Friday, April 27, 2012

What am I reading?

A New Road Home--or Another Dead End? Within the course of a week, marriage expert Natalie is dumped by her husband, receives an urgent call home from her father, and discovers her estranged sister, Lindsay, is pregnant. A road trip on Route 66 may not help, but it sure couldn't hurt. Or so Natalie thinks, until Lindsay's boyfriend starts stalking them. Will their trip down the Mother Road bring the two sisters closer together, or turn out to be the biggest wrong turn of their lives?

I'm about halfway through the book and am enjoying it!

One woman, an impossible dream, and the faith it took to see it through. German immigrant and farm wife Hulda Klager possesses only an eighth-grade education—and a burning desire to create something beautiful. What begins as a hobby to create an easy-peeling apple for her pies becomes Hulda’s driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community, as she challenges the early twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife. Through the years, seasonal floods continually threaten to erase her Woodland, Washington garden and a series of family tragedies cause even Hulda to question her focus. In a time of practicality, can one person’s simple gifts of beauty make a difference? Based on the life of Hulda Klager, Where Lilacs Still Bloom is a story of triumph over an impossible dream and the power of a generous heart. “Beauty matters… it does. God gave us flowers for a reason. Flowers remind us to put away fear, to stop our rushing and running and worrying about this and that, and for a moment, have a piece of paradise right here on earth.

Will start this one today, I've not read any of Kirkpatrick's books before so I'm anxious to start.


Bluerose said...

I hadn't heard of the one by Alle yet. It looks really interesting!

Brenda said...

I am working my way thru Mother Road as well, really like it! Love the new look of your blog.

Leah C said...

I've read several by Jane Kirkpatrick. I like the wonderful historical views in her novels.

You were the only to comment on my As One Devil to Another. If you would like to send me an address, I'd be glad to send you the free book. :-) My email is

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I'm a big Jane Kirkpatrick fan. This one is going on my Wish List.

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I've become a Follower here. :)