I read a bunch of books this week and started pinning them on Pinterest, just to keep track.

A Baby For Hannah by Jerry Eicher
– Well, I only read this because it is based in my hometown, so I wanted to check it out again. The first two drove me crazy, so I am not sure why I did it. The whole book, they are very worked up over the Mennonite tent meeting that is being held in Libby. They go on and on about how they must be targeting the Amish, or they wouldn’t hold it there. It bordered on ridiculous. She decides to have a home birth “The way it should be.” is the thing Hannah says and this author is just not very familiar with midwives. Obviously, I think he must have talked to someone in Libby as there were some weird similarities, but that is where it ended. I think if you are writing a book about someone having a baby….make sure you talk to someone about basic prenatal practices. It ruins the book if you don’t. Anyhow….again, not well researched and frustrating!

Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah– A story of two sisters who grew apart by different life choices. One sister believing she had to protect her little sister while the little sister believed she was worthless in the eyes of her older sister. This book was deeply moving, in that love takes many shapes and sizes. Humans do not always show their love in the best ways and sometimes the best thing we can do is admit that.

False Pretenses by Kathy Herman
– One small theft. One small lie. They all come to a crescendo when Zoe is mistaken for someone whom she is not! She has endangered her family and others, because of the lies she told long ago and it is time to come clean. Will it be soon enough?

The Rose of Winslow Street by Elizabeth Camden I didn’t know that there is any condition that can prevent someone from learning to read, and this book shows a devoted family man, who devotion can extend outside his family, to include someone who did not feel loved or liked by others, other than children. This book was very well written and you could feel the pain of Libby and the longing for love in the pages of it. She did not believe herself worthy to be a mother, yet longed to mother! It made me sad that she thought she was mentally handicapped!

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