AUGUST IS READ A ROMANCE MONTH

AUGUST IS READ A ROMANCE MONTH

 

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There is not a better escape from reality than to read a good book with a good romantic thread running through it.  Books are an inexpensive way for us to take a vacation to far away places and live vicariously through the characters.

August is READ A ROMANCE MONTH!  I’m reading a good book right now called “Signs of Love” by Kimberly Rae Jordan.  It’s book two of the Christian romance series “Black Thorpe Security”, a spin-off from the Christian romance series, “The McKinley’s”.

If you have not read those yet, check out book one called “This Time with Love”.  Once you open these books, you will not want to put them down!

I haven’t enjoyed a story this much since I read the “Love Comes Softly” series written by Jannette Oke several years ago.  Of course, now those great books have been made into movies.

I enjoy romance novels, but when it’s a Christian romance, I am often reminded of God’s ability to make even the most unlikely of marriages into something beautiful.  In these books there are many moments when you just know the hand of God was in the midst of challenging situations.

According to Amazon, book three in the “Black Thorpe Security” series will come out in October of this year.  I can hardly wait!

I also enjoy the Amish romance novels that have hit the bookshelves in the past few years.  There are three very popular authors of Amish romance—Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter and Cindy Woodsmall.

Once in a while I like a good romance with some suspense mixed in, don’t you?  Check out some of these titles when you’re in the mood to mix it up:

No matter which series you choose, kick back and take a trip to another country or another time.  Maybe you can be a part of a totally different culture!

There have been many criticisms regarding Christian romance novels, but I believe they are so well written, and they emphasize the fact that God can make all things good.  I’m reminded of His goodness in our lives and our relationships.  🙂

 

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GREAT POETRY READING DAY

TL 4-28 POETRY READING DAY

A POEM FROM THE PRAIRIE LADY

WHAT IS POETRY?????

Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. – Edgar Allan Poe

I suppose that is why poetry and romance are often so closely linked. There is a rhythm to poetry as to love and life itself. We take the good with the bad – yin/yang – ebb and flow. Poetry has a way of touching us from deep inside as no other style of writing does. Great prose is worth its weight in gold. There is great value in poetry, just as there is immeasurable value in a well-crafted piece of sculpture.

My life has been the poem I would have writ / But I could not both live and utter it. – Henry David Thoreau

The best poetry has no hidden agenda, but takes on a life of its own. I enjoy poetry that makes me imagine something I had never thought of before, and gently persuades me to explore new possibilities. Poetry should not simply mimic the events of the day, but it should transform your mind into a new realm and make you feel like you have somehow escaped the harsh realities of your everyday life. Poetry should easily take me to my “happy place”.

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My favorite poet is Lucinda Berry Hill, author of “Coffee with Jesus”, a book of 52 poems designed to be used along with a daily devotional book. I’m a bit of a groupie, I suppose (shh… don’t tell her). I became friends with Lucinda on facebook. She’s such a lovely person and we have hit it off so well. We’ve become very good friends and do a lot of “iron sharpening” and “brain storming” now, which is so neat! It’s great how God can do His work through us! We have so much fun and some days I walk away with a big smile on my face and tears running down my face because I have laughed so hard! What a blessing she is in my life! God knows who to set in my path and He knows when I need them.

Today is GREAT POETRY READING DAY!!! Put the kettle on and enjoy some inspirational poetry! ❤