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Book I Read: Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers

  Description from Takealot Once, Leota’s garden was a place of beauty where flowers bloomed and hope thrived. It was her refuge from the deep wounds inflicted by a devastating war, her sanctuary where she knelt before a loving God and prayed for the children who couldn’t understand her silent sacrifices. At eighty-four, Leota is alone; her beloved garden in…

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Book I Read: Triffic a Rare Pig's Tale by Dick King-Smith

Description on Amazon When young Triffic is not content to stay in her sty, but slips out and befriends Octavius, an elderly mule, the other animals at the Rare Breeds Survival Centre voice their disapproval. But soon this comic pairing of pig and mule begin to pull in the crowds. What says I Triffic a Rare Pig’s Tale by Dick…

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Book I Read: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Description on Bookdepository Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a shy twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness when she meets Ernest Hemingway and is captivated by his energy, intensity and burning ambition to write. After a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for France. But glamorous Jazz Age Paris, full of artists and writers,…

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Book I Read: The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman

Description on Google Books The classic tale follows a boy who outwits the proud tigers in the jungle–a story of courage and pancakes. Brought brilliantly to life with Marcellino’s high-spirited illustrations, this deluxe paperback edition is every bit as charming as the original hardcover edition. What says I This is a classic children’s book by a woman that lived in…

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Book I Read: The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Description on LibriVox The Princess and the Goblin is an enthralling fantasy tale written by George MacDonald. Her nurse Lootie raises the princess Irene in a house on a mountain, it is here that she meets her mysterious great-great-grandmother, and her friend the minor boy Curdie. Things are peaceful for Irene until the hideous race of goblins that live beneath…

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Book I Read: The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard

Description on Amazon A South African pastor and a young teacher from Cape Town battle over the fate of an eccentric elderly widow. Short and sweet! Description on The Fugard Inspired by Helen Martins, who lived in Nieu-Bethesda and created the now-famous The Owl House – which is designated a provincial heritage site – The Road to Mecca is the…

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Book I read: Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Description on Goodreads For all of her nine years, fragile Elizabeth Ann has heard her Aunt Frances refer in whispers to her “horrid Putney cousins.” But when her aunt can no longer care for her, Elizabeth Ann must leave her sheltered life to live in the wilds of Vermont with those distant relatives. In the beginning, Elizabeth Ann is shocked…

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