I have a friend who tells me his teenage daughter learned how to be independent through reading my “spunky woman” books. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do think this is one of my favorite comments on Amazon:
The lessons taught through each of the female characters in this series combine to reveal a most beautiful creation in the Lord–woman. Spiritual strength, creative joy, raw courage, responsibility, commitment, obedience, ingenuity, compassionate wisdom, all with a sense of humor. I loved the way this series ended! As always, there was wonderful spiritual counsel and wisdom all the way through this novel and the entire series.
I am not a strident feminist, but I do believe we women have incredible strengths and gifts. God has given us powers–particularly the power of influence–and we must know how to use them wisely. My Cahira girls don’t abandon the role of womanhood because they dislike being women; they do it because circumstances force them to be creative and clever. And they are . . . no doormats here! But all of them find their place in partnership with a godly man (yes, these books have romance!), and all of them find their worth in the Lord.
Tomorrow: any questions? Leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.