Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hospitable Book Club

You may have noticed the new book club button on my sidebar.  Lisa, from Hospitable Pursuits is hosting a book club.  "Cherries in Winter", by Suzan Colon is the current book.  I started reading it yesterday and I couldn't put down, finishing this morning.  The best way to share what the book is about is to take a paragraph from within - "When Suzan Colon was laid off from her dream job at a magazine during the economic depression of 2008, she needed to cut her budget way, way back and that meant home cooking.  Her mother suggested, "Why don't you look in Nana's recipe folder?"...Reading it, Suzan realized she had found something more than a collection of recipes, she had found the key to her family's survival through hard times."

This book really spoke to me.  I have been doing a lot of thinking recently about how much we have in America and about how much I really need to be happy and healthy (spiritually and physically).  A yearning began in me a few months ago to simplify my life inside and out.  The book takes you back to a time when money was scarce but love was abounding and though they "may be broke, they weren't poor".  So many insights to be gleaned from Suzan's story.  I wholly recommend reading it.  While you are at it, be sure to visit Lisa's blog.  It will be a blessing to your day!

Don't forget to scroll down and leave a comment on the giveaway post, there's still time!



  1. I have looked at that book before! I just started reading "Noah's Compass" by Anne Tyler, but maybe, because I am only a couple of pages into it, I will postpone that one and start "Cherries in Winter". The name and book jacket alone are enough to tempt me. I'm IN!!!

  2. Hi Renee,
    Thank you for a lovely post and review! I think every generation has a moment in history that helps us to get our priorities straight. This is our moment and when all is said and done we will look back fondly at the good things that came out of these hard times.:)

  3. Thank you for this book recommendation as well as the blog. I'm always looking for a good read. Again, you have a wonderful blog.

  4. Oh Renee, thank you so much for your lovely review of my book! You have no idea (or maybe you do) how much this means to me. I'll be thanking you on my blog on, so keep an eye out for that. Mom will be thrilled! Many thanks to your visitors as well, and I hope they enjoy it as much as you did.
    You made my day!
    Many blessings to you and yours,
    Suzan Colon
    Author of "Cherries in WInter"


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