Archive for October, 2011

Look out for…

A whole new Jane Austen set of pages is coming out.  Stay tuned!

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Daughter Of Venice

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Daughter of Venice is about a fourteen year old girl named Doníta.  Only one (or two) of the girls in her family will marry.  The rest will be forced to live in a convent.  Doníta sneaks out of the house several times for a taste of the real Venice.  Her identical twin sister, Laura takes over her chores.  When Doníta’s father announces that since Doníta has been so hard-working she will be the one to marry, both the girls are devastated.  With the help of a Jewish boy she concocts a dangerous plan that will allow Laura to marry instead.  Will Doníta succeed?

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The Reckoning

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The Reckoning is the last book in the trilogy, The Heritage of Lancaster County by Beverly Lewis.  The first two books were The Shunning and The Confession.  Katherine Mayfield now owns the lovely mansion her mother left to her.  A young artist called Justin Worth becomes interested in her and she in him.  Meanwhile, Katherine’s first love, Daniel Fisher, is determined to find her.  Katherine becomes involved in volunteer work in the town and starts an Amish quilting class.  Becoming more and more friendly with two young Amish girls, Katherine wonders if her old home in Hickory Hollow was really meant for her after all.

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Question Saturday

I know this may sound like an odd question to you:  What is the worst book you EVER read?

Comment with your answers.

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The Confession

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I’ve already written a review of The Shunning, so I decided to do a review on the sequel, The Confession.

Katie Lapp had become Katherine Mayfield.  She stays with Mennonite relatives until she can take the trip to find her birth mother.  When Katherine goes to the city of Canaduiga she finds that her mother is dying and a girl named Katie Lapp is posing as Katherine Mayfield.  Katherine takes on the job as a maid at her birth mother’s estate while trying to prove the false Katherine for what she really is.  This is a really interesting book and a good sequel to the bestseller, The Shunning.

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Nancy Drew

I’ve been reading a lot of those timeless classics, Nancy Drew.  As one of my friends put it – “If you analyze all those books, there’s only about 20 different plots you can do.”  Be that as it may, I still really like reading them.  My favourites include – The Password to Larkspur Lane, The Hidden Window Mystery, The Scarlet Slipper Mystery, and The Secret of Shadow Ranch.  All of these stories feature a titan haired girl detective named Nancy Drew.

The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Nancy Drew, #5)

Password to Larkspur Lane (Nancy Drew #10)

The Scarlet Slipper Mystery (Nancy Drew, #32)

The Hidden Window Mystery (Nancy Drew, #34)

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Great News!

Today I ordered the three Horse Diaries I didn’t have – Golden Sun, Risky Chance, and Black Cloud.  I also threw in an extra copy of Elska for my cousin.  Black Cloud isn’t even printed though, so I’ll have to wait ’til Jan. 10, ’12 to get it.  For sure I’ll write reviews of them when they come!  Have a great day!

While you’re at it, check out the illustrator’s blog – Horse Diaries.

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