Sunday Brunch! Moses!

October 25, 2014 Posted by novelistcd

Why didn’t Pharoah object to his daughter raising Moses, a Hebrew, under his roof as her own son?

Pharoah’s daughter took in a Hebrew baby and raised him as a son. Her father, the Pharoah, was trying to kill the new-born Hebrew male children because the Hebrews were multiplying so quickly. I also gather that the Hebrews looked much different from the Egyptians?

Wouldn’t her father have objected to his daughter, raising one of his “enemies” under his own roof as her son? I’m wondering what kind of dialog went on between father and daughter? Did Pharoah finally relent and let her keep the baby just to appease her? Did Pharoah figure that keeping this one child alive could bring no harm? What do you think happened between father and daughter on this day?

Exodus 2:8-10
8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.” So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. 9 Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. So she called his name Moses, saying, “Because I drew him out of the water.”

Promise To Cherish

October 21, 2014 Posted by novelistcd


Promise To Cherish

Have you, or anybody you know,  ever worked in a mental hospital?

Christine works as a nurse in a mental hospital during World War II. She meets Eli, an Amish conscientious objector. Initially, there’s animosity between them since Christine has lost her brothers in the war, yet, Eli does not have to fight because it goes against his faith. This story takes a traumatic turn when Christine dates Jack, a handsome man who was a friend of one of her deceased brothers.

I enjoyed this novel because it’s not your typical Amish book. Since the story takes place in the thirties, and deals with war, it gives the book a different flavor than most Amish stories. It also shows how Christine deals with pain and grief. Reading about a mental hospital in the 1930′s also gave this novel a unique feel. A mental hospital was a terrible place to be, and we see how Christine and Eli deal with the patients. You see the horrific conditions to which the patients are subjected. It’s a really good, realistic read.

Have you, or anybody you know,  ever worked in a mental hospital? If so what was it like? Were you close to any of your patients?




Raspberry Kisses! Which Book Cover Do You Prefer?

October 15, 2014 Posted by novelistcd

Which of these book covers do you like the best?RaspberryKisses_v1Young Couple in loveRaspberryKisses_v3

Raspberry Kisses – Seeking Beta Readers

October 14, 2014 Posted by novelistcd