Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Banner!

By Elegance of Fashion! Thanks for letting me use it, Elegance. :)

There, don't you love it?

Book Giveaway!

Yes, that's right! :) But not here. This one is on Reviews by Jane.

Jane is giving away multiple books, including Secrets of the Heart by Jillian Kent, Bathsheba by Jill Eileen Smith,

The Fire in Ember OR Under a Dessert Sky by DiAnn Mills.

You choose which giveaway to enter! So click here by May 13 to enter! :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Lost Stories of Louisa May Alcott

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Short stories, romance

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 162
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Depends on the story
Exciting events: Also depends on the story
My overall opinion: I read somewhere on the book that these are the type of stories that "Jo March is described as writing." It's quite true. Some are tragedies, usual tragic love stories. You get the idea. They were... weird. But good. Some I enjoyed, some not. Overall, recommended, but not a must-read.

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Life
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 380
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Pip, Estella, Miss Havisham
Exciting events: Multiple ones!
My overall opinion: My favorite ever Dickens. :) It's got multiple surprises in it, a nice ending, and is interesting throughout.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Blue Sword

Author: Robin McKinley
Genre: Adventure, fantasy
Series: Damar series
Number in series: 1st
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 241
Time period: Fantasy
Main characters: Harry, Corlath, others
Exciting events: Kidnapping, life in general! It's very exciting in Damar.
My overall opinion: It was very exciting and good! Highly recommended. :) I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to obtaining and reading the next ones!

Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life...

Author: Michael D'Antonio
Genre: Biography
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 7.5
Type: Non-fiction
Number of pages: 305 (including index)
Time period: Early 1900's
Main characters: Hershey himself
Exciting events: The beginnings of chocolate as we know it!
My overall opinion: It was good! Some of it was more interesting than other parts, but overall I learned about Milton Hershey and how the brand-name Hershey was begun. It was very informative. :)


Some of you may be familiar with an online friend of mine, Bria Crawford. Probably most of you have also heard about the tornadoes currently happening in the south-east. Well, Bria lives down there and her and her family's home was destructed by the tornado. Several other families were also impacted, losing homes. One family lost their dad. So please pray. Pray hard. They need it now. Also, for more details, you can go here. Thank you for praying!!

Song: The Opening Titles

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9.5
Type of music: Soundtrack
Composer: David Arnold
From the movie: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (my review)
Length: 1:07
My overall opinion: <3. I love this music, it's really really pretty.
Click here to see it on youtube. :)

Titanic Survivor

Author: Violet Jessop
Genre: Auto-biography
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Biography
Number of pages: 225
Time period: 1912
Main characters: Violet
Exciting events: The sinking of the Titanic AND the Britannic
Passage from book: What to do next? Absently, I began tidying up, folding my nightgown, putting things in their place, when I saw Stanley at the door again, watching me. Then he almost shouted as he seized my arm, "My goodness, don't you realize that this ship will sink, that she has struck an iceberg, that you have to follow the rest upstairs as quickly as possible?"
My overall opinion: It was very exciting and interesting!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sonnet to a Dead Contessa

Author: Gilbert Morris
Genre: Romance, mystery
Series: Lady Trent series
Number in series: 3rd (unfortunately, I didn't read the first two!)
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 305
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Serafina, Dylan
Exciting events: Murders!
My overall opinion: It was good! I really enjoyed it. There were a few inappropriate things, where a woman made it look like a man had slept with her while he was drugged when he hadn't, but otherwise it was quite clean.

Song: Send Me a Song

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
Singer: Celtic Woman, Lisa Kelly
Type of music: Celtic
Length: 4:23
Lyrics: Take the wave now and know that you're free // Turn your back on the land, face the sea // Face the wind now, so wild and so strong // When you think of me, wave to me and send me a song. (find the rest here)
My overall opinion: I love this song. It's peaceful and catchy at the same time. It'll run through your mind all day, but I think you'll enjoy it. :)

Click here to go to youtube and see the song sung. :)

The Nazi Officer's Wife

Author: Edith Beer
Genre: Auto-biography, life
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Biography
Number of pages: 305
Time period: Holocaust, WWII
Main characters: Edith
Exciting events: Many!!!!
My overall opinion: It was interesting and good! There are a few scenes that aren't really wholesome, but on the whole it was good.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Official Movie Guide for Lord of the Rings

Author: Brian Sibley
Genre: movie companion
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Guide to movie

Movie: The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Movie based on: The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
Number of pages: 118
My overall opinion: I was disappointed, I admit. I had been hoping for a book similar to my Narnia guides (which I LOVE), but it wasn't. There were some really nice pictures, and I recommend that die-hard LotR fans read it, but it wasn't what I had hoped for. Oh well. I would still like to read other guides for LotR.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Edge of the Wilderness

Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson
Genre: Life
Series: Dakota Moons
Number in series: 2nd
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 429, but mine was large print
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Gen, Simon, Daniel
Exciting events: Death, Indian ministry, more!
My overall opinion: Good read! Recommended series. :)

Informative Post

This post has nothing to do with anything in particular. It's just a few things I wanted to say and had no better place to. :)

1. If you are a follower of Photographer at Heart, my blog for blogging about me, what I'm doing, and my photography in particular, I apologize for all the problems lately. I sent an email out to y'all asking you to re-follow, but the people who have done it (including myself) have not found that it has helped. My posts are still not showing up on the dashboard. This is most annoying. :P So I suggest that you just check it once a week. Monday might be best, I usually have my post published by then. I still usually do one weekly post. However, always check the archives in case I am allowed to do differently!

2. What to call me. I've noticed that many of you reply to me in comments or whatever as "Charity U." I don't mind that. But U is just the first inital of my last name, so if you just call me Charity, I'll know you're talking to me. Now if you have several Charity's commenting on your blog and want to make sure I understand it's me you're replying to, I understand. But if not, feel free to just address me as Charity.

3. I am coming up to 300 posts! I think this is my 230th and you know how avidly I post on here. :) What can I say, I read a lot. :) My question. If I have a giveaway that is technically celebrating 300th post, but is almost a giveaway for May, would you enter? I'll tell you what it's for. Red Ink by Kathi Macias. I reviewed it, look up Kathi Macias in the tags to your left. So would you enter to win that? Because I would prefer to have more than nine entries this time. :)

4. Comment. I love faithful commenters. And I do my best on your blogs. :)

5. That's all. My next book review should be published in just a few moments!

PS: Want to read Photographer at Heart but you aren't yet permitted? Leave a comment with your email and I'll let you in. :) I'll warn's fun!

PSS: Would you like my posts on Photographer at Heart to be emailed straight to you? I have room for 5 more people to sign up to have them emailed! If you want that, leave a comment saying so. If there's a lot, first come first serve. :) Or if you want Austenitis posts emailed to you, I have 10 spots left there, so let me know! Though I think there's also a thing on my sidebar now, where you can enter your email address to have them sent. Whatever works for you. :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sean Donovan

(mine has a different cover, but this cover is okay)

Author: Lori Wick
Genre: Romance
Series: The Californians
Number in series: 3rd
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages:  269
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Sean, Charlie
Exciting events: A hanging...almost
Passage from book: The walk up the steps of the scaffold was the longest of Sean's life. He was momentarily surprised to see the judge waiting for him on the platform, but a second later he stepped onto the trapdoor and felt the rope tighten around his neck and all other thoughts vanished. The sun was in Sean's face, and not wishing to see the faces in the crowd, he welcomed the excuse to close his eyes. The noises around him and the feel of the rope as it scraped the tender skin of his neck were all he could take.
My overall opinion: Very exciting and very very good! I really enjoyed this book. I agree with you, Miss Laurie, that this one is one of the best! The story had several extremely exciting and interesting twists and I highly recommend it.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Nope, this isn't another giveaway here. :)

This first one is at another of my favorite blogs, Legacy of a Writer. It's for the book Bound by Guilt by CJ Darlington. I read the first book (Thicker Than Blood) and it was very good. So I recommend this one even without reading it! :)

Yes, that's the cover! Isn't it delightful? <3 I love it.

So, want to win? Click here by April 29 to enter!

Oh, while you're over there? Note my blog button on her sidebar. :) I love finding my blog button on other blogs. Thanks, Katy! You made my day.

And another good book giveaway! This one is for The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello. I have not read any book by her, but have seen this one reviewed several times positively! This giveaway is on another favorite blog, Reviews by Jane. :)

It's definitely on my to-read list. :) Click here by April 29 to enter!

