Bought this book because i was volunteering for a crisis pregnancy center. Helped me to understand and have compassion for the feelings of a woman who had an abortion, and also inform other women what could lie ahead emotionally for them if they chose abortion.
Not a chronological book. Almost a devotional. Short prayers that a person can identify with when going thru different crises'. Then a response prayer of comfort/affirmation-usually a scripture reference-as tho it were from the Lord. Encouraging.
Karens year starts out all wrong. She plant to start with a big party at her house. She will even stay up until midnight! But something strange happens at the party. It makes karen think her family might be changing. And if it does, Karen could have the worst year ever.
An evocative portrait of a pioneer family's world.
The year is 1904. At age 25, Minnesotan Carrine Gafkjen does what few women, or men of her time dare. She sets out to stake a homestead for herself on the windswept North dakota prairie. There she lives alone in her claim shack, subsisting on potatoes and salt and barring her door each night against the howling coyotes, until she becomes a woman of substance and eventually even doubles her holdings of fertile wheat-growing land. Only then, at 34, does carrine marry the homesteader with whom she will bear and raise six children. Excellent read.
Maybe Patty Jane Dobbin should know better than to marry a man a gorgeous and Thor Rolvaag, but shes too smitten to think twice. Yet nine months in to their marriage, with a baby on the way, Thor is gone. Its a good thing Patty Jane has her irrepressible sister Harriet to rely on-not to mention her extremely short, extremely rich almost-brother-in-law, Avel Ames. Its been said that a good haircut can cure anynumber of ills, and before long, the Minnesota sisters have opened a neighborhood beauty parlor complete with live harp music and an endless supply of delicious Norwegian baked goods. Its a wonderful, warm-hearted place where you can count on good friends, lots of laughter, tears, and comfort when you need it-and the unmistakable scent of somebody getting a permanent wave.......
Ruby is the runt of the litter and there is no place fore her on Graystones Farm. Ruby has won the heart of gruff Brandon Gill, and he cant accept that Ruby has to go. Can Mandy and James help Brandon turn the undersized piglet into a prizewinning pig?
This is an excellently written book on reclaiming the inner simplicity we all crave. Found it so exciting I had to reread it. Really struck a chord with me and im sure many other Americans caught up in the rat race of today world of more more more. What we really need is to choose less. Highly recommend this book to anyone caught in the struggle of not enough time, not enough money, piles of clutter and basic discontent.
Fourth in the stunning Earths Children series begun in the bestselling novel-The Clan of the Cave Bear.
Ayla and Jondalar set out into the unknown....they are driven to reach that place on earth they can call home. Together, they hold their future in their hands.