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ABOUT SARAH'S SMILE: Romance. Heartbreak. Scandal. Secrets. Second Chances.
In 1902, Sarah McCall is waiting to leave for the mission field when the man she once loved steps back into her life. Abandoned as a child by her mother and gambler father, she strives to overcome a tarnished history she didn’t create and a heartbreak she can’t forget.
Peter Caswell returns to his Wisconsin hometown a pastor, dedicated to his four-year-old daughter and new congregation. But no matter how hard he tries to move on with his life, he can’t forgive himself for his wife’s death.
When Sarah learns that Peter is returning to Riverton, the letter giving her departure date for Africa can’t come soon enough for her. They were best friends—she loved him and supported his dreams—but he married another and broke her heart. Although ten years have passed since he left Riverton, Peter hopes Sarah still cares enough to give him a second chance. But a charming newcomer pursues her affections—and Sarah’s childhood nemesis manipulates her way into Peter’s life. Will Sarah and Peter find their way to forgiveness and each other, or will past mistakes make a life together impossible?
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3. What role did books play in your childhood? Do they have the same kind of role? Explain.
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Books played a major role in my childhood. I grew up in a violent and abusive home. I found thst reading helped me escape my world for awhile. I traveled back in time and read about Little House on the Prairie and helpe$ Nancy Drew solve mysteries. Over the years read8bg has helped me cope with PTSD and I appreciate the authors who write stories that let me travel to different places and feel safe for awhile.
Deanna, I'm so sorry that your childhood was difficult. What a blessing that you found a way to escape that environment through stories. I also loved Nancy Drew books, and I still have a collection. Thanks so much for sharing how much books have meant to you!
My mom took me to the library often and I always left with an armload of books. At that time our public library was in an old southern plantation house that was a wonder in itself. Now it’s used for weddings and wedding receptions.
Gail, your library sounds wonderful!
I grew up in a town so small, our library was a little room in the back of the fire station! Our librarian traveled to another town with a larger library every so often and exchanged some of our books for theirs, so there was always something new for me to read. I lived only a few blocks from the fire station, so I was able to make the walk on my own every Saturday. Then I'd load up on as many books as my arms could carry!
My grandmother was a teacher, so I learned to read at a young age. I don’t really remember not reading. I used to buy tons of Scholastic books at school to fuel my reading habit. I was a Little House on the Prairie fan as well as Nancy Drew. I think I read all of the Nancy Drew books that were available at that time. Now I read for pleasure and entertainment, as I’m not really much on TV. I also read to relax and wind down before bed.
My mother hated to read, but before I was old enough to go to school, my grandmother took care of me while my mother helped my dad run their business. She read to me, as well as my other grandmother who had been a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse when she was younger. Thank goodness for grandmothers! Now I enjoy reading to my own grandkids whenever I get the chance.
And Nancy Drew . . . I was a big fan and still have a collection of those books. ;-)
Books were a huge part of our lives growing up. We regularly visited the library and always had books available. My mom read to us, even when we started to read ourselves and we always enjoyed that special time together.
How wonderful that your mom was a reader! She set a great example for you. My mom never liked to read, but both grandmothers did, so they encouraged me at a young age. I became an avid reader and read a lot to my daughters while they were young - now they do the same with their children. And of course, I love having an excuse to read children's books again with my grandkids. ;-)
3. I loved books as a kid, teen, young adult, middle aged and not older woman! I have always loved to read, instead of Calgon, take me away...my books take me away! Inspiration, relaxation, information...all kinds of reasons to love books.
I agree! I love it when I can get completely emersed in a story! And if it makes me think, laugh, or cry - all the better!
3. I loved to read in childhood and beyond. Books were often gifts for my birthday and Christmas. I still love to read and read regularly.
I agree! Books always were - and still are - favorite gifts! And now that I have grandkids, I'm always on the lookout for great stories for them too!