Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.
Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.
Ms. Rochenski’s Links:
Top Five books made into movies
Pride & Prejudice 2005 – The tension between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy while they argue in the rain—the truthful, hurtful words—the desire to kiss. LOVE!! Both so stubborn, too bent on speaking their minds rather than following their desires. At least they figured it out in the end!
Beauty and the Beast 1991 Disney version – Never a more beautiful love story than falling in love with a soul rather than the body containing it.
Cold Mountain 2003 – While I had difficulties reading the book, the film was spectacular. Given the fact I adore Jude Law, I could be prejudice, though. I loved the innocence throughout, and that moment when they declare their love—I marry you, I marry you, I marry you—only to have the crow vision come true in the worst way imaginable, is truly heart wrenching.
Gone With the Wind – I don’t believe a reason why is necessary.
Last of the Mohicans 1992 – When Uncas tries to save Alice from Magua, and the look on Alice’s face as she stand on the cliff’s edge, haunts my mind even after all these years. I balled my eyes out the first time I watched the movie, and for days afterward, if I thought too long on the tragic scene, a dry sob caught in my throat.
Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed.
Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow’s unrelenting waves of grief.