I have a book blog. bloggingonbooks.wordpress.com
It's not as neat or as cute as this one, but I hope one day it'll be a good resource for people looking for a good book to read.
I recently finished the book Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos.
At the end of the book, the main character, Cornelia, is talking with her father about happiness in the home. Her mother's life growing up had been very difficult and she swore that nothing like that would touch her children.
Her father explains happiness to Cornelia:
"Did you think all this was for free? Happiness isn't what happens when you whistle along, pretending bad things don't exist. . .Happiness is earned, like everything else. It's achieved. The problem is that your mother's made it look too easy. Which is exactly what she wanted."
It's a great little speech, but I was left wondering how she did it? How did she work and create happiness?? They should have written a book about THAT.