This month I have read:
- Her Daughter's Dream by Francine Rivers is the sequel to Her Mother's Hope. This novels covers the lives of three generations, and as with the first book there continues to be misunderstandings and secrets which creates rifts between mothers and daughters. Each mother did what she thought was best for her child, and each generation tries to do better than the last, but ends up making some of the same mistakes.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett is set in Jackson, Mississippi, in the early 1960s and what happens when twelve black maids with the assistance of a recent white college graduate write a book about what it's like to work in white households. My favorite character was the maid, Aibileen, for her wisdom and courage. This novel made me see the racial division in my home state during this era in a way that I have never considered it before. I found this book both entertaining and thought provoking. My only criticism would be the author's misuse of the Lord's name and a couple of scenes which were (to me) a bit crudely described.
- The Scribe which is the last novella in The Sons of Encouragement series by Francine Rivers. The Scribe is a fictionalized account of the live of Silas from his legalistic upbringing to his surrendering all and becoming an apostle of Christ. It was interesting to see how Silas' life intersected with other well-known apostles, such as Paul, Peter, Luke and Timothy.