Different Times Call for Different Books

I like Emilie Loring precisely because she wrote so many books that I enjoy, each satisfying something a little different at different times. In my twenties, I especially liked Rainbow at Dusk and Where Beauty Dwells. Since taking up writing myself, I’ve found new identification with Give Me One Summer and Beckoning Trails.  from: For Her … More Different Times Call for Different Books

One Touch of Lipstick Makes All Women Kin

I have just spent the weekend with two independent, accomplished, and beautiful young women–twenty-somethings, like Emilie Loring’s characters–and they set me to thinking about attitudes toward competence and beauty.   As a child, I strove to earn A’s at school, and although I had school clothes, church clothes and play clothes, I don’t remember ever … More One Touch of Lipstick Makes All Women Kin