Book Journeys

Book Journeys – The Biltmore – Gardens

On this day, 119 years ago, George and Edith Vanderbilt married in a service in France. After their four-month long honeymoon, George brought his bride (called by many of the Appalachian natives ‘a princess’) back home to his estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. I can’t even imagine what Edith’s first thoughts… Continue reading Book Journeys – The Biltmore – Gardens

Book Journeys, Fiction Book Reviews

Book Journeys – Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

We are taking another little detour from our Biltmore Series to visit a location that appears in Undaunted Hope by Jody Hedlund. This is the third book in the Beacons of Hope Series which revolves around lighthouses and inspired by the REAL women who operated them throughout history. This book takes place on the Keweenaw Peninsula in… Continue reading Book Journeys – Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

Book Journeys, Fiction Book Reviews

Book Journeys – The Biltmore Series – Downstairs

Our last Book Journey gave an introduction to The Biltmore as a whole, so today, we’re going to take a little tour downstairs. I’ll stop before we get to the library because that’s going to be its own post 😉 But…let’s begin…with our approach. The house sits in a most lovely area. The three mile… Continue reading Book Journeys – The Biltmore Series – Downstairs

Fiction Book Reviews

Guilded and Gracious

My husband and I went to tour The Biltmore House for our Valentine's Day celebration. It was such a fun time and there was a special exhibit - the costumes of Downton Abbey were on display. Hubs bought me a Valentine's gift too - a Downton necklace 😉 But among the beautiful costumes and fantastic… Continue reading Guilded and Gracious