Wednesday, March 3, 2021

An Open Book: March 2021

In For Eden's Sake by T.M. Gaouette, Isaac is working hard at his first job out of college.  Having grown up in a rural area, his job in a big city brings both new opportunities and new challenges.  When celebrating a work accomplishment with fellow coworkers, Isaac is encouraged by them to drink much more than he is used to.  Little did he know that this night of drinking would lead to much more than a bad hangover.  The choices he made that evening are life altering.  The author masterfully explores the impact that an unplanned pregnancy has on the father of that child.  

I have been reading Natasha Metzler's blog for a while now, but little did I know she is also an author of quite a number of books.  Emma and the Reasons is the first in the Women of Promise series.  Emma and her two roommates are all single and their reasons for being so are as different as they are.  The three roommates all attempt to discern God's will for their lives, knowing that it may not be what they had wanted for themselves.  When their meddling married friends attempt to intercede in their relationship status, all three learn to deepen their reliance on their faith.   This was a well written and delightful read and I look forward Natasha's other books.

A couple of years ago I needed a plant for my Easter decorations, but the grocery store had a limited selection of lilies and other spring flowers that all looked a little worse for wear.  Not having time to run to any other store, I grabbed the nearest flowering plant, a yellow specked orchid.  And, that, as they, is history.  We were hooked.  Our orchid collection has grown to over a dozen plants.  I decided that I needed to learn more about the care of these beautiful flowers, so I bought a copy of The Orchid Whisperer: Expert Secrets for Growing Beautiful Orchids  by Bruce Rogers.  This book provides great information that a novice orchid collector needs.  The many parts of the plants are explained, the care needed is detailed, and many varieties are explored.

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  1. Thanks for linking up! I've been eying orchids for a little while butt have absolutely no experience with them. Maybe the book is a good place to start! I also enjoyed For Eden's Sake - it's great reading the man's perspective.

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