While I have only just began to delve into the delightful pages of this book, I can attest already that it is nothing which paints a portrait of weak minded, dependent females. Rather is celebrates the strength of womanhood in its rendering of women of all ages who come together and give support, strength and loyalty to others, often above and beyond the call of duty, going so far as putting aside their own needs many times. This made me recall all the women in my life who have been there for me, helping from the first breath I took on my own and throughout my entire life thus far...giving me comfort as needed, prayers as needed and helping me realize my own confidence and self worth. It is a lovely book written by women praising the women who have touched their own lives in some way; about mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and friends. If you are a woman, you will love this book and if you are a man, you may learn something very valuable. I say that last with sincere respect for the Men of the world and love in my heart for the men who have touched my own life~
With her book 'Women of the Round Table' Phibby Venable has created a cast of characters that are complex, yet understandable and likable. Her story line grabs a reader from page one and does not let go until the end.This may be a small press publication, but it ranks higher than the glossy 'best sellers' put forth by the big houses.