THE LOST DAUGHTERS OF CHINA-Karen Evans
My youngest daughter is from China and we adopted her when she was almost three. This is one of the best books I've ever read on the political pressures surrounding the abandonment of baby girls in China. One day when my daughter is old enough, I hope this book will be valuable to her in understanding her past.
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY-Robert James Waller
I picked this book up and began reading one Friday night and didn't put it down until I finished. This is one story that actually had me in tears at the end.
SCRUB DOG OF ALASKA-Morey Walt
At age eight, this was the first real book I think I read where I lost myself in the story and found the world of reading. I was such a tomboy and into dogs and I could not put this book down. I believe I checked it out of our school library several times over the next few years and read it again and again.
WAGONS WEST-Dana Fuller Ross
Yep, this was where it all began....my fascination with the old west, pioneers, wagon trains and cowboys. My motto early on..."It's all about a cowboy." I love the Wagon's West series as it continues state by state, the settling of new territories in the West. Think I might just read these again one day.
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE-Laura Ingalls Wilder
I grew up reading these books and of course enjoyed all the years of the television series. I am now enjoying these stories again with my daughters and love reliving my childhood through them.
These are just some of the reads over the years that have been important or impacted me in some way, but I still love to lose myself in some steamy cowboy romance so I'm off to read some more...