Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!
MAY’S THEME: CONSCIENCE
Special Guest: Allison Gingras of Reconciled to You
Allison Gingras is a Catholic blogger, author, social media evangelist, retreat leader, inspirational speaker and podcaster with a unique, practical, and humorous way of sharing a life with Christ!
Join us this month as we discuss:
A Subtle Grace by Ellen Gable
FINALIST: 2015 IAN Book of the Year, Historical and Romance 1896, Philadelphia. In this stand alone sequel to “In Name Only” (2009, FQP), “A Subtle Grace” continues the story of the wealthy and unconventional O’Donovan Family as they approach the dawn of a new century. At 19, Kathleen (oldest daughter) is unmarried with no prospects. Fearing the lonely fate of an old maid, her impatience leads to an infatuation with the first man who shows interest. The suave, handsome son of the local police chief seems a perfect match. But will her impulsive manner prevent her from recognizing her true love? A disturbing turn of events brings a dark shadow that threatens the life-long happiness she desires.
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
This coming-of-age story captures a vanished world of outdoor action and introduces Mark Twain’s two most enduring literary characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. In a novel that Twain termed a “hymn to boyhood,” Tom and Huck fish and swim in the Mississippi River, search for buried treasure, and hide in a haunted house. Tom Sawyer falls for pretty Becky Thatcher, tricks his pals into painting a fence for him, and stages an elaborate prank on the schoolmaster. Around the edges of this idyllic boy-life, however, loom dangerous events in the fictional village of St. Petersburg: Tom and Huck witness a midnight murder in a graveyard, the killer escapes from the courtroom while Tom is testifying, Tom and Becky become lost in a labyrinthine cave, and two sinister villains plot robbery and revenge against a wealthy widow.
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
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