This month I’m looking at the lovely encouraging book ‘Lessons At Blackberry Inn’ by Karen Andreola. This is the sequel to Pocketful Of Pinecones which I reviewed last month. If my review piqued your interest enough to buy or borrow a copy of the book, I have no doubt that you are hooked and cannot wait to go back in time and visit with Carol once more.
Once again, this book looks at life through Carol’s eyes, a homemaker from the 1930’s. We left Carol in Pocketful Of Pinecones having relocated to the country after her husband left his high-pressured job. Although her husband and children are delighted with the move, it takes Carol a bit longer to fully settle into her new life and find peace. She is also happily pregnant again and so has quite a bit going on in her life.
It’s their second year of homeschooling and this book takes the reader a bit deeper into the Charlotte Mason method of education. We follow Carol as she implements Art Appreciation and takes on a temporary teaching position at the local school. Of course being a follower of the Charlotte Mason method, Carols lessons are completely different from the ‘regular lessons’ the children at school are used to.
This book takes on a more domestic flavor as Carol is very involved in the daily running of Blackberry Inn. Gardening, harvesting, preserving, cooking, baking and village apple fairs are all tasks and events that we are drawn into. Wonderfully, some of the delicious recipes are included at the back of the book for the reader to try. I have done – and they are wonderful 😉
Another delightful and encouraging book from Karen Andreola. A must for the homeschool mum who needs a bit of encouragement in her homeschooling. Nourishment for the soul 🙂
This book is available on Amazon