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from the books :: april snow

ASOS Dress, Jack Jacket via Von Maur, ShoeMint Shoes, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Nordstrom Earrings, MAC Lipstick in Creme Cup, Essie Polish in Miss Fancy Pants

April Snow has been on my to-read list for quite some time, but it's out of print and was hard to get my hands on a copy.  My mom found this copy at an antique store (my grandmother found her copy at an antique store as well, so if you are interested I would start the hunt there).  I loved this book.  I think Sigrid is a true literary heroine - an exemplary model of female strength and a great role model for motherhood.  She shows true kindness and love to her children, her friends, her neighbors, and her (frankly, lousy) husband.  

Favorite Quote:

"Some work to do, someone to love, something to look forward to. That is Life's answer--" she had said to Sigrid, "and what provides all of these better than children?"

Why You Should Read It:

This is a very well written book with a good story.  You will admire Sigrid for her love and strength.  I also really enjoyed learning about the culture and traditions of the Swedish people. It was one of the most interesting parts of the book- my hair in these photos is a nod to that. ;) 

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