I am so pleased with this book. The condition I received it in was wonderful. But more than that, the "condition" of the subject was exactly what I was looking for. The description is quite accurate of what this book entails. I am in the midst of reading it with my 13 year old daughter. We have had such wonderful discussions. I wasn't given the "keys" to femininity and grace during that crucial time in my life but thankfully God blessed my ignorance. However, I want to impart all that He has for my daughter(s) so that they won't have to figure it out like I did. This book will be a tremendous asset.
This book has beautiful language that helps girls age gracefully into womanhood. It is best done with mother reading it to daughters so that explanations and discussions can take place. I highly recommend it.
I was astonished to find a lot of answers to questions my six year old daughter asks in this book. I make the answers age appropriate, however, she truly gets a clear picture with the writers' stories and analogies. My little girl loves stories. I take daily lessons from each chapter I read and apply them to her character development. Girls are becoming more inquisitive at younger ages. With Scriptures from the Bible readily available, I can teach my girls how to carry themselves as ladies. How important it is not to follow the world's views on womanhood. It's never too early for parents with daughters to pick up this book and read it. It will prepare you for raising strong, thoughtful, courteous, and obedient girls.
Having an older daughter (age 21) I thought I remembered what it is to raise a young lady. I thought this book probably would be a refresher course for me. I was surprised! My 2nd daughter only 9 1/2 was becoming a young lady before I realized. This was a wonderful way to talk casually with her regarding how I had felt as a young girl. I forgot how to think about these things. This was a way I could read ahead and decide if she was ready and then talk about them as I was remembering my own childhood transition. I almost lost this wonderful opportunity. She was ready for some but not all.Using the Companion Guide along with the book, gave some wonderful jumping off points. I am not always able to put thoughts into practical applications, Mrs. Noonan knows what it is to talk about and teach in a personal way. I highly recommend using the bible scripture activities in the companion guide. I was able to turn it into a mommy-daughter time that helped my daughter talk about what she had been thinking as well as the book time.For me, I appreciated the books for articulating exactly what motherhood is. Many times I get overwhelmed by the logistics of how to run my house and forget "why". How many of our daughters know what it is to "act" like a mother, but not sure why it is important as a God-given joy and responsibility.This was a good book to use in pieces and choose what was right for the time and what to save for later. I am so glad I took the time to treasure these rare days with my daughter