Lessons at Blackberry Inn
– Adventures with the Gentle Art of LearningA Sequel to Pocketful of Pinecones - A Story About Home Life and Home Learning
by Karen AndreolaAdd to Amazon Cart
Message from the authorDo you ever read for companionship? I do. If we read fiction for its characters, I invite you to make friends with mine. I created them especially for you. In Lessons at Blackberry Inn life is seen through Carol’s eyes, a homemaker in the 1930s. It is a story about simple sacrifices and kindnesses. Behind Carol’s decision to home educate is a philosophy that I call “The Gentle Art of Learning”. Mornings are spent teaching her children, Donald and Emily. She tries some new subjects; Picture Study and Music Appreciation. She and her children walk down tree-lined country roads to the village of Appleton. They visit the venerable members of their community who demonstrate their early American skills. Afternoons are also spent canning and cooking Blackberry Inn’s bountiful harvest. Guests appreciate Carol’s delicious country meals served family style on the long table. (Recipes are
Although this is a sequel to Pocketful of Pinecones, the story can stand on its own. Those who were introduced to Emma Cook, a woman full of radiant hospitality, the benevolent bachelor Mr. Fortesque, and others, will meet them again and get to know them better.
Softcover, illustrated by my son, Nigel Andreola, 225 pages