face a reality. The reality is that people, especially children, do not always behave as we'd like them to.
Review: Anne of Green Gables
I think it’s fair to begin with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. In a way, this is their story: They sent for an orphan boy to help them in their advanced years, and with the appearance of Anne, faced a bewildering decision indeed.
Review: The Black Tulip
I encourage you to look at the obscure classics, those books that might have been lost in time; you will find gems, and in some of them, such as The Black Tulip, you will find true love.
Picture this: beloved composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at his piano, writing his next masterpiece. He has a great amount of fans eager for something new, so he cannot disappoint. Soon, he will have his piano hauled onto a theater stage (he prefers to use his own at all times); he will perform, bow to great … Continue reading Review—Mozart’s Starling
Review – Crave the Rose: Anne Brontë at 200
During my adventures reading books I have become aware of the fact that, when a story is timeless, it's in part because of the person who wrote it. I have decided to learn more about the authors behind those stories which have survived over the centuries, which our grandparents and great-grandparents enjoyed. Anne Brontë's biography … Continue reading Review – Crave the Rose: Anne Brontë at 200