Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, wherever you are!  I have so many things to be grateful for!  If I took the time to list them, this would be a really long post!  The top things that I am grateful for, are:  my Faith, my wonderful husband (that puts up with me), my 5 beautiful children, and good friends.  I am also grateful that, from a young age, I have loved books.  They truly are my friends!

My family has gone through some hard things the last few years, but things always seem to go better when I take the time to count my many blessings.  May we continue to do that all throughout the year!

I'm grateful to have you all as part of my life!  Have a wonderful Day!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Dark Sky At Dawn (Free Men and Dreamers - Volume One) By L.C. Lewis

Free Men and Dreamers, Dark Sky at Dawn, (Vol. 1)

Goodreads Description:  A historical fiction surrounding the years after the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812. Free people who dream and pursue what liberty and independence should be for their families lives.

My Thoughts:  The above description really does not do this book justice!  The book was just packed with information about the founding of our great country.  So much of it, I was not familiar with!  I love how it also highlighted the faith of early Americans.  This book really brought out a lot of emotions, especially when it came to the slave issue.  I wonder how it would have been to actually live in those times.  I really enjoy fiction books that have actual history in them.  It amazes me how authors can weave wonderful fictional characters into actual events!

Now I need to read more of the series.  I really want to see how this leads into the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

I won this book in a giveaway.  Thanks Laurie!!