Saturday Silly

More on children’s idea’s on marriage:

Concerning the Proper Age to Get Married

“Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife” -Bert, five years old

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Tuesday’s Tale

Love Without End (A King’s Meadow Romance Series Book 1) by Robin Lee Hatcher, picks up a few years after her book Promises Kept.  You can read Love Without End and enjoy it immensely, even without having read Promises Kept.

Chet Leonard is a rancher in Idaho, owner of Leonard Ranch Quarter Horses. While mourning the death of another son and the breakup of his marriage, he still has to care for his two other sons. As he tries to come to terms with his wife’s total abandonment, he learns his beloved “Nana Anna,” an adopted member of his family, is coming to stay at the ranch.

He barely has time to return from the airport with Nana Anna when Kimberly Welch, a single mother with a troubled teenager, shows up to ask his help with her daughter Tara’s horse.  Kimberly explains one of his friends, Janet Dunn, referred her to his ranch. Chet agrees out of respect for his friend, even though he really doesn’t have the time or inclination to help.

As Chet is settling into his new life without his son and wife, Kimberly is settling into her new life as a widowed mother with a teenager. Both Chet and Kimberly feel at their wit’s ends at times.  Were it not for Nana Anna being there for Chet, and Kimberly’s friend letting her live with her rent free, neither would weather this season of their lives well.

As Chet, Nana Anna, Kimberly and Tara become accustomed to their new lives, prayer and good friends help them through the rough times.

Love Without End is a wonderful book of life.  Frank and honest, it is a novel you do not want to miss.  It will be hard to put down!

I received this book from https://www.netgalley.com/ in exchange for an honest review.

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Saturday Silly

Continuing with marriage through children’s eyes and their answers.

How Does a Person Decide Whom to marry?

“You flip a nickel, and heads means you stay with him and tails means you try the next one.” -Kelly, nine years old

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“My mother says to look for a man who is kind….That’s what I’ll do….I’ll find somebody who’s kinda tall and handsome.” -Carolyn, eight years old

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Friday’s Fiction

A Light in the Wilderness: A Novel by Jane Kirkpatrick is a fictionalized account based on the true story of Letitia Carson, a freed slave who went west with wagons on the Oregon trail.

In 1842, Letitia leaves Kentucky for Missouri and the hopes of a better life as a freed slave.  A few years later, she marries a white man and realizes life was not as carefree as she hoped. She and her husband join a wagon train heading toward Oregon. Even though she was free, Letitia knew her freedom would always be suspect.  She knew she had to protect her papers showing her freedom at all costs, especially since she was unable to read.

A Light in the Wilderness spans several years and an arduous journey in a wagon train as it traces the life of Letitia Carson.

At times, the narrative seemed a little heavy handed, with more of a telling rather than showing the story.  At other times, the account appears disjointed, mentioning random characters early on, before introducing them much later in the book.

Overall, Jane Kirkpatrick does a fine job of mixing a well-researched history with a fictional basis to create an interesting story for a history buff.

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Saturday Silly

The Great Debate: Is It Better to Be Single or Married?

“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them” -Anita, nine years old.

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“It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m just a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble.” -Will, seven years old.