Saturday, 12 September 2015

All about Angels

6870698The Crowfield Curse, by Pat Walsh.  This started out a bit dark, and a little scary.  But then we get an angel or two and it really changes things.  I found this book really well researched, with well developed characters.  Love the little hob character, wish I had one of my own, a little pet that can talk.

21394797Pewter Angels, The Angelic Letter Series, by Henry K. Ripplinger.  I think I would have really enjoyed reading this as a teenager.  It gives insight into the mind of a teenager, and the problems they face.  Plus gives positive solutions.  The characters and story line are well thought out.  Maybe needed a bit tighter editing.  But still, I can't wait to read the next one in the series.  

I'm always looking for books about Angels, trying to learn more about mine.  I look for signs all the time that they are watching over us.  I love it when I'm listening to the traffic report on the radio in the morning, "no stalls or accidents to report."  That's when I thank our guardian Angels for getting us all to our destinations safely.  I know they are working extra hard taking care of us. 

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Not the usual review

690872The Illuminator, by Brenda Rickman Vantrease.  So well written.  Well researched.  Love this period.  There is so much going on with the Catholic Church.  Yet it seems an age of innocence as well.  People believed what the church told them, that they would die and spend an eternity in hell if you didn't follow their teachings.  You weren't allowed to think for yourself, or question anything.  It was the law.  Very scary times.  I'm glad we live where we do and can have our freedom of expression.

154651The Mercy Seller, by Brenda Rickman Vantrease.  I loved this story.  It is the sequel to the Illuminator, but I happened to read this one first.  It is a stand alone book.  Such in depth characters, and so well researched.  What a scary age, being tortured and killed for being different.  We have come a long way.  I wish there was a sequel to this book.  Fell in love with the characters and Brenda's writing.  You can happily lose all track of time in this book.

I too was brought up a good little Catholic girl.  Attending Immaculate Conception School and their church.  Taught by nuns.  My mom was actually going to be a nun, like her sister and her Aunt.  But I think my mom liked to laugh and talk and socialize too much.  It must have been hard living in the convent with all there rules and restrictions, after living in a noisy busy home.  With her 9 sisters and 5 brothers, I imagine it was quite chaotic.  But there was always someone to talk to and help you with your chores.  Lots of love in that house.  That seems to be a very important thing in families.  Having a mother and father that love you.  Encourage you.  That's what I try my hardest to be.  Loving, caring and supportive.  So my kids and grandkids, can be the best they possible can.  Then I know I have succeeded.