Schoolhouse Brides

Authors: Wanda E. Brunstetter, JoAnn A. Grote, Yvonne Lehman, Colleen L. Reece
Genre: Romance
Series: Not really a series, but a 4-in-1 book.
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 349
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Some for each of the four books.
Exciting events: Same as above. :)
My overall opinion: A good book with some very fun stories!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Given Up For Dead

Author: Flint Whitlock
Genre: Holocaust, World War II
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Non-fiction
Number of pages: 243
Time period: World War II, 1940's
Main characters: Several
Exciting events: Being a POW in Germany during WWII!
My overall opinion: Yet another aspect of World War II that I know (make that "knew") nothing about. It had never entered my mind that there were Prisoners Of War (POW). But when the Germans captured Americans...of course there were! This was an eye-opening book. It includes many pictures on the pages. These prisoners lived in concentration camps. Some of the conditions were good: as in, they played sports. Almost all the sports. There was a list of probably 12! Some of the conditions were terrrible. Not as bad as what the Germans gave the Jews, but coming close to that. All in all, this was a very interesting book (though the print was a bit small) and I recommend it!
Oh, I should mention that there was some swearing. This included God's name and a few other words. A word to the wise. :P

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Valley of the Shadow

Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson
Genre: Romance, life
Series: Dakota Moons series
Number in series: 1st
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 291
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Genevieve, Daniel, Simon
Exciting events: Wow, yes, this definitely has exciting events. Read the book. :)
Passage from book: He needed a horse. His two friends needed horses. And they would have them before the sun rose. Crouching behind a patch of tall grass, Red Thunder peered through the darkness at the homesteader's cabin. The trader's whiskey he had drunk last night was bad, and things were not quite in focus, but even with the firewater eating at his belly, Red Thunder knew he was worth ten settlers. He scurried across the open ground towards the barn. Once there, he raised his hand to his mouth and hooted towards where his friends Two Stars and Otter waited a few rods away behind a massive tree.
My overall opinion: See, I told you it was exciting! And what's more, it ends exciting too. Leaves you hanging. :P Definitely totally recommended.

I Am Awarded!

I received this award a while ago but forgot to post about it. It is the Stylish Blogger Award! Thanks, Kait and Katy. :) Since I have received this award before, I have already posted about it. So click here to see my old post about it. :) And while you're clicking, go here to see where I was awarded. Book Ponderings is one of my favorite blogs. They have great book reviews, and monthly book giveaways! I love giveaways. :) So again, thanks girls!

I'm sorry I'm late posting about it. :P And the picture won't come computer has problems. Okay, I have an idea. First of all, all the blogs I awarded before are awarded again. I still love reading all of you! But I think that I will try to come up with seven new things about me. Here goes!

  1. I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate. 70% is my favorite. :) Though I do like just plain chocolate chips too. ;)
  2. My favorite colors are patriotic. Anything red-white-and-blue is sure to be something I like. In fact, my room (and my photography blog) is decorated in those very colors. Now I'm curious...what are your favorite colors?
  3. I have recently re-discovered the author, Stephanie Grace Whitson. She's absolutely great! Make sure you check out my reviews of her books by clicking her name on the left. :)
  4. I also am really loving  books by Lori Wick.
  5. I am fascinated by the Holocaust, especially the concentration and death camps. It's very sad. VERY. But also interesting. The Triangle Fire is also something the I find riveting and sad.
  6. Facts. I'm fond of facts. Especially ones about weird things. Like that lemons have more sugar in them than strawberries. I love food facts and world records. :)
  7. And finally...hmmmm. Let's do something food related. I love meat. :) Especially Italian sausage on pizza, little smokies and bacon for breakfast, and chicken in macaroni and cheese. And just about all other meats...but not seafood. I abhor seafood.
There! Did you learn some things? Now by all means, comment and give me some feedback about what you though as you read. :) I'm curious. Naturally.

All you bloggers I re-awarded, feel free to take it again! I whole-heartedly give it to you. :) You definitely all deserve it. And look on the old post for a picture of the award, and what you need to do to take it.

Giveaway Winner!

I neglected, yesterday, to announce the winner of the book, Blood Covenant, by Lisa Harris! It was (drum roll, please) Elizabeth Charles! Congratulations, Elizabeth! I have already contacted you.

Others who entered: don't lose heart! I have more books and giveaways in store. Maybe I'll do one per month for a while...what do you think?

The Journey

Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Genre: Romance, life, Amish
Series: Kentucky Brothers
Number in series: 1st
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 381
Time period: Present
Main characters: Titus, Suzanne, Phoebe
Passage from book: Titus Fisher liked horses, dogs, and shoofly pie. What he didn't like was a cat that scratched, and a woman he couldn't trust. Today he'd dealt with both.
My overall opinion: Great book! I absolutely loved it! And now I have to wait until fall for the sequel to come out...recommended. :) Oh, and it uses the same characters from the Daughters of Lancaster County series. That's fun. :) Well, not the same characters, but siblings of characters.

