New Book On My Bookshelf

It took me 9 months to read Jane Eyre. During that time, I took breaks to read something lighter. Today I went to the local bookstore to find another diversion from Walden and picked up The Summer Before The War by Helen Simonson. This is her second novel; she wrote Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, which I might read later.

When I pick a book, I flip though the pages to see if there is a lot of profanity. I have tossed books that did. To me, it is distracting, and shows the lack of creativity in addressing issues. After I pick one, I read the endorsements to give me a feel for what I am about to read.

This book has themes that interest me: small town life, war romance, and independent women. I have read the first few pages and her writing style is very poetic. I can tell I am going to enjoy this immensely.


Wait on the LORD: Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalms 27:14 NKJV