LeAnne Hardy

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My Not-so-ordinary World

Post Mother's Day Musings: The Joy of Being One!

May 15, 2011

Tags: motherhood, mother's day

Last week we remembered and honored our mothers.

This week I would like to talk about the joy of being one!

Katie made me a mom. I guess it isn’t fair (more…)

Mother's Day 1946

May 8, 2011

Tags: mother's day, Letha Stuart Smith, LeAnne Hardy

Charles and Lee Smith, May 12, 1946
Mother’s Day 1946. My parents were married in Indianapolis, Indiana. My mother wore a blue suit that afterwards was her best church outfit. They intended to be missionaries to India, but my dad came down with tuberculosis that year and my mom with rheumatic fever, and it was eighteen years before they made it to India.

My mother was an exuberant, enthusiastic person. She loved hiking in Brown County, building trails on the property my father bought in the late 1970s. For years she led a neighborhood (more…)

Selected Works

Young Adult Fiction
The truth could cost Sindi everything, but keeping the secret might cost her more.
Ben will be dead meat if the guys find out what he's doing at the ice rink in the early mornings.
It’s never fun to be different, and Brazilian–born Cristina Larson feels very different.
Despite the war, Keri’s parents wouldn’t let anything really bad happen to her... would they?
Glastonbury Grail Series
Book 1. A tale of the Holy Grail and the tumultuous England of King Henry VIII
Book 2. Colin returns to Wales with the ancient olivewood cup. But why does it show none of the supernatural power it displayed in Glastonbury?
Picture Book
Who will take care of Lindiwe when her sick mother passes?
God is like many things in a small African boy’s world—the wind, a rock, even his mother.

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