Unbridled Dreams

Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson
Genre: Romance, life
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 347
Time period: Early 1900's
Main characters: Irma, Shep
Exciting events: Several. It was an exciting book.
Passage from book: YOU are in SO MUCH TROUBLE. Seventeen-year-old Irma Friedrich sighed. If only Momma hadn't shrieked a moment ago, Diamond wouldn't have startled. And if Diamond hadn't startled, Irma would have landed the dismount that involved a handspring off the dapple-gray gelding's withers and a high arc through the air...
My overall opinion: So beings "Unbridled Dreams." It was a great book! I was riveted through the whole thing. :) Definitely recommended.

Movie: Eloise at the Plasa

My rating on a 1-10 scale:  8
Main characters: Eloise, Nanny, varioius others
Genre: Children's :)
Primary actors: Julie Andrews
Length: One and 1/2 hours
Based on: The Eloise books by Kay Thompson
Time period: Present
Exciting events: Many adventures. :)
Quote(s): "Think pink. A better way of life." "Eloise...being bored is not allowed." "I always say what's in my head. It makes everything so much easier."
Year it came out: 2003
My overall opinion: A fun kid's movie! It was quite hilarious in parts.

The Hiding Place

Author: Corrie ten Boom
Genre: Holocaust
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9.5
Type: Non-fiction
Number of pages: 241
Time period: Holocaust, 1940's, World War II
Main characters: Corrie, Betsy
Exciting events: Oh my. Yes.
My overall opinion: What a book. Everyone needs to read it. Corrie ten Boom was placed in a prison camp, and went through many horrific experiences. This book is an eye-witness account of the Holocaust and what happened in it.
To those of you have no interest in this time-period, I'm sorry. Do read this book. But what I'm sorry about is that I'm reading so many books about it. I find it riveting and very sad.


Author: Gail Carson Levine
Genre: Fantasy, romance
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 4
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 244
Time period: Fantasy
Main characters: Olus, Kezi
Exciting events: Hmmm...
My overall opinion: Well, I came to this book fully expecting to love it. I have loved other books by Levine, so. However, I had multiple problems.
1. Gods. One of the main characters was immortal and a god. As a Christian, I can't accept this.
2. The romance. The characters were about 17 and 14. There was a lot of kissing, and at one point it sorta sounded like they were sleeping together. Obviously wrong.
3. This wasn't so much a problem as something interesting. It was written from both points of view. The chapters went back and forth, first from Olus's view, then from Kezi's. It was interesting for reading. Also they were in present tense.
So all in all, I can't recommend it. Don't read it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Escape from the Auto De Fe

Author: Don Fernando de la Mina, Wm. Timms
Genre: Adventure
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 7
Type: Historical fiction
Number of pages: 160
Time period: 1500's
Main characters: Don, Father Lorenzo, "my intended"
Exciting events: Escape!
My overall opinion: An interesting little book. :)

Children in the Holocaust and World War II

Author: Laurel Holliday (well, she put the diaries into this book and wrote prologues for each. But the diaries are written by different kids)
Genre: Journal, Holocaust
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 7.5
Type: Non-fiction
Number of pages: 401
Time period: Holocaust, World War II
Main characters: Multiple
Exciting events: Well, some of these children witnessed horrible things. I suppose it could be called exciting.
Passage from book: (from the journal of 10 year old Janine Phillips) ...So I went to a nearby field to see if I could spot any German soldiers. I saw nothing but heard enough to last me for a long time. When I got about three hundred metres from the house, I heard bullets whistling around me. At first I didn't realise what was happening, until I saw puffs of dirt in the road. Someone was shooting at me. Immediately I lay down on the ground, too petrified to move. My heart was thumping like mad. After a while the shooting stopped. I didn't know what to do. The Germans must be quite near, I reckoned. I started to crawl, almost slithering like a grass snake. My dress, my knees and my  hands were covered in dust. After several minutes, I heard a cow mooing. A bullet had gone through her hind leg...
My overall opinion: First. This is not a book for young readers. Though these are young people's journals. The book describes things the way that they were happening, and it can be a little scary for young kids, I should think. Secondly, there is one journal by an 18-year old that has some descriptions of inappropriate stuff. However, this can be avoided by reading the journal prologues. All in all, I'd say this is a good book. It makes you think. These kids are my age. Some are younger, a few are older. "Would I be as brave in their place? Were something as terrible to happen here?" Something to ponder. These journals tell of everyday life during the Holocaust. They describe the terrible things that started happening. The ghettos, there's even one journal from a concentration camp. Some of the kids survived...some didn't. :( Almost all (or maybe all, I can't remember) were Jews. Amazing book.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

LAST CHANCE!!! enter the giveaway for Lisa Harris's Blood Covenant! The deadline for entering has been extended by one day, because I'm having computer problems, so click HERE to enter if you haven't yet!!!! Hurry, it ends on Sunday!

