“The Little Woman” & “The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen”

Gladys Aylward:  The Little Woman
Gladys Aylward w/ Christine Hunter

About 10 years ago, a friend invited me to watch the film “The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.”  It was the story of a young English woman who felt God’s call to be a missionary to China.  A few months ago, I purchased the movie and the book on which it was based.

It is the true story of Gladys Aylward and her journey in and through China carrying out God’s call on her life.  She cared for orphans, the sick and the wounded.  She defended the helpless and comforted the weak.

Her story is a reminder that if one is willing to do God’s will, God will provide the means to make it happen.  Read the book before watching the movie.  The movie does not tell the whole story and takes dramatic license to make it more Hollywood.  The book is encouraging and faith renewing.

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The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen:  A Novel
Syrie James

Ever want to know more about the mysterious Jane Austen?  Sorry this book is a novel.  However, Ms. James offers historical facts throughout.

If you like Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma with a touch of Persuasion, this would be an interesting read.  The author leads you to believe Miss Austen based her stories on her real life experience.

The real memoirs are written by Miss Austen’s nephew, Henry.

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