Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Book Review - TO DANCE ONCE MORE by Sherri Wilson Johnson
Today's book is one early-American historical romance readers will like best--it is so true to the times!
Lydia Barrington is the youngest of four sisters and a twin brother--even though he preceded her by only a few minutes. She is so tired of having to wait to be old enough. Her sisters are allowed by their father to begin courting when they turn twenty, and she is only sixteen.
But then, she has no interest in courting. She wants to travel the world without a husband as cumbersome baggage to haul along or hold her back. She wants to do something with her life, to be counted. Something important that will make a difference in this world. She thrills to the stories of Harriet Tubman and Elizabeth Blackwell, high on the hopes of becoming equally famous for wondrous deeds.
Most of all, she doesn't want to be told who to marry. An overheard conversation makes her believe her father intends to do just that. She sets about to foil his plans, using feminine wiles and childish actions that very nearly are her undoing.
Will she ever grow up? Will selfishness be her course forever?
You may want to purchase this book and others by Sherri Wilson Johnson from her publisher (OakTara), Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, or Barnes and Nobel.