“I learned early on that we create our own narrative. It doesn’t matter what other people say about us as long as we know who and what we are. And here’s the other thing people don’t want you to know: you don’t have to be the same thing all the time.”
“For where your roots are, your heart is.”
I was completely blown away by The Turn of the Key; I started reading this book on July 15th and finished reading 6 hours later. I could NOT put it down because I wanted, no I needed, to know what happened in Heatherbrae house.
Another beautiful summer month has come and gone. Despite July being an incredibly hectic and difficult month, I still managed to lose myself in some wonderful books.
This was an eye-opening book that explored issues of immigration and cultural assimilation, as well as unbreakable family bonds, the depths of love and loss, and that quirks of fate.
For my recent giveaway (#thebookendpicksix), I have featured a stack of books that each have taught me a lesson, or two, and also have brought joy into my life. Today, I thought I would share with you how each of these books impacted my life.
If there’s one thing that I have always wondered about its what life would be like if I had made one decision over another; if I had taken the road less traveled; if I had said no, instead of saying yes. Would things have turned out differently or would I have ended up exactly where I sit today?
This storyline had everything that I was looking for in a summer read; it was full of family drama, unresolved conflicts, family secrets, a small-town community, and a love story. I knew I would enjoy reading this story just by reading the synopsis but I didn’t realize how much I would love it.
There are countless circumstances that go into the relationships that form while in college and this story did a marvelous job of depicting how friendships can form, strengthen, weaken and end in the four short years of college.
“In the right hands, a cookie or a pie or a biscuit can change the world. It’s not about the baked goods, it’s about your heart. Almost anything can change the world if it’s done with love if you use it to comfort, encourage, or strengthen someone.”
Two years ago today, my husband and I got engaged on a little lake in Pennsylvania and I thought I would share with you all just how the Proposal happened.