Anybody read a good novel lately? With the holidays' busy hustle and bustle, and the prolonged wait to meet our daughter, I'm finding that I need to be more intentional about stress management. Often, I'll read while K is taking a nap as a way to unwind. Lately I haven't been able to find a good book to read, so I thought I'd ask my fellow moms for some suggestions. What do you like to read? Please leave a comment about your favorite author or book. What genres do you enjoy the most? I prefer historical fiction, mysteries, and biographies.
A series that I've really enjoyed reading is Red River of the North by Lauraine Snelling. It's followed by three more series about the same people: Return to Red River, Daughters of Blessing, and Home to Blessing. These novels follow the lives of several families that immigrate to the states in the mid 1800s. If you enjoyed Little House on the Prairie when you were a girl, then you'd probably like these stories. I began reading these books when my grandma was still living. She had lost her ability to speak after a stroke. Her mobility continued to degenerate, so mostly she spent her days sitting. She lived several hours away from me, so I found that sending her books was a way I could show her I cared. I sent her each book in all three series and would check the same book out at the library. That way, we could read the books together and then have something to talk about in our letters. She passed away before the fourth series came out, but I'm still reading it as the books are published. It's a special way to remember my Gram and feel a bit connected to her. Here's the author's website if you'd like more details on the books: http://www.laurainesnelling.com/html/adultfiction.html
|Book 1 in the Red River of the North Series|