Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Sisters of Sea View - a review

The Sisters of Sea View

The Sisters of Sea View

The Sisters of Sea View is the latest work by Julie Klassen. The story of four sisters, trying to make a living after the death of their father, by opening their sea side home to paying guests. As the sisters begin this adventure, they expect elderly guests but find they are hosts to eligible gentlemen. 

The story is reminiscent of Jane Austin and Little Women. The story is slow moving, with the development of the four characters. It was interesting how Ms Klassen introduced a deformity on one of the sisters. Not a usual subject of novels. The second half was a little more interesting and engaging. 

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Monday, October 24, 2022

Pine trees

Pine trees soar towards the sky here in Florida.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Marshmallow clouds

 Driving west we encountered these big marshmallow clouds.

                                                          Skywatch Friday 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The Lost Melody


The Lost Melody by Joanna Davidson Politano is haunting story about the asylums of the 1800's. Beautifully written into deep places but offers a hopeful message.

Vivienne Mourdant seeks to find her father's elusive ward at Hurstwell Asylum. Unable to find her, she goes under cover by changing her name and getting a job at the asylum. That's when things go wrong and she is wrongfully confined. The romance is pretty amazing. Well crafted characters play out Vivienne and Dr. Mitchell Turner's forbidden relationship. 

This gripping plot is intertwined with Scripture to bring light into the darkness. Joanna Davidson Politano is a gifted writer. If you are a fan of Jane Eyre, you will enjoy this historical mystery.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Majestic homes

 We made a quick trip to Georgia and rambled through Madison. An old town for sure. Many antebellum homes.

                                            My Corner of the World

Wednesday, October 12, 2022


 I love how folks embrace fall even when living in hot Florida.

                                                   Saturday Sparks

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Let the sunshine in

Finally got internet back!  Hurricane Ian left his mark nearly everywhere in Florida. Total destruction on Sanibel Island and much of the coastal community. I've been told by someone who was there that it looks like a war zone. :-(

But today the sun is shining in our little world :-)