Today has been a busy day :) Earlier we went to an Assisted Living Home, with our 4-H Club, and played BINGO with the residents, after which we sang Christmas Carols with them. They loved hanging out with us, and it was an amazing experience.
Now onward to the books!
Right now I'm working on Valley of Dreams by Lauraine Snelling, it's a bit slow for me right now, so I'm hoping something happens soon.
Here's back blurb : Cassie Lockwood's mother died when she was little, so Cassie traveled with her father's Wild West Show and became an amazingly skillful trick rider, likened by some to the famous Annie Oakley. When her father died, she continued to work with the show, having nowhere else to go.
Now Cassie has discovered that "Uncle" Jason, the show's manager, has driven the show into debt, and he's absconded with what little money was left. Devastated, Cassie decides to try to find the hidden valley where here father had dreamed of putting down roots. She has only one clue. She needs to find three huge stones that look like fingers raised in a giant hand. With Chief, a Sioux Indian who's been with the show for twenty years, and Micah, the head wrangler, she leaves both the show and a bundle of heartache behind and begins a wild and daring adventure.
I'm also reading Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go by Naomi Dathan, and so far it's amazing, the interaction between the characters is very well done, I'm reading it on the Internet so it's going a bit slow, but it's still great! Can't wait to finish it :)
Back Blurb: For everything there is a season. A season for joy. A season for sorrow. A season for testing.
Jem Perkins has it all — money, a fine house, a handsome husband, and a new baby boy. But when her family fortunes turn, Jem’s husband Seth leads her to a new home: a sod house on a Nebraska homestead.
It is a season of growth for Jem as she reluctantly confronts her new realities: back-breaking labor, dangerous illness, and mind-numbing isolation. She learns to embrace her new role as a capable woman and marriage partner and discovers an awareness of God’s hand in her life.
Then, on January 12, 1888, the history-making Children’s Blizzard sweeps across the land, ushering in a season of hardship she never
expected. Can Jem’s confidence, marriage, and new-found faith weather the storm?
And I just started Belonging, which I'm excited about because it's a been awhile since I've read a Prairie School Teacher book, which is one of my favorite kinds of books.
Back Blurb: In the high desert town of Frenchman's Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has set out to create a future for herself that is better than her painful past. Alone in the world with only her faith to sustain her, she must prove herself as this tiny community's new school teacher. She cannot, must not, fail. But, there are those who never wanted her there to begin with.
Five years after the death of his wife, local merchant Colin Murphy cares about just one thing: raising his daughter, Charity. Colin wants to give her the educational advantages he never had. The new schoolmarm's inexperience doesn't sit well with him, and if this teacher up and marries like the last one did, Charity's heart will be broken once again.
A woman who hasn't known love. A man who lost the love he had.
In the midst of the wide, sage-covered plains, each is about to discover that life's bitterest circumstances truly can work together for good.
So that's what I'm reading this week :) What about you? What are you reading? I'd love to hear from you. Have a wonderful weekend!