Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Winds from Hastings

It wasn't the best of books that I read from this author. But I did enjoy it. Although it was fiction, again Morgan Llywelyn twines the fiction and non fiction together. Interesting battle of the Normans and English on Hasting. I like how she tells it from Aldith's view. The romance of Griffith was a nice touch. So many times we don't read this.
I would of like to read about how strong Aldith did turn out. But the message was there will be no fighting to be shown to her children. That they would grow up peaceful. Even with the status of her children with a crown in later life. It was said to be they will bring peace

I give The Winds From Hastings 3 

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Tuscan Holiday

By Holly Chamberlin
I thought this book was good. I wouldn't say it was the best but it kept my interest. I think I related to this story, a mother and a daughter. The daughter is getting married but finds herself on this vacation with her mother and actually is finding herself.
My daughter is getting married and I wish I could have that time with her. Except the daughter character started out to be a bit**. Mine just doesn't think. Marina the character does start to turn around but again like that mother I too get confused if its genuine.
I'm glad to see that her mother did some soul searching and thought now is the time for her. Like all mothers we sacrifice our lives for our children. And when they go on their own it's hard to not think about them, and start thinking of us.

Pretty much sums it up. At the end (by the way hated how it ended) Marina gets what she wants. Her life of her own A new adventure. Mom finally says to herself I'm worth it. Moving on with her life.

I give Tuscan Holiday 4 

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