Feel Good About Your Book

What is a comforting read? A feeling, when you are reading, of being enlivened. An expansion of the heart. Stories of plucky girls and women learning to direct their lives. Losing yourself in a story yet not feeling, when you resurface, that you wasted your time or just diverted your attention, but that you actually grew in your soul and strengthened your courage. Jennifer Louden shares some of her favorites here!
Jennifer Louden

A need to read
After fleeing the dentist the other day, I ran straight for my favorite tiny bookstore because I wanted to nurture myself. There I bought Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones. WOW! Get this book! It's one of those intelligent, can't put it down books where you are so transported, when you stop to look at the clock, you can't believe how much time has passed.

taking time for yourself Have you discovered Joanna Trollope yet? I have recently read The Rector's Wife and also A Spanish Lover, the kind of English novels that remind me of Masterpiece Theater and endless cups of hot tea (and one of her books, The Choir was made into a Masterpiece Theater movie).

By the by, what exactly do I mean by a comforting read? A feeling, when you are reading, of being enlivened. An expansion of the heart. Stories of plucky girls and women learning to direct their lives. Losing yourself in a story yet not feeling, when you resurface, that you wasted your time or just diverted your attention, but that you actually grew in your soul and strengthened your courage.

A couple more...
The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman. Smart, funny, touching, made me laugh and feel young.

Sister of my Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of Mistress of Spices, weaves a richly textured tale that I couldn't put down.

What are you reading? Email comforting reading suggestions to: jennifer@loudenbooks.com



My comfort wishes to you
Wishing you lush piles of seed catalogs whispering of hope, a gaggle of parrot tulips chorusing Caribbean songs of warmth, and the belief that being a work-in-progress is quite the delightful thing to be.

With love,

JenniferPregnancyAndBaby.com


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