Book Review – The Madonna of Pisano

Touted as “A new twist on The Scarlet Letter”, this book held my attention from the first page. I felt it was a healthy mix of The Scarlet Letter (which I have not read, but will) and The Thornbirds.


Set in Sicily in the 1800s, it’s a story of rape, betrayal, disgrace, love, and forgiveness. It’s a real page-turner and will keep your attention throughout the book.


I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review and I honestly loved this book. I’m encouraging my husband to read it and will most likely offer it to the book club at my church to read. There are, to date, two more books in this series that I plan to also read.


Read it! You won’t be disappointed.


Happy New Year 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blogpost. So much so that I forgot where it was! But the reason I started this blog originally was to record my thoughts as I do a daily Bible study starting in 2016. That’s tomorrow. Therefore, this blog will be more current – hopefully, daily.

This has been a good year. I finished reading the Bible through in chronological order. Don’t know that I’ll do that again. I’ll read – just not chronologically.

I read 47 books according to Goodreads – my goal was to read 30. My goal for 2016 is to read 60.

In 2016 I want to sew more. I want to make a table runner for Christmas, fall, and spring…and maybe more. I want to make curtains for our house.

I want to do more art. And, I want to make bread – a lot of bread.

And I want to love more – everybody. But, more than that, I want everyone to know Jesus and that you would see Jesus in me.

That is my prayer. Lord, help me to not let YOU down.