Meg and James aka my first (completed) novel

Hello friends! So as some of you may remember from previous posts that I’ve written a novel. (Shhh, we don’t want the world to know. *I say as I post this on the internet.*) I’ve been meaning to introduce the characters and storyline to all 108 of you (yes! 108! very excited ’bout that) andContinue reading “Meg and James aka my first (completed) novel”

Seventy Seven Years

Seventy Seven Years Ago: It’s almost implausible, that seventy-seven years ago, today, war exploded, raining down fire, on a sleepy nation. Here I sit, comfort and warmth surrounding me, while seventy seven years ago, this morning, men lost their lives, their peace, their sanity, their bodies in fire. Here I sit, whole and unperturbed, whileContinue reading “Seventy Seven Years”

May 1933

In the May of 1933, German students gathered in universities to burn literature deemed “offensive” to the Third Reich. This is a vignette I wrote about this event. ~ The night wrapped its dark embrace around the students, enshrouding them despite the glowering flames. Their shouts pierced the crackle of the fire. Each shout andContinue reading “May 1933”

Review: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

Some books just stand out. This one is one of them. The Girl From the Train first caught my eye because it was originally published in Afrikaans, the language of South Africa. Not many books with Christian themes – what am I saying – not many books of any kind from South Africa reach international status. IContinue reading “Review: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert”

Review: With Love Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall

I’m going to cry. This book is adorable personified. There wasn’t anything amazingly profound about With Love Wherever You Are but it was such a charming read. With Love Wherever You Are is the story of Frank and Helen Daley, the author’s parents. (Yes! It’s a true story!) A couple of years back Mackall opened her parent’s chestContinue reading “Review: With Love Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall”

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The procrastination levels are high, my friends. I was supposed to have had this review mostly finished about thirty minutes ago but – LO AND BEHOLD – this thing called Pinterest snatched my attention away from more important matters, like writing blog posts. (*coughs* What? I totally wasn’t looking at pictures from The Patriot and mourning theContinue reading “Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows”