Classic Movie Friday!

Three Coins in the Fountain /1954/ Jean Peters, Maggie McNamara and Dorothy Maguire in a scenic romantic drama.

Three Coins In A Fountain (1954)

Dorothy McGuire

Jean Peters

Maggie McNamara

Clifton Webb

Louis Jourdan

Rossano Brazzi

Good morning all! It’s the weekend and I hope you have a great one! 🙂

This film was new to me, that’s right, I’d never heard of it. Rick discovered it on NetFlix and I thought I’d watch it. It’s the story of three America women living together in Italy. Miss Frances (Dorothy McGuire) has been a secretary to a writer, John Shadwell (Clifton Webb) for several years. Anita (Jean Peters) is to return to America soon. Well, days before she leaves she agrees to travel to the family farm of a co-worker, Girogio (Rossano Brazzi). The trip to the farm was my favorite part of the movie. It was so much fun. What a great time!

The newest lady to the three is Maria (Maggie McNamara). Shortly after she arrives in Italy, she finds herself involved with a Prince (Louis Jourdan).

Of course, each relationship has it’s problem the couple must work through. Everything works out in the end. 🙂

Love in Italy.  🙂   Nice film.

Enjoy!

 

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Throwback Thursday!

~ THROWBACK THURSDAY ~

Throwback Thursday is hosted be Renee of It’s Book Talk. This meme was created to share old favorites and/or books published over a year ago.

Drum roll please !!!

23379271I enjoy romances with couples who are a little older. I don’t believe romance is only for people in their twenties. This is a nice romance which involves an older couple.  🙂  Sir Balduin de Soler never married because he felt he couldn’t support a wife financially. Lucianna Fabio has a secret in her past which kept her from marrying. The two meet and fall in love. Well! There is an antagonist. ~boo hiss ~ He threatens to reveal Lucianna’s secret. But! All is not lost, remember Sir Balduin is a seasoned knight.

Enjoy!

WWW ~November 15

It’s that time again. It’s time for WWW Wednesday. This meme is hosted by Sam at Taking On A World of Words! 

Drum roll please ~

The Three W’s Are ~

1.) What have you finished reading?

2.) What are you currently reading?

3.) What will you read next?

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What have you finished reading?

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The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner is very entertaining. I read paragraphs out loud to my husband! The poor man. He would shake his head and I would laugh!!! I loved Sarah! I loved Piper! And! ~ I loved Ben!

Sarah and Piper attend the same book club and of course they meet at the book club. Oh my word! Sarah starts writing steamy romance novels, however, when she gives her heart to Christ, well, things change. Then, enter Ben!!! It goes from funny to really funny when Sarah clearly knows she’s attracted to the Preacher!!! Now, not all is funny. The characters face serious challenges and some prickly issues are addressed in this book.

Piper was a great friend and my favorite character. She supported Sarah and stood by her side wonderfully.

I gave it 4**** stars on goodreads. I thought the story dragged some in a couple of places, but it was a good read.

What are you currently reading?

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Bearly Departed by Meg Macy

 

What will you read next?

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A Christmas Valentine by Jamie Carie

Happy Reading! 🙂

 

Top Ten Tuesday!

Good morning everyone! I’m so excited about this week’s TTT! I decided to jump on in and join in on the fun. I’ve participated in a few Top Ten Tuesdays in the past, but I am going to try and do this more frequently in the future.  This week in Top Ten Tuesday the fun task is to list the Top Ten Books I want my future children to read (or nieces and nephews, godchildren etc). I’m listing top ten chapter books. Check out The Broke and The Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday.

I love kid’s books. I do. They are so full of adventure, so without further ado ~

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The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

With A Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo

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The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards

 

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Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

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Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

There you have it! 🙂  Enjoy!

Agatha Christie

Good morning. I am almost awake. *haha* Rick and I saw Murder On the Orient Express last night, so I was out past my bedtime. *yawn* The movie was good. I liked it. It’s not exactly like the book, they seem to feel the need to change things *puzzled expression* but it was good. Rick liked it too. He doesn’t like mysteries or Agatha Christie! *gasp* Yes, I did marry him anyway! But! He did like the film. Points for him! 🙂

As many of you know, one of my goals this year was to read twelve (12) mysteries by Agatha Christie. She’s my favorite murder mystery author and I’ve read many of her books, but this year (2017) was a reread year, so, I decided she was a good author to reread also. Here  are the mysteries I did reread ~

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~ The Mysterious Affair at Styles 5***** stars.

~ The Secret Adversary 5***** stars.

~ The Murder on the Links 5***** stars.

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~ The Man In the Brown Suit 5***** stars.

~ The Secret of Chimneys 5***** stars.

~ The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 5***** stars.

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~The Mystery of the Blue Train 4**** stars. 

~ The Seven Dials Mystery 5***** stars.

~ Murder at the Vicarage 4**** stars.

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~ Peril at End House 4**** stars.

~ Murder on the Orient Express 5***** stars.

~ Lord Edgware Dies 4**** stars.

I enjoyed all of these great mysteries, this second time around, however, I do have two favorites. I loved The Man in the Brown Suit and The Murder at the Vicarage! Both books were great entertaining mysteries! Have you read any of these mysteries? Which are your favorites? I’d like to hear from you. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Classic Movie Friday!

Inn of the Sixth Happiness with Ingrid Bergman holding Judith Li. On the right is Frank Goh and Tsai Chin of the Joy Luck Club fame in her first film roll.

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Ingrid Bergman

Curd Jurgens

Robert Donat

What an inspiring film! I loved it! 

Gladys Aylward (Ingrid Bergman) believes she is to go to China. She applies to the missionary board, but they refuse her, insisting she is not qualified. With words of discouragement from everyone she meets, she works as a second maid until she earns enough money to pay her way to China. Upon her arrival in China, Gladys travels to a poor, remote village where she helps Jeannie Lawson (Athene Seyler). 

Gladys was amazing. She was so full of determination! I loved her. The trip to China, by train, was long but full of experiences and people she wasn’t likely to forget. The language barriers loomed largely. She kept on! China was full of hard work, challenges and heart break but she loved the people and wanted them to hear the message of Christ. There were also fun times in China with laughter. And the friendships she made! She had such strength of character. This is an amazing story. The filming was excellent and it is definitely one of my favorite classic movies.

Enjoy!

Throwback Thursday!

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Throwback Thursday is hosted by Renee of It’s Book Talk. This meme was created to share old favorites and/or books published over a year ago. Drum roll please ~

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A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley

I have enjoyed reading several books by this author but, A Lady Like Sarah, is without a doubt, my favorite! She’s an outlaw, he’s a preacher ~ need I say more???

Have you read any books by Margaret Brownley? I’d like to hear from you.

Happy Reading!