Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It's Wishful Wednesday again! Yay! Kelsey over at The Seattle Smith's is back from what looked like a glorious vacation and is hosting WW this week. This week's topic is a gooooood one.
'I wish' .... I could play a character's role in a book and it would be Cynthia from The Mitford Series by Jan Karon.
Can I just stop for a minute and gush about these books? The Mitford Series are the most comforting books. They are equivalent to a good cup of tea, a bowl of hot soup, a pile of mashed potatoes topped with gravy. They are hot chocolate on a cold winter day, an old friend stopping by, a cold finally going away. I love them. Karon writes with such conviction and honesty about some seriously touchy subjects, yet these books makes you feel warm inside. The way she weaves religion and Christian ideals through the story seamlessly make it clear Karon is a Woman of God.
Cynthia is the wife of the main character and I think she is wonderful. She is an author and a painter and a wife. She's been through quite a bit in her life and I appreciate the way she applies her experiences to her present day life and those around her. Cynthia is an ordinary woman but her handle on life is different. It's beautiful.
I highly recommend these books. They are usually in the library and you will read through the entire series without stopping, I swear. They aren't action novels or mysteries, but you will be captivated!