Saturday, November 29, 2014

Review of Footprints on the Ceiling


                                                  MINNESOTA GIRLS
Meet Dorcas Smucker, author of Footprints on the Ceiling.  Today I am posting a review of her newest book.  Many long years ago my sister, Ladina, and I met Dorcas and her sister, Rebecca.
We compared notes and discovered Dorcas and Ladina were the same age, and Rebecca and I were close to the same age.  We became pen pals and wrote to each other for awhile.  I wish I could say we all were bosom friends for ever and ever, but we lost track of each other and stopped writing and never heard from each other again . . .  until someone emailed me an essay one day and it was written by Dorcas Smucker.  I asked Ladina about it and we put two and two together and came up with four.  This is the same Dorcas that used to write to Ladina.  Before long I was able to catch up with Rebecca by reading the essays.  After awhile the essays were compiled into books and I ordered them to add to my collection. 
Laugh and cry your way through Footprints on the Ceiling.  Dorcas mentions in one of her other books that her collection of essays can be read slowly, like sipping tea. Usually I find myself reading them through as fast as I can and then starting all over again and reading more slowly the second time. 


When I first saw the cover of Dorcas Smucker's new book a faint memory of a story about Abraham Lincoln came to mind.  He played a trick on his stepmother by lifting small people with muddy feet upside down and high in the air to walk across the ceiling. His stepmom quickly figured it out because she was already familiar with Abe's antics.  It seemed to me that one of Dorcas' crew would be mischievous enough to pull off a stunt like that after reading her other books.

Ordinary Days

Upstairs the Peasants are Revolting

Downstairs the Queen is  Knitting

Tea and Trouble Brewing

There was one small mystery -
the initials beside the footprint on the cover say D.Y.
You will want to enter the drawing
and win this book to solve the puzzle.
(Leave your comments at the end of this post and a week from today
I will put all the names in a hat and my daughter,
Krysta, will choose the winner.) 
Email your snail mail address to me at bluebirdhills80@gmail.com
and I will mail the winner a copy of this book.

Or order the book:

Footprints on the Ceiling is available for $15 per book, postage included. 

You can mail a check to:
Dorcas Smucker
31148 Substation Drive
Harrisburg, OR 97446
US addresses only

If you live in Canada or overseas, email Dorcas at 
dorcassmucker@gmail.com.  You can ask Dorcas for info about
ordering her other books.  You will also find Footprints on the Ceiling on Amazon.

You can follow Dorcas on her blog:
www.dorcassmucker.blogspot.com

You're in for a real treat.  Dorcas Smucker's books are down-to-earth,
funny and sometimes sad.  They make wonderful gifts for your mom
and all the other gals in your family.  Even the guys in your family
will ask, "What are you laughing at now?"



41 comments:

Lanita said...

I would love to win this book! And I have a guess about the initials on the cover...

Jackie Miller said...

I enjoy Dorcas' writing and would love to win this book for my family.

Anon said...

Love Dorcas' writings!

Anonymous said...

That's happened to me: "What are you laughing at now?" Dorcas' writings do that to me plus make me cry. I would enjoy being the winner of this copy of Dorcas' latest book.

Anonymous said...

You could save on shipping if you let me win this book =) You could just give it to me at Christmas =)

Joyce Mummau said...

It would be a pleasure to win the book and I, too, hav guessed the initial thing:)

Sue K. said...

I would love to be a winner! Dorcas is a wonderful writer and I need this book to complete my Smucker collection!

Barbara said...

Would love to have Dorcas' new book to add to my collection.

Anonymous said...

Would love to win=)

Rhonda said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book, whether I win one or not! I have the other three and loved them the whole way through!

Anonymous said...

Pick me pick me

Anonymous said...

I would love to win.
-Liz

Aurelia said...

I keep hoping, but....

Janelle Martin said...

Would LOVE LOVE to win this delightful looking book!

Janelle Martin said...

Would love to win this delightful looking book!!

Janelle Martin said...

Would love to win this delightful looking book

Janelle Martin said...

Would love to win this delightful looking book!

Susanna said...

I would also love to win this book! :)

Mary Ann Mast said...

I would so LOVE to win the book to share with our church library. Mary Ann Mast

Twila said...
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Twila said...

I love Dorcas's writings and along with everyone else, would love to win this book!

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy a good book! I've read Dorcas' other books. I, too, read the stories fast, then reread them more slowly to make sure I got all the little details!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win Dorcas' latest book!
glendafayemiller@juno.com

mb welch said...

I love Dorcas' other books. I am holding off buying to see if I win...then I will probably order some for gifts!

It always feels as if you are sitting at the kitchen table after a meal and sharing stories when you read her work. She has a gift for "noticing" what a lot of people miss; and she spins her tales in such a way that you feel like you know people you've never met.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!!!!
-Natalie

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book.
Ruth

Anonymous said...

Would love to win! Will share my copy with mom :) Janine
-you should have my email?

Dorcas Byler said...

I need to get this book somehow, so winning it would be fun!

On the Hill said...

I enjoy reading your posts...and have been hearing about this book...would be fun to have it!! :-)

Lisa said...

I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity! :-) Lisa fyrefairymomma@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. Janet jameshetler84@gmail.com

Joanna Friesen said...

I want it! :)

Anonymous said...

Would love to win to figure out the D.Y. initials! :)
Dorcas Siegrist

Anonymous said...

Oh, I enjoyed her other books and would love to read this one too!
-Lori (zeisetfamily@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know what the DY stands for! Would love to win the book! twila@bsmucker.eu.org

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading what Dorcas writes. I have one of her books and would love to win this one.
ktweaverfamily@live.com

Anonymous said...

I would be so excited to win this book! -Beverly (beverlyging@yahoo.com)

Rachel Miller said...

I enjoy Dorcas's writing and i'd love to win: )
Rachel

Rachel Miller said...

Btw, my email address is lynrae8@gmail.com
Rachel Miller

Irene said...

interesting...I also met Rebecca and Dorcas as a young girl...the other day I just happened upon a picture I took of them when we visited! We wrote awhile then lost contact till a very brief meeting with Dorcas at a mission in Kenya some 30-35 years later. There I was introduced to her books...discovered my mom had one which I read while caring for one of my parents. I've enjoyed following her blogs ever since...my family gets involved, too! Would love to enjoy this book! imjam@emypeople.net

Anonymous said...

I'd be thrilled to win it=) Rachelle