There is an author and illustrator who I adore. Her name is Susan Branch, and she publishes a blog that is inspiring and beautiful and spreads large doses of joy and positivity. If you care to check her out, click here and you will easily be transported there.
She's written and illustrated forty-some books including three autobiographical ones.
I'm now the proud owner of these three and will read all of them many times over not only for the story within but to feast my eyes on her illustrations. All of her books are done in a personally unique style with photographs and her own amazing water color illustrations throughout.
These three books were not written in chronological order so don't let the publication dates throw you off should you seek them out. If you do choose to read them, start with The Fairy Tale Girl, then Martha's Vineyard Isle of Dreams, ending with A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside. Each book stands alone but her whole story comes together more completely by reading them in the above order.
Okay, off I go now to read her latest blog post. Again. To drink in that which gives me a (sometimes) needed shove toward looking on the beautiful, positive side of life.
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