Monday, October 6, 2008

A Book Review

I am still in the midst of reading through all of the Lamplighter books on my shelf and I do believe that I'm nearing the halfway mark! I know for certain that I have several "thick" books left before starting on the "thinner" books.

"The Lost Clue" by Mrs O.F. Walton was one that I had on last years Christmas list and although I had not yet read it, I gave it to a friend as a Christmas gift. She so enjoyed it which was wonderful; the thing that I love about Lamplighter Books is that you can give them as gifts and know that you're giving the person some quality reading material.

"The Lost Clue"
There are two main characters in the story- Captain Fortesque and Marjorie Douglas who are both the recipients of a circumstance that cause a big change in their very different lives. Captain Fortesque takes on a responsibility that is both noble and self sacrificing; Marjorie learns that she can be a bright ray of sunshine even in the most miserable of situations.
All through the book there is the underlying mystery of... well you just need to read it!
One thing that I was struck with was Marjorie's sweet Christlike attitude even when she had to leave those most dear to her. She relied on the Lord and exuded a love for others that could only have come from Him.

7 comments:

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

This is one book that I would like to get! :) It sounds really good!

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

Oh yes, I also thought I would let you know that I've selected you for a award over on my blog. :)

~Emily :)

Lydia W. said...

It sounds good! I'll have to check it out... I'm running out of good books to read!

Leah said...

Thank you for the review, Ashley! I have been debating about getting this book and I think that you have convinced me. :)

By the way, I greatly enjoy reading your blog (I have been a lurker for quite some time) - your love for the Lord which is so apparent in your posts has been a blessing to me!

Leah (Sarah's sister)

Ashley said...

A Heart of Praise~Thank you for the award! I really do appreciate it!
"The Lost Clue" is one of my favorite Lamplighter books and I know you would enjoy it!

LydiaW~ Do look into it! I wonder if your local libraries would have any of the books I have done reviews on? Stranger things have happened before! :o) Happy Hunting!

Leah~ I'm so glad you "de-lurked" yourself! I always enjoy hearing from those who are reading my blog, and new friend is so exciting!
Sarah had told me that you wanted to hear what I thought of "The Lost Clue" before you made your decision; glad I could be of some help! :o)
~Ashely

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing the review on this book, Ashley! Leah and I are both looking forward to reading it! :)

Ashley said...

Glad you enjoyed it Sarah! I do hope you are able to get it very soon.
~Ashley