Celebrate the joyful hope of the Christmas season as characters find healing in the midst of heartbreak. Christmas in Blue In the wake of a personal loss deeper than anyone realizes, Angela plans to bypass as much of the season as possible and get through her duties as the church […]
Category: Olivia Newport
Seriously. Is it Fall yet? I’m so over Summer and its humidity. But I digress. It’s Friday! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. The book I’m featuring today is Gladden the Heart by Olivia Newport And […]
“When you have experienced the Holy Ghost as I have, you would see that it is difficult to turn back.” When the lively fervor of nineteenth century revivalism endangers the staid customs of the Amish community in the lush but rugged Kishacoquillas Valley of central Pennsylvania in 1847, the Amish […]
Welcome to a Back to School freebie edition of Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly linkup hosted as always by the marvelous team at The Broke and the Bookish. Since we were given much freedom with our topics today, I opted to feature some of my favorite books with teachers as […]
As 2015 wound to a close this week, I have been talking about the books I’m most anticipating for the first half of 2016.
Today I’m going to talk about the Amish Fiction I’m most looking forward to from January-June 2016!
It’s that time of year when everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Some are finding out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Some are making sure those in their circles of gifting know what they want for Christmas.
Here at Reading Is My SuperPower, I’m making lists too! Every day this week will feature the best books I read in 2015 from different genres.
On this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by BrokeandBookish), we are talking about characters who share our love of books. Several popped immediately to mind; others took a little digging through the recesses of my Goodreads lists. Pushing my list over 10 (I’m such a rebel), I’ve also included some […]
The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their long-held educational values. Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children. In a whirling clash of values, Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away. Margaret Simpson, an English schoolteacher, […]
Over 20 years ago, the Old Order Amish in Clara’s Pennsylvania community voted unanimously (or so it was recorded) to shun those who had moved just across the border to embrace the Mennonite’s practice of Sunday School for the children. Shortly after that, Clara’s mother died giving birth to her stillborn […]