In a compelling fiction debut, Nancy E. Turner's unforgettable These Is My Words melds the sweeping adventures and dramatic landscapes of Lonesome Dove with the heartfelt emotional saga of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All. Inspired by the author's original family memoirs, this... read more
“But I held my piece. I paid him his dollar--all in pennies.”Sarah (written after the doctor did not give her a satisfactory diagnosis of her daughter) Gotta love this lady!
It seems there is always a road with bends and forks to choose, and taking one path means you can never take another one. There’s no starting over nor undoing the steps I’ve taken.Highlighted by 114 Kindle customers
Education doesn’t keep a person from being a fool, and the lack of it doesn’t keep a person from being intelligent.Highlighted by 86 Kindle customers
Children are a burden to a mother, but not the way a heavy box is to a mule. Our children weigh hard on my heart, and thinking about them growing up honest and healthy, or just living to grow up at all, makes a load in my chest that is bigger than the safe at the bank, and more valuable to me than all the gold inside it.Highlighted by 79 Kindle customers
She says a move is a time for lightening your load and starting things new.Highlighted by 77 Kindle customers
Mama told me to make a special point to remember the best times of my life. There are so many hard things to live through, and latching on to the good things will give you strength to endure,Highlighted by 75 Kindle customers
A friendly silence can speak between two who will walk together a long way, she said.Highlighted by 70 Kindle customers
My life feels like a book left out on the porch, and the wind blows the pages faster and faster, turning always toward a new chapter faster than I can stop and read it.Highlighted by 68 Kindle customers
It is a funny thing how much more proud people can be of themselves if they never step back and take a good look in a glass.Highlighted by 58 Kindle customers
I wonder if we are just a little part of the world, like that rooster, and that the real things go on around us while we strut in our own yards trying to take charge of things.Highlighted by 51 Kindle customers
Sometimes I feel like a tree on a hill, at the place where all the wind blows and the hail hits the hardest. All the people I love are down the side aways, sheltered under a great rock, and I am out of the fold, standing alone in the sun and the snow. I feel like I am not part of the rest somehow, although they welcome me and are kind. I see my family as they sit together and it is like they have a certain way between them that is beyond me. I wonder if other folks ever feel included yet alone. Maybe I am getting addled living out here on this ranch.Highlighted by 44 Kindle customers
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