As my eight-year old has already remarked, we’ve already had great weather to cozy up near a fire under a blanket with a book. One of my latest reads has been The Fires of Autumn by Lutheran author Rhonda Chandler, a piece of historical fiction that warmed me in several ways. My review is below.
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Ok, here’s my plan for the week: Today review A Flame in the Darkness, tomorrow comment on the surprising insight the romance aspect gave me (like I did here about Lutheran settings), Wednesday I’ll review When Someone Dies Find Comfort in Jesus, Thursday is probably thoughts for writers about Getting it Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, and Friday I’ll link an article, “How to Choose the Best Beta Readers for Your Book (and avoid the worst). Okie dokie?
Is there historical fiction about Lutheranism in WWI? German churches and towns in Wisconsin changing their names and pronunciations in an attempt to avoid persecution? I think there’d be a lot of stuff to plumb for a novel or two.
Historical fiction: are you ready? Follow a young Lutheran to boarding school at St. John’s in Winfield, Kansas. (It was a real two-year school, graduating something like 9,000 students.) Have him or her become a teacher (and organist, as was usual for the day). Then follow that teacher to the dust bowl in Oklahoma!