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Lanie Took Out Her Journal And Dated It April ,She Started The Habit Of Writing Down Everything That Happened To Her When She Was No Than Eight Years Old, And Now She Had Six Journals Completely Full She Thought About The Prize At School, Almost Prayed To Win, But Somehow She Could Not God, She Finally Said, I Ll Do My Best, And If You Ll Help Me, That S All I Ask Fourteen Year Old Lanie Belle Freeman Of Fairhope, Arkansas, Has High Hopes For Her Future Happy On The Five Acre Family Homeplace, She Dreams Of Going To College And Becoming A Writer And With Her Father Launching A New Business And Her Mother Expecting The Fifth Baby, The Bright Days Of An Early Southern Spring Seem To Herald Expansive New Beginnings For The Freeman FamilyBut Her Mother Isn T As Strong As She Should Be, And It S Going To Take Time For The Business To Pay Back The Mortgage When Unexpected Tragedy Strikes, It Is Left To Lanie To Keep The Family Together And Hold On To Their Home In A World Shaken By The Great Depression, It Is Faith In God And Love In A Tightly Knit Family That Will Help Lanie And Her Siblings Overcome The Odds And Create A Future That Promises The Fulfillment Of LoveThe Homeplace Offers A Warmhearted And Inspiring Saga Of A Courageous Young Woman Who Holds Her Family Together Through The Depression Era

10 thoughts on “The Homeplace (Singing River Series #1)

  1. says:

    Morris was the first Christian fiction writer I read and this the first book I picked this up in a Christian bookshop and enjoyed it so much that I bought the rest of the series of 4 The story is set around a Christian family living in a simple rural area It is about the various trials they experience due to death and absence of key members of the family for various reasons I especially liked the sense of community encapsulated in the series and that everything is linked back to the strong Christian faith of the lead characters There is also a romantic storyline running throughout which doesn t take centre stage but is another reason to keep reading I read the series twice over the last 5 years and it has become a favourite Recommended for anyone who wants to read something wholesome that keeps the attention.

  2. says:

    This book got 5 stars almost from the get go The Homeplace grabbed me from the first few pages, Lanie s character is instantly likable and her selfless attitude is evident from the very beginning The whole atmosphere of the family was refreshingly enjoyable they were a very close knit family.Since my family is much like that close knit I enjoyed reading about how much they came together when the trials began to come upon them The writing was filled with so much emotion that I often found myself crying with the characters You know it s a good book when you can emotionally feel with the characters in the book Lanie was my favorite character, mainly because of all the trials she readily shouldered for her family when the times got hard She relied heavily on the Lord to get her through all her troubles, which was such an amazing testimony, even if this is just a fictitious story Her innocent nature was also extremely appealing, as well as her loving nature of giving and helping others There was some romance in the book, though it wasn t the prominent part of the book and Lanie clear and level headed dealt with the guys well Her other siblings were also very endearing, though Maeva sometimes made me want to shake her with her stubborn and rebellious attitude, though she cared deeply about her family, just like everyone else So, all in all, this is definitely a book that I will pick up again and read I laughed with the family during the funny moments, cried with them during the sad times, and hurt with them when matters turned from bad to worse Lanie will definitely be a character I ll remember for a long time to come Thanks goes to Zondervan for sending my a review copy

  3. says:

    Phenomenal novel This is the first book by Gilbert Morris that I ve read and I was so impressed There are three other books in this series of four The Dream , The Miracle , and The Courtship which I ve just ordered I couldn t put this book down and was shocked when I went to turn the page and found there was no story, the book had ended Thankfully, I realized there are novels, as I cannot continue on until I find out what happens in this saga about the Freeman family Lanie took out her journal and dated it April 12, 1928 She started the habit of writing down everything that happened to her when she was no than eight years old, and now she had six journals completely full She thought about the prize at school, almost prayed to win, but somehow she could not, God, she finally said, I ll do my best, and if you ll help me, that s all I ask Fourteen year old Lanie Belle Freeman of Fairhope, Arkansas, has high hopes for her future Happy on the five acre family homeplace, she dreams of going to college and becoming a writer And with her father launching a new business and her mother expecting the fifth baby, the bright days of an early Southern spring seem to herald expansive new beginnings for the Freeman family.But her mother isn t as strong as she should be, and it s going to take time for the business to pay back the mortgage When unexpected tragedy strikes, it is left to Lanie to keep the family together and hold on to their home In a world shaken by the Great Depression, it is faith in God and love in a tightly knit family that will help Lanie and her siblings overcome the odds and create a future that promises the fulfillment of love The HOMEPLACE is the first offering in a warmhearted and inspiring saga of a courageous young woman who holds her family together through the Depression era.

  4. says:

    So the main character really isn t much to talk about She s just an annoying perfect girl who never develops any personality A total dud No matter how much you read, she never does one thing to make her seem likeable or real Also, the dialogue in this book is repetitive and basic There isn t any great writing skill shown, and the dialogue just doesn t read well The redeeming point, and the reason I bought all for books, is the secondary characters Brother Ryan, Maeva, Davis, Annie, Aunt Kezia, Myrtle, Pardue and many others are what makes this series worth it.

  5. says:

    Okay this is a dang frustrating book I just found out it was a series which explains why you are reading along and the book just stops Stupid book AND all that after I tolerated the lengthy preaching that was in it I enjoy Christian romance books as a rule, but this one was a long sermon and reminded me of my days in Texas as a protestant Holy cow In all fairness, I was touched by the faith of the kids envolved and thier antics And no, I won t read the second one, too much drama.

  6. says:

    Home is where the heart isThe Homeplace, by Gilbert Morris, tells the saga of a depression era family Mama is pregnant with baby 5, the first four being 14, 13, 12, and 11 Mama is not doing well, and too soon goes into labor does not survive Dad depends heavily on the eldest to take care of the home family, including the infant Dad gets into a battle with a lazy haired hand winds up shooting him accidentally He is railroaded into prison for ten years The children work together barely squeak by, until comes the day they can no longer pay the mortgage A greedy banker wants their place and there is a struggle to keep him from foreclosing A heartwarming story of survival and triumph.

  7. says:

    I m already in love with this series This is about a young teenager and her struggles in trying to take care of her family during the great depression The main character has an innocence about her that is refreshing, so unlike the young ladies of today Sometimes it s nice to be taken back to another world to escape the realities that we live in, even though life was very hard back then This book talks about God and faith throughout the book and if that offends you, this is probably not for you I highly recommend this book for my Christian friends.

  8. says:

    This was my first Gilbert Morris book I really enjoyed this historical story about a girl who is sweet, strong, caring and godly I listened to the audiobook version and the the reader was wonderful I highly recommend the audiobook She makes the story come to life It s almost like listening to an audio drama I m so glad I stumbled upon this book I can t wait to listen to book 2 in this series

  9. says:

    This was slow to start, but got better I felt like I was watching the Waltons The story was set in a small southern town during the depression And , just like the show, it was about a faith filled family and their problems.

  10. says:

    Loved it Will read it again.