Becky told me about this book series, by Terri Blackstock, that she was reading and that she was hooked. Then Brenda mentioned that she couldn't find book 3 of this series, so she read book 4. Those two comments got my attention.
I have never read Terri Blackstock before. My for fun reading time is limited during the school year and I tend to stick to authors I know. Tuesday night we were at a really neat public library, cafe, community building, Becky looked for book 3, but couldn't find it, and I asked if they had book 1. She said that she didn't see it. However, later, when we were looking around I happened to see the shelf where it would be and book 1 was there! The library volunteer told me she had just shelved it.
I read the first couple of chapters that night, then picked it up again yesterday. I couldn't put it down. It deals with a crisis that could happen today and how a family and their community deal with it.
Even if a similar situation never happened, I believe that knowing how to garden, can produce, raise chickens, sew, knit, and do many other basic life skills are so important in these tough economic times.
By the way, I finished the book early this morning and now am on the look out for book 2. And for those of you who can't find book 3 - Christian Book Distributors has it.