I haven’t finished this book yet.
I’m about half way through.
Why is she writing a post about it then, right?
I am forcing myself to slowly read this one.
I am drinking every word up.
This book gives me a warm cozy feeling inside.
Like a cup of cocoa and a hot fire.
If your a lover of books then you know exactly what I mean by this.
I don’t want to tell you the details of the beginning of the book because if it’s not a surprise it will lose it’s impact.
The meat of the book though, is about a young girl and her brother who go to live with their great grandmother on a farm in the mountains.
The words are beautiful and descriptive beyond my wildest imagination.
This book also, is a lovely read with the hustle and bustle of Christmas time.
The farmers live a life we take for granted today.
They grow their own food.
They wash their own clothes using a wash board.
They work before the sun is up until night when they build the fire that cooks the food they hunted or harvested.
Last night I put powder in my dishwasher before I went to bed and when I woke up my dishes were clean and dry. (Heated dry)
Today, I will effortlessly do laundry.
When I’m in the yard working or a pot has to be hand washed I feel good doing these “hands on” chores.
I feel like we have come so far from this satisfaction as a community and are now trying to go back in some ways.
I bought a tiny put together garden and I’m growing lettuce and a few herbs.
I’m ridiculously thrilled watching it grow.
I’m not ready to move to a farm but this book is a gentle reminder to slow down.
We aren’t going to be happier with all these modern conveniences if we forget to be thankful for the life we have.
This book is making me feel connected with the earth and a higher being.
Do you want to know how it ends?
I’ll do a follow up post if you want.
Or just grab a copy at your local library and find out for yourself!
: ) Johnna