Author Elizabeth Brown delivers an eloquent reminder of bygone days with her tales of farm living during the 30s and 40s. Her graceful style draws her readers in and delights them with her fond memories of a day and age when pleasures were often small and unassuming.
It was a time and place of beauty, where purity was the fashion and childhood innocence cast a natural glow throughout the house and across the seemingly endless fields.
Video games and computers had not yet entered the household and families would sit by a fire and spend valuable time together communicating their thoughts, desires, and dreams to one another.
In a style reminiscent to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House on the Prairie” series, Ms. Brown opens a window in time as she crafts a story of hope from a time that was often filled with daily struggles.
The joys of farm life were frequently found in the slightest of details; a vivid blue sky, the smell of fresh-baked pies and newly mown hay, a refreshing leap into the community swimming hole—all of these are embodied in Ms. Brown’s fascinating voyage back to a life experience like no other.
“Ms. Brown’s legacy is a grateful reminder of the firm and established roots of our nation,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “Tales of Our Youth: Generations of Love & Hope represents a sincere appreciation for a modest, yet inspirational, upbringing.”
After leaving the farm and raising four children, Elizabeth Brown became widowed after twenty-seven years of marriage. Reinventing herself, she went back to school; and throughout the years, was fortunate enough to pursue any project that interested her.
She says, “The following by Erma Bombeck says it best for me: ‘When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me”.’”