GIVEAWAY WINNER: Edwina Cowgill!!!
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Long ago and far away in a little country town, there lived a young girl, one of nine children, the geek of the family. I know, I know…most stories start out “Once upon a time…” and the princess is typically gorgeous from birth. Nope, this kid had long stringy hair and glasses. For a few years, between orthodontics and glasses, the metal on her face outshone any chance for a look into those eyes, but it didn’t matter because her head was usually down, buried in a book. Reading was her favorite pastime. As a teen, she gobbled up novels like an impoverished orphan. Among her most-read authors were Janette Oke, Grace Livingston Hill, George MacDonald, and Lori Wick. Once a week, her dear mother took her to the library and she would check out 10-12 books, in hopes to have all of them read by the next visit.
To her, books were not just words…they were worlds. Worlds of which she would never know unless she devoured their stories and soaked up their descriptions. Worlds that held poetry and rhythm, song and dance. Worlds that introduced new thoughts and ideas and prompted the firing of imaginative creativity.
Then life happened. The skinny little girl became a woman with more responsibilities and less time. Her priorities left no room for novel reading and as her family grew, her free time became virtually non-existent. While she continued to feed her reading appetite, novels were considered taboo. A luxury in which she just couldn’t give herself the freedom to indulge.
Until last month.
If you haven’t figured it out, the little girl is none other than: ME.
Enter Mary DeMuth‘s “The Muir House”:
Rather than dictate a summary of the book as part of this blog tour, I just decided to tell you that this story-starved woman could hardly put the book down. Beautiful descriptions gift every page and the plot keeps your mind twisting and turning in various directions throughout the chapters. So if you want a summary, you can go here and here.
But the little country girl hasn’t changed too much over the years and I’m 100% sure that she tells the truth.
A great read. Two thumbs up. Five stars. Go buy one here:
PS: My awesome friend, Heather Conrad, wrote a book review for this book today too. She’s a great giver and offered to give hers away. Of course, that inspired me so I’m giving one away now too! Leave a comment and random generator (otherwise known as a toddler who pulls your name from a hat) will choose tonight and let ya’ll know who won at 9 pm EST. Have a great day!