Thursday, April 21, 2016

Encouraging Literature for Homemakers

Golden Hours

One of the things I love to do is read good, wholesome literature which inspires me.  As a Housewife, I am mostly encouraged by old stories of home life for mothers and wives.  Elizabeth Prentiss is one of my favorite authors. Her book, "Aunt Jane's Hero" shows the beauty of a humble, simple Christian marriage. It is her best book!

Another author I like is someone I only recently discovered, even though she wrote her books in the early 1900's.  These are Christian fiction and are written by Grace Livingston Hill.

It is easier to find affordable, inspiring books when they are discounted, or when you can get them used for a very low price.

The most important theme in the books I like is that they lead me to heavenly ideals and inspire a noble virtue in daily living.  They lead one to the Lord and to His precious ways!

In thinking about literature that is currently available, I have been searching Amazon.  They used to discount the books for sale.  My own books are offered there and used to be reduced to a more affordable price. It surprised me to realize they are no longer cutting prices.   I was able to put in a request on each book to get them drastically reduced in price.  The only book I can't seem to get low enough is "For The Love of Christian Homemaking." But I will keep trying!

If you have been wanting one of these books, such as "Living on His Income" (which is now listed at $4.29), or one of the other books, I hope you will find them much more affordable.

For a direct link to all my books listed at Amazon, here is the link:

Mrs. White's Books on Amazon. 

As Mother's Day is soon approaching, I hope you are able to find some special literature to cheer you on in your mothering!

For those who have been wondering how I am doing, I am feeling much better. Nice weather has come to us here in rural Vermont.  Mister and I sat on the front porch early one evening and enjoyed a rest while looking over the landscape.  It is a beautiful time of year!  

Mrs. White

From the Archives -

Are You a Member? - Mother's Benevolent Society.

Is This True? - Only Rich People Have Clean Houses .

Old Time Advice for Homemakers - To Earn and Not To Spend .

Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."

An Invitation - Subscribe to The Legacy of Home and have it delivered directly to your email. 



becky said...

So glad you are feeling better! Aunt Janes Hero is one of my favorites. First We Have Coffee by Margaret Jensen is excellent too!.

Deborah Montgomery said...

A friend just gave me 49 -- yes, 49!! -- Grace Livingston Hill books. I am so enjoying reading them. I've read 14 so far, and find them very encouraging and peaceful.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs. White. I am happy to hear you feeling better. I am new to your blog but I have been GREATLY blessed and so has my family. I just received Early Morning Revival yesterday which I will begin Sat. I am hoping to get one book every two weeks on payday:)
God Bless you and thank you for all of the work and prayer you have obviously put into this blog...and all your writings.

JES said...

I also loved "Aunt Jane's Hero"! Have you ever read Isabella Alden books? I believe she was a niece or aunt to Grace Livingston Hill. Either way, I adore her books and think you might like them too! Thank you for the information on the reduced prices on your lovely books also :)

Melinda said...

Dear Mrs. White,

I am so glad to hear you are doing better. Thank you for being a champion of homemakers. You are a true inspiration.

Laura Lane said...

Oh Mrs. White! I am so sorry I never mentioned Grace Livingston Hill to you before. I can see how you'd love her novels. They inspire hard work, a good attitude in homemaking, virtue, and a love of God.

I just finished reading Phoebe Deane. It was rather sad through most of it, but it was still a good book.

Did you know many of her books are free on Kindle? I downloaded several recently. I have also been able to find them in our library.

By the way, my husband got a job! Praise God! He got his first paycheck a couple days ago after four months with no income! We were blessed to receive gifts of money and products from believers and others that helped us make it through.

Be blessed and well in Jesus' Name!

Mrs. Laura Lane

Cheryl said...

Oh, I have loved Grace Livingstone Hill since I was a girl in school. Her books are just wonderful and have been such a blessing to me throughout life. So thankful you discovered her. May I suggest another author who is wonderful? You may have already heard of her, but her name is Sallie Lee Bell. She is similar to Grace Livingstone Hill. She wrote one that I read that was something about a girl who was beautiful who ended up getting a horrible scar on her face...I think it was called "The Scar", if I remember right. It left such an impact upon me as a young girl. I hope you can find some of her books! We are hosting a Spring giveaway at Homespun Devotions, if you care to come by and enter! God bless you!

Chloe said...

I love Mrs. Prentiss! Another of my favourites is L. M. Soulsby. Much of her work is free online because it's public domain. Actually, you can find hers as well as Mrs. Prentiss' on Gutenberg.

Teri said...

Dear Mrs. White ... Thank you so much for visiting my "little space" and for your kind words. I have been browsing through your "little space" and have enjoyed it so very much. It is so good that you are feeling better. I plan to read your "little space" like a book, beginning with your first posting. Just the bits and pieces that I have read, I love how heartwarming and inspirational your words are. I try to limit my time on the computer, but will spend my quiet afternoon time getting to know you better. It is always nice to have a cup of tea and read something that warms the heart and has such a homey feel. I hope that you have a blessed weekend. Hugs ♥ Teri

happyathome said...

Thank you for the name of 2 Christian Authors Mrs White. I feel it is so important to be careful what we place before our eyes these days.

Anonymous said...

Can you please list (at least some of) the books and CD's that are in your library?? Can they be bought on Amazon? I am also looking to have a nice collection of books and CD's , and maybe you can help direct me to some of them? Thank you!! God Bless You!