The Parchment

The Parchment

August 11, 2009

I won't deny it.

I am a reader. Not just a casual reader. A voracious reader.

As such, I am constantly searching for the next great read.

Now, before you go making suggestions, there's something you should know.

I read G, with the occasional foray into PG, books only.

No graphic scenes.

No obscenities.

You get the picture.

Sadly, this limits the selection.

So yesterday on my way home from work, I stopped by the book exchange and picked up a few quick reads from the Love Inspired line.

I was pleased to find Crescent City Courtship by Elizabeth White to be an execellent story with fully developed characters and story lines.

When I finished the book, I read the author's notes. (I don't always do so, which should be indicative of how much I enjoyed this.)

What did I discover? That this story was written as White's thesis for her Master's in Creative Writing.

That brings a whole new perspective to writing a thesis for the intent of publication.


  1. As a big reader I'm sure you've been exposed to Jane Austen. If not, however I would advise it. She is, in my opinion, the most brilliant author in all of history. Her stories, although hundreds of years have passed, still ring true because of how honest they are... how much they hinge on human emotion. And they are G rated.

  2. Jane Austen! I've not read all of her work, but I must say that I enjoyed both Emma and Pride and Prejudice. I'll have to revisit her books. Thanks.