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens
Genre: Adventure
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 7
Type: Historical fiction
Number of pages: 293
Time period: 1700's, French Revolution
Main characters: Lucie, Dr. Manette, Charles, Sydney
Exciting events: A great many.
Passage from book: It has a most epic beginning. :) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way -- in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
My overall opinion: Unfortunately, despite the beginning, I didn't really enjoy it. :( It is possible that I was reading too fast. I do that sometimes. But the story didn't really grab me. I will apologize for not liking it to all you people who are devoted to it. Each to their own. :P Take hope, though, I will probably read it again someday.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow

Author: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Genre: World War II, Nazis, documentary type
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Non-fiction
Number of pages: 158
Time period: 1940's, World War II
Main characters: Several, actually.
My overall opinion: Hitler've probably heard of them, but how much do you know? This book will probably enlighten you, as I know it did me. It's a book full of pictures and stories, and very sad. You hear about kids sneaking out at night so that they could be part of the Hitler Youth, though their parents don't want them to. I find it amazing that these kids, my age, and even younger could be so blind to what Hitler was doing. They didn't know the full extent of the concentration camps, but they knew enough to know  better, in my opinion. A good book.

The Journal of Helene Berr

Author: Helene Berr
Genre: Journal, adventure?, life
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Non-fiction
Number of pages: 291
Time period: 1940's, World War II, Holocaust
Main characters: Helene
My overall opinion: It seemed to me that this journal was a little slow reading at first. But it was never meant to be public anyway, so. This is the story of Helene who is a French Jew. I'll tell you that in the end, she is captured and executed in Bergen-Belsen, I believe, a few days before liberation. However, to see France at that time from the eyes of a Jew is definitely a new experience for me!

Sixteen Brides

Author: Stephanie Grace Whitson
Genre: Romance
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Type: Historical fiction
Number of pages: 348
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Quite a few, actually.
Exciting events: Several!
My overall opinion: Women are taken out west, being told by a deceptive man that they can get their own land and homestead. Most of them are widows. However, it is discovered once they get there that the scheming man has "sold" them to men as brides! A very exciting story. :) It's based on actual happenings, though the characters are fictional.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chariots in the Smoke

Author: Gilbert Morris
Genre: Romance, life
Series: The Appomattox Saga
Number in series: 9th
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 7.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 291
Time period: Civil War, 1800's
Main characters: Leah, David
Exciting events: Definitely. :)
Passage from book: "Load! Load!" Ballard cried, but it was too late. All along the line, the Confederates who had fired the only shot they would get off were facing the steel. Suddenly one man threw his gun down and turned, running as fast as he could. It was a signal for the others, and David, without thought, whirled and ran blindly. He didn't do so conciously, nor perhaps did the others, but they ran. They left the field to the Yankees. It was a blind insanity, and David never remembered running. He heard the screams behind him, and as he fell and scrambled along with the others, he felt no shame, only a determination to get away from what was happening...
My overall opinion: A good one. :)

Song: Down to the River

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5
Singer: Katherine Jenkins
Type of music: Sleepy, sort-of. Calming.
Length: 2:59
Lyrics: As I went down to the river to pray // Study about that good old way, // and who shall wear the golden crown, // Good Lord, carry me through. Oh sisters, let's go down // let's go down, come on down, // oh sisters, let's go down, // down in the river to pray.
My overall opinion: It's a song that'll put you to sleep at night, being both repetitive and rather quiet. I like it. :) Check for it on youtube.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

As Time Goes By

Author: Lori Wick
Genre: Romance
Series: The Californians
Number in series: 2nd
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 279
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: Jeff, Bobbie, Cleve, Sylvia
Exciting events: There are some. :)
Passage from book: Seventeen-year-old Jeff Taylor was not hearing one word of Pastor Keller's sermon. While keeping his head totally still, he could shift his eyes until he had a perfect view of Sylvia Weber's profile. Unfortunately he could also see Richard Black.
My overall opinion: I enjoyed it. :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Beneath the Mockingbird's Wings

Author: Gilbert Morris, Aaron McCarver
Genre: Romance, life
Series: The Spirit of Appalachia
Number in series: 4th
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 7.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 270
Time period: 1700's
Main characters: Hannah, Fox
Exciting events: Indian battles, jealous uncle, much more!
Passage from book: A light snow crusted the frozen earth, and the acrid smell of woodsmoke hung in the air as Fox stood stone-still behind a clump of elderberry bushes. He had remained in this position for half an hour, the only motion the involuntary blinking of his eyes and the slow, methodical rise and fall of his chest. He had grown taller and more sinewy than most boys of fourteen. In fact, he looked several years older than his actual age.
My overall opinion: I enjoyed it!