I am a writer, singer, wife and mother. I live in SW lower Michigan near the banks of brandywine creek.
I adore writing historical and contemporary stories, facing the challenges that life throws at you with characters that are relate-able.
I love finding humor in the ridiculous things that are in the everyday comings and goings of life.
For me a good book is when you get to step into the character's shoes and join them on their journey. So climb aboard, lets share the adventure!
on July 01, 2015 :
Finding her way by Leah Banicki is a rewrite of the book Seeing the elephant.
Apparently seeing the elephant was a term used by wagon trains reaching their destination. Much like the other tales of crossing but a great job on defining characters.
Readers see a young teenager agree to marry a man that she has only met once desperate to be on the train to her father that is already there. Andrew turns out to be very disliked by all but did a excellent job in preparing for the trip. They begin the day they are married with servants, cook and his set of expectations for their upper class.
Andrew had planned to a name in marriage only and shared his plan to seek a annulment with all. Verbally abusive to most including his wife Corrine. He dies leaving 4 months of the journey to go.
Corrine is a talented herbal healer and helps many of her new friends. She is also the only single woman with 30 bachelors.She does have her eye on one.
It's a tale about the severe cross country trip with the friendships that happens. Even the problems after arriving are included. Interesting novel.
(review of free book)