Books, Movies & Guest Posts

Book Reviews

An Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey
Behold the Dawn by K.M. Weiland
Belle by Cameron Dokey
Cinderella's Around the World (picture books, six mini-reviews)
Emma by Jane Austen
For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Lost Lake House by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Mara: Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
The Princess and the Prince by V.H. Stringer
The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Book Reviews: Home education

For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School by Susan Shaeffer Macaulay

Movie Reviews


A Royal Christmas (2014) with Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan, and Jane Seymour
Angel and the Badman (1947) with John Wayne and Gail Russell (MR)

Captain Blood (1935) with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
Cinderella (R&H 1957) with Julie Andrews and Jon Cypher
Cinderella (R&H 1965) with Leslie Ann Warren and Stuart Damon
Cinderella (2015) with Lily James, Richard Madden, and Cate Blanchett

Dodge City (1939) with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland (MR)

Emma (BBC 1972) with Doran Godwin and John Carson
Emma (1996) with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam
Emma (A&E 1996) with Kate Beckinsale and Mark Strong
Emma (BBC 2009) with Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller
Ever After (1998) with Drew Barrymore and Dougray Scott

High Noon (1952) with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly (MR)

Little Women (1949) with June Allyson, Janet Leigh, Margaret O'Brien, and Elizabeth Taylor
Little Women (1978) with William Shatner
Love Begins (2011) with Wes Brown and Julie Mond (MR)
Love Comes Softly (2003) with Katherine Heigl and Dale Midkiff

North & South (BBC 1975) with Patrick Stewart
North & South (BBC 2004) with Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe

Persuasion (BBC 2007) with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones

Rawhide (1951) with Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward (MR)
Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953) with Richard Todd
Royal Wedding with Fred Astaire and Jane Powell

Sense & Sensibility (1995) with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet
Shadow on the Mesa (2013) with Kevin Sorbo, Meredith Baxter, and Wes Brown
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) with John Wayne (MR)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) with John Wayne
Silverado (1985) with Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover, and Kevin Costner (MR)
Sound of Music, Live! (2013) with Carrie Underwood
Stagecoach (1939) with John Wayne and Claire Trevor
Stagecoach (1966) with Ann-Margret and Alex Cord (MR)
Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) with James Garner (MR)

The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) with Bill Pullman (MR)
The Big Country (1958) with Gregory Peck and Jean Simmons (MR)
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) with Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) with Glenn Ford and Jeanne Crain (MR)
The Gunfighter (1950) with Gregory Peck (MR)
The Hunt for Red October (1990) with Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin
The Lone Ranger (2013) with Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp (MR)
The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005) with Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich, and Mare Winningham
The Magnificent Seven (1960) with Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, etc. (MR)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) with John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart (MR)
The Music Man (2003) with Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth
The Ransom of Red Chief (1998) with Christopher Lloyd and Haley Joel Osment (MR)
The Sea Hawk (1940) with Errol Flynn
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) with John Wayne and Dean Martin (MR)
The Virginian (1929) with Gary Cooper and Mary Brian (MR)
The Virginian (1946) with Joel McCrea and Barbara Britton (MR)
The Westerner (1940) with Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan (MR)
3:10 to Yuma (1957) with Glenn Ford and Van Heflin (MR)
Tombstone (1993) with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer (MR)
Toy Story 2 (1999) (MR)

Union Pacific (1939) with Joel McCrea and Barbara Stanwyck (MR)

Westward Ho The Wagons! (1956) with Fess Parker, Kathleen Crowley and Jeff York

Guest Posts

A character sketch of Amy March for Hamlette's blog The Edge of the Precipice ~ Link
A character sketch of Faramir for Hamlette's blog The Edge of the Precipice ~ Link
A character sketch of Frodo for Hamlette's blog The Edge of the Precipice ~ Link
A look at the '05 P&P for Evie's blog A Period Drama Fangirl reposted here ~ Link
A look at Sisters in Austen for Rose's blog The Best of Classics ~ Link
Blessings post on Blessing Counter's blog Counting Your Blessings One by One ~ Link
Emma BBC 1972 film review reposted on Lois's blog You, Me and a Cup of Tea ~ Link


For the Society of Literary Ladies on Emma Jane's blog A Lantern in Her Hand ~ Link

Guest Posts on The Brandywine

Before Midnight: A Cinderella Retelling by Cameron Dokey // Guest post by Ekaterina ~ Link
Dress Study Emma '09 // Guest post by Naomi ~ Link
Persuasion by Jane Austen // Guest post by Jessica Prescott ~ Link
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