Author Archives: Theresa

About Theresa

I live in an old farmhouse in upstate New York (no, *not* the big city!) in the country with my family, two dogs, two calves, and two horses. I love to cross stitch, quilt, read, and look at needlework blogs :) and I love coffee *and* tea!

I enjoyed this author’s portrayal of the first years of Queen Victoria’s reign. I must confess I am quite ignorant of the details included in her story; the difficulties within family relationships and the influence that Sir John Conroy (unsuccessfully) … Continue reading

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The Summer of the Barshinskeys

When the Barshinkeys, a Russian emigrant family, move into the small English village where Sophie Willoughby lives, life begins to change for her family. “I still do not really understand what drew the Barshinskeys to us and even stranger, what … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Thread

I picked up this book off my shelf and thoroughly enjoyed the re-read as it’s been a few years and I’d forgotten much of it. Not an easy novel to classify, “The Scarlet Thread” is part contemporary, part Christian, and … Continue reading

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A Vicarage Family

‘A Vicarage Family’ left me with mixed feelings. Best classified as autobiographical fiction, this is Noel Streatfeild’s story with some embellishments, as the author couldn’t possibly know the inner thoughts of her schoolteachers and household staff. However I found it … Continue reading

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The Edge

Tor Kelsey, orphaned at a young age, was brought up by his aunt. His aunt loved to go to the racecourse, so Tor is very familiar with horses, racing, and has a wide, versatile knowledge of personalities. Although he is … Continue reading

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If I Gained the World

Lenore has a toddler-age son, Scott, and she is still waiting for Daniel, Scott’s father, to marry her. When she presses him and he hesitates too long, she decides she can no longer wait… and so she leaves. The amazing … Continue reading

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A Rush of Wings

Noelle St. Clair is fleeing her life as a pampered, sheltered ‘rich kid’ and has nowhere to go. Unable to use her credit cards or cell phone (she doesn’t want to be traced), she places two thousand dollars in cash … Continue reading

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