Monday, July 21, 2008

Some Fun Summer Reading

This summer one of the books our Book Club read was The Sister Circle by Vonette Bright and Nancy Moser. I enjoyed it so much that I read the other three books that are part of the series. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked them so much.

They are the story of a lady, Evelyn, in her early 50's whose husband is unexpectedly killed. He leaves her pretty much penniless except for the big house they have lived in, a house that belonged to his family throughout generations. She decides that in order to make ends meet, she will rent out rooms to borders. This results in a true potpourri of personalities.

I liked these books because they are full of faith and fun. Evelyn doesn't start out as a Christian, a woman of strength, or in charge of her life in any way. But she begins taking baby steps and she grows. And along the way God provides. I enjoyed that the main character was a woman close to my age. And I enjoyed how there were a variety of women of different ages and walks in life involved in the storyline. There is romance, mystery, and dilemna included in each book.

So, if you are looking for some light, yet thought provoking reading for the summer, these books will suit you just fine.


Nancy Moser said...

Nancy Moser here. I'm so glad you enjoyed the ladies of Peerbaugh Place, Robin. They were such a joy to work with. :o) Actually, I miss some of them, especially Evelyn and Mae...
Also, FYI, there is a new Sister Circle Handbook out (Group Publishing) that's great for small groups. It takes some issues from the novels (like moodiness, discouragement, dealing with difficult people etc.) and addresses them in a sisterly way, based on biblical truths. There are also party ideas and all the recipes mentioned in the novels. We also tell you how to start your own Sister Circle. can go to We also give Said So Sister Seminars around the country if you need a speaker for a women's retreat. End of commercial. I'm feeling like Tessa--a bit too pushy! Happy reading.

Bunny Trails said...

So how cool is that - Nancy commented on your post! I really like her writing, so will have to check these out.

Thanks for sharing! :D

Tiffany said...

I heard that series was great! Its good to get confirmation on that!! You know I have never been one to read but I have to say in the last couple years I have picked up on the idea! I love getting lost in a story now.

gail@more than a song said...

That sounds like something I might like to read! Something else to add to my ever growing list!
And very fun, a comment from the author. :)