Note: I received a free copy of The Bridesmaid from Bethany House Publisher.
Bridesmaid is the second book in the Home to Hickory Hollow series. It
is based on Joanna Kurtz, a young Amish woman that is single and
beginning to push the courting age limit. She meets a young Amish man,
Eben Troyer, while both of their families are visiting Virginia Beach.
The couple is attracted to one another and begin to correspond via
letters once they return to their homes in different states.
book follows their story together from each of their individual points
of view. It gives a great glimpse into day to day Amish life, familial
and community relationships as well as romantic relationships in the
I really enjoyed this book. It is one of many
books by Beverly Lewis that I've read and she never dissapoints. She
always seems to paint a beautiful picture of daily Amish life, including
the joys and the struggles. I'm looking forward to the next book in
this series, The Guardian.
(What can I say? I'm a sucker for Amish fiction :)
I came across this article today and man, it's awesome. I just started looking around on the website and it looks pretty amazing! It speaks directly to 20-somethings that are in that phase of "not in college but also trying to find a grown up job" which is ahem, my life. So yeah, pretty applicable so far. I encourage you to poke around on the site too. Enjoy!
Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and
some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is
about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the
best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious
I finished this book the other night and I loved it! What a great book. It's a sweet story set in the Lowcountry about family, grieving the loss of loved ones and how to live through it all together. Loved it, highly recommend it!
We had this for dinner tonight and it was:
1. Super easy
So you should pretty much make it ASAP. It's a great weeknight meal, seeing as it takes a total of 30 minutes (at the most) to make. Yay!
I read a review for this book in People magazine today and REALLY want to read it:
As soon as I started reading the review it reminded me of A Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs (which I read a couple of years ago and loved!) and it turns out the author was inspired by Jacobs' book and began her own journey which led to this book. I'm very interested to read all about her journey. I rarely buy books (full price at that) but this may have to be an exception.
So it looks like all I do is read and cook and well...that is pretty much my life.
I have a computer!! Yippee!! I feel so connected now, phew! I've already trolled facebook, various blogs I follow, Dog-shaming and I've updated my status on Goodreads. There's a lot of stuff to take care of on the internet, people. With that said, it was refreshing to not be connected to anything (while I was at home I was not connected, I used an iPad at work for emails and occasional facebook checking) for a couple of weeks. But now I'm back. And here's what I have to say:
This show is amazing! Country music, drama, Nashville, enough said. I am hooked.
We watched this last night and it was great! Acting was great and it was super dramatic. I highly recommend it.