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Book review: of The Green Ember by S. D Smith.

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Genre: Fantasy

My Rating: 5 Stars.

Recommendation: 10 and up by them selves, or anyone who likes Peter Rabbit, Narina, Redwall, or Fantasy. It would be a great family read aloud.

I love the story line of the Green Ember, the cover is really cute, S. D Smith did a great job on the Green Ember, it is one of my favorite fantasy books. I like the Green Ember more then Redwall.
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What do you get when you mix two parents who grew up in the city, six kids who have always lived in the country, and add homeschooling? You get a whole lot of laughter! Homeschool graduate and author Sarah Holman shares stories about her family that range from thought-provoking to side-splitting. She shares both hilarious mistakes and heartbreaking moments in her family. In this collection of stories, she endeavors capture some of the answers to the questions people have often asked her about growing up in a conservative homeschool family as well as some of the wisdom she has gleaned along the way. Sarah invites you to open up this scrapbook of memories. She hopes that you come away encouraged, inspired…and laughing. Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined. You can find out more ab…

Book spotlight

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Christmas time is almost here! Okay, so not really, for my family on Christmas day we celebrate with extended family. My immediate family and I celebrate on January 6th but that doesn't mean we can't start celebrating early, right? So today, we're celebrating the release of not one or two, but eight new Christmas books!!! All written by Rebekah A. Morris. I am spotlighting two of her books today and you will find out more about the others as you follow the tour.
About the Books Home for Christmas
Feeling that life is unfair when her father is killed in the front lines of France and she has to live with her relatives on a western farm, twelve-year-old Susanna Stanson runs away to the city. She decides that all will be well when she reaches her old home, but a severe snowstorm interrupts her trip. Christmas Smiles
This was Lana’s second Christmas without her parents, who had died in an accident, and she was sure it would bering nothing but tears, because she and her aunt c…

Vintage Jane Austen Interview

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Today I would like you to meet Sarah Holman.
Author of Emmeline (Emma): The talk of stock market crashes and depression isn’t going to keep Emmeline Wellington down. Born to wealth and privilege, Emmeline wants nothing more than to help her new friend, Catarina, find a husband. Emmeline sets her sights on one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, but nothing seems to go right. Even her friend and neighbor Fredrick Knight seems to question her at every turn.

What is your favorite Jane Austen book? Well, I have to be honest here and say that I have only read three of her books. I love the wit and emotion of Pride and Prejudice, perhaps because I see myself in Lizzy so much. I too can be quick to make judgments about people and then have to swallow those ideas later. Besides, there are a few things in there that feel a lot like my life.
When did you first read Jane Austen's books? I think I was eighteen? Right after I watched the movie for the first time and then went out and got the b…

Book review: Second Impressions A Collection of Fiction Inspired by Jane Austen

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What would it be like to see Elizabeth Bennet in 1930’s clothes? What if Emma Woodhouse was the daughter of a car dealership owner? What if Marianne Dashwood was seeking to become a movie star in the golden age of film?The Vintage Jane Austen seriesexplores the world of Jane Austen, set in 1930’s America. Five authors took on Jane Austen’s five most popular novels and retold them set in the depression era, remaining faithful to the original plots. As an extra bonus to the series, there is a collection of short stories that were inspired by Jane Austen. Which of these books do you most want to read?

Genre: Fiction

My Rating: 4 Stars.

Recommendation: Anyone who likes a story set in space, or a fictional country, or just a sweet romance.

Second Impressions: Jane Austen's stories have inspired writers for generations...in this collection they inspire fiction across the genres! From the English Regency to the American 1950s, in Houston or a space freighter, fairytale land or a retirement…

Vintage Jane Austen Interview

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Today I want you to meet Rebekah Jones author of Presumption and Partiality.

What is you favorite Jane Austen book?
Mansfield Park has long been my favorite. I really love Fanny and her selfless giving to everyone around her. Even the people who dont really deserve it. 

When did you first read Jane Austen's books?
I first began reading Jane Austen books when about sixteen-years-old. I began with Pride and Prejudice, read through them all, then watched all the movies, before reading all the books again.

Have you always wanted to write?
Always. Before I could write, I made picture books. I started my first short story at around seven, I started my first book at eight. (No, no one is allowed to read it, but yes, I still have my first book!)

Who is your favorite author?
 Hard to say, but I usually answer Charles Dickens. I love his use of words, his complicated storylines, and his fascinating characters. But Douglas Bond wrote my all time favorite book, so its difficult to choose. 


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