On The Bookshelf: Another Finish and A New Start

This past Sunday I finished reading Home To Make An American Quilt and I must say I had my doubts about the book but ended up really enjoying it.  


Simply put, it’s about life and relationships of a group of women from different walks of life that are intertwined with one another through the art of quilting.  For those who might be curious, I will say its nothing like the movie and the character Finn is barely noticeable.  

The character I can relate to the most is Constance, who is described as an introvert and who just wants to be left alone. Constance and I are the same.  I do not need others (other than my husband) to make me happy and I have never been one to form friendships easily. I am basically a loner and have always been content with that.

Constance Saunders represents a very different experience of marriage. A solitary woman who has little time or need for friendships with other women, she enjoys a happy relationship with her husband, Howell, contentedly moving wherever his job takes them until he at last retires to Grasse, where she indulges her passion for gardening and joins the quilting circle. Howell dies suddenly, however, and Constance, who has existed quite happily with very few other relationships in her life, is left alone and middle-aged, the center of her world gone. Dean Reed, the husband of one of the other quilters, begins dropping by to offer assistance with household chores, and although their relationship remains platonic, she finds herself on dangerous emotional ground both personally and with the other members of the circle. From eNotes.com

This book has always received mixed reviews but I for enjoyed it and will keep it on my bookshelf to re-read again some day.

I have now started Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir and look forward to

reading this book over the next few weeks.  Since I typically read at night before bed, this one will take a while to finish but I am ok with that as reading is my way to relax and unwind before falling to sleep.

I love Alison Weir and her ability to bring history alive through fiction.  Her writing style flows and paints a vivid picture of what life was like in the early 1500s. 


Until next, be creative!

Tina

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 
― Dr. Seuss

2 comments

  1. I am also an Anne Boleyn fan, and fan of Allison Weir’s books. I have this one on my shelf as well.

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  2. It’s always awesome to find another Alison Weir fan! I love her books and the historical detail she includes.

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