Of the partially ghostwritten Emilie Loring books, Forsaking All Others is one of my favorites. This is not the 1934 movie with Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery, and Joan Crawford. That’s an entirely different story, although it looks like fun. Forsaking All Others is a tussle of cross-purposes between actress Jennifer Hayden and her physician husband, … More “Forsaking All Others” and Save the Date!
If you are new to Emilie Loring, “Why?” is a fun story on its own.
If you are a longtime “Emilie” reader, watch for elements that later appeared in her full-fledged novels. … More An Original, Emilie Loring Story: “Why?”
How do optimists remain optimistic? In times laced with so much that is worrisome, how do we keep our days bright and full of promise? Emilie Loring’s second book, The Mother in the Home, is a compendium of wisdom for young mothers, and this piece seems especially useful–not just for mothers but for anyone. The … More The Extravagance of Worry
Emilie Loring’s books are like cardigans, not edgy or ground-breaking, but classic, comfortable across generations, and somehow always just right. … More Emilie Loring: Cardigans of Literature
There’s something about the first of anything–a sense of witnessing, a curious feeling of participation, even if the “first” was created before we were born. … More With Compliments: First Books and Their Inscriptions
Out over the bay a dagger-winged jaeger made a sudden swoop and snatched a fish from a careless tern, leaving the complaining bird to flap disconsolately away for further hunting. Behind the Cloud I don’t know how many times I read this sentence in Behind the Cloud without ever wondering, “What is a jaeger?” It’s … More “Behind the Cloud”– A Closer Look
At used book stores, I rummage through stacks of old magazines, looking to complete my Emilie Loring short story collection. Today’s story comes from Rural Progress magazine a short-lived publication that was founded during the Depression and sent to farm homes in towns smaller than one thousand. Even then, it was distributed to only six … More “Freedom for Two” an Emilie Loring Short Story