Book Title: Lessons at Blackberry Inn: Adventures with the Gentle Art of Learning(TM)
Publisher: Charlotte Mason Research & Supply Company
Author: Karen Andreola
Unlike any other book in the Homeschool World!
Take a few soothing moments to open the pages of Lessons at Blackberry Inn. You will find yourself sweetly transported to the village of Appleton, in the 1930's, where you will get a peek at how Carol serves her family with faith, hope, and love. If you wish to be upheld in your desire to
love your husband,
treasure your children,
recapture the joys of home learning,
or be reminded of the value of homemaking,
Karen Andreola invites you to a place where these things are lived out; she invites you to Blackberry Inn.
The homeschool mother who receives little encouragement within the world in which she lives will find this story especially uplifting. The culture which surrounds her is against her, and the tensions of the modern world can make her feel more tired than she already is. Therefore the author provides a mother with a whole neighborhood of characters that serve one another with kindness.
The principles of living the educational life are so naturally woven into the story that you may find yourself so curious to know what happens to the characters that you do not notice just how much of a how to book Lessons at Blackberry Inn really is. And yet a golden nugget of an idea appears at the turn of every page, waiting to provide you with a practical suggestion and the inspiration to carry it out. Read how Carol and her children:
appreciate art, music, and literature,
explore history and science,
keep up with chores,
cook healthy meals,
and live frugally.
The author's son, Nigel Andreola, decorated each chapter with his fine pencil drawings.
Comments from Readers:
"Such an encouraging and edifying story - refreshment to my soul after a long day of homeschooling." Sarah
"Keep writing. The kids and I want the stories to continue. We have fallen in love with the characters."Tonya