Hi sweet friends! How was your Christmas holiday? I don't know about you, but as lovely as it was, I am glad that I can pack it all up and put it away for another year. Decorations, I mean. I sincerely hope that we can keep Christmas in our hearts all the year long.
To escape from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I read this book by Elizabeth Berg. I loved it. It really took me away to another, more simple time. Very good read.
I am taking a break from my beloved Catherine Cookson, the very prolific British author.
For the new year, I will be adding some Southern writers to my Kindle. That is, if I can figure out how to load them. Yikes! Am I behind the times with my tech skills.
Below is the description of the book, better than I could tell you.
New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg takes us to Chicago at the time of World War II in this wonderful story about three sisters, their lively Irish family, and the men they love. As the novel opens, Kitty and Louise Heaney say good-bye to their boyfriends Julian and Michael, who are going to fight overseas. On the domestic front, meat is rationed, children participate in metal drives, and Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller play songs that offer hope and lift spirits. And now the Heaney sisters sit at their kitchen table every evening to write letters–Louise to her fiancé, Kitty to the man she wishes fervently would propose, and Tish to an ever-changing group of men she meets at USO dances. In the letters the sisters send and receive are intimate glimpses of life both on the battlefront and at home. For Kitty, a confident, headstrong young woman, the departure of her boyfriend and the lessons she learns about love, resilience, and war will bring a surprise and a secret, and will lead her to a radical action for those she loves. The lifelong consequences of the choices the Heaney sisters make are at the heart of this superb novel about the power of love and the enduring strength of family. From the Hardcover edition.
Happy New Year to you all!