Saturday, January 29, 2011

Currently Reading

So I thought this new book I was reading was gonna be like on the prairie life or whatnot. I was surprise when it turned out to be a city book back in the late 1800s. The first one is about Irish immigrations and the theator. I must admit reading about the Irish immigrates tickled my heritage. Yes, my family originally descended from we are part Irish. I know most people say the Irish are known for drinking a lot, but we do not allow alcohol. Anyways, this book is really good so far, I recommend to anyone who loves a good Christian Fiction.

Windy City Brides by Frances Levine

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Blank Notebook

I found a blank notebook on sale at Wal-mart today. It's white with pink flowers on it. It's just waiting on me to fill the pages with writing. I cannot wait until I can take a pen to those pages!

A blank notebook
pages crisp and new.
Waiting on the writer
to open with a pen.
To write a poem
or a redemption story.
Whether it be truth
or fiction.
Be it all for the glory
of the almighty God above.

~written by Natalie White~

I know poems are supposed to rhyme, but some do not! Another attempt at a poem that I think it's good, pretty good anyways.
By the way, thank you to the almost 50 followers! I thank God for y'all reading and supporting my blog! Much love to you all!

~the Pioneer Writer~

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mini Review of Prairie Courtship by Dorothy Clark

A wonderfully written book! I really enjoyed reading about Dr. Emma and her journal from Missouri to Oregon country. How the people on the Oregon Train accepted her as a Doctor and she healed many people. It was great how the author managed to weave Dr. Emma and Mr. Thatcher together throughout the story, you just knew they would agree someday! And a great ending for a great book! Thumbs up Dorothy Clark!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Christmas Mail Order Brides Review

I adored the first 3 books in Christmas Mail Order Brides! I wasn't very interested in the last one, it was about an older couple and I just wasn't interested in reading it.

A Trusting Heart by Carrie Turansky - My favorite one! It was set in October 1880 where Annika travels to meet this man who turns out to not want to re-marry. Annika falls in love with the man's daughter who grows to love her as well. Chase's brother becomes fond of Annika and the feeling is secretly mutual.

The Prodigal Groom by Vickie McDonough- This one is the most adventurous one! Jolie Addams' stagecoach is robbed and she is left alone overnight with Clay Jackson who is injured. Jolie and Clay are rescued the next morning and brought to the town where her soon to be groom is waiting. The townspeople all accuse them two of infidelity and they have to be married before Clay can even see his father.

Hidden Hearts by Therese Stenzel- Elizabeth Lariby runs to a new life in Nebraska and is shocked that her groom is a father of two. She falls in love with his girls and they marry. Elizabeth's aunt has secretly wrote her letters to Zane Michaels, telling him she was a great homemaker when Elizabeth was incapable of doing any domestic work. Little does she know that Zane has secrets of his own!

Great book, I highly recommend!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Never Go Back

Taking a short break from my historical novel, Deer Valley right now. I wanted to write some of this down while it's fresh in my mind.

I have been working on a new novel. This will be my first contemporary novel to actually keep on writing. I'm starting on Chapter Two later. Would you believe me if I told you that I wrote Chapter One on Wednesday night? I didn't even read over it, I just saved it. I had thought of the idea a year ago and wrote it down. Recently I made some collages for it & just now am working on it. I even made up the names last night!!!

Anyways, I thought I'd share the other collages I made for this novel. The title "Never Go Back" is the final title.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reading Now

Currently I am trying to finish reading Christmas Mail Order Brides. I had forgotten about it during Christmas, so I am reading it now. I am almost at the 6th chapter in the first story. About the novel:

Ride the transcontinental railroad as marriage arrives by mail-order—and just in time for Christmas. Annika arrives in Wyoming to discover her intended is missing. Jolie’s journey to Nevada is derailed by disaster. Elizabeth carries a load of secrets to Nebraska. And Amelia travels to California to wrap up her final attempts at matchmaking. Will the holiday season be the ticket to spark love in unexpected ways?

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Fave Books of 2010

I stole this from another blogger.

1. Best book of 2010?
"A Promise to Believe In" by Tracie Peterson

2. Worst book of 2010?
"Oregon" by Birdie Etchison

3. Most Disappointing Book of 2010?
"Cindy Ella" by Robyn Palmer

4. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010?
"Waiting for Morning" by Karen Kingsbury

5. Book you recommended to people most in 2010?
"Heartland Wedding" by Renee Ryan

6. Best series you discovered in 2010?
"Lassoed in Texas" saga by Mary Connealy

7. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2010?
Mary Connealy, Kelly Eileen Hake, Karen Kingsbury & Lynn Austin.

8. Most hilarious read of 2010?
"Petticoat Ranch" by Mary Connealy

9. Most thrilling, irrestable book in 2010?
"When the Heart Cries" by Cindy Woodsmall

10. Book you most anticipated in 2010?
"Cowboy Christmas" by Mary Connealy

11. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010?
"Petticoat Ranch"

12. Most memorable character in 2010?
Laney from "Laney's Kiss" by Tracey V. Bateman

13. Most beautifully written book in 2010?
"Until We Reach Home" by Lynn Austin

14. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010?

15. Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read?
"Until We Reach Home" by Lynn Austin