Testimonials for Cabin Glory:

“I’m sitting here with my mother reading Cabin Glory to her. She loves your stories. Being legally blind and having a very short memory, these are short enough that each chapter can be read without needing to remember and she doesn’t have to struggle to read for a long time. We are laughing at your funny memories. Thanks for a perfect book!” – Jill Kattau, Battle Creek, Michigan

“I intend to give Christy’s books as cabin-warming gifts. I really do love reading her stories. It’s like Garrison Keillor meets Erma Bombeck, with little charming Hoosier-isms thrown in. Christy really has a gift. Whenever I read one of her stories, it makes my day a little better.”– Alison Baker Tatlow, Kirkwood, Missouri

“My wife and I adore this book. Our family has owned cabin property for 35 years. When I read Cabin Glory, I felt like the author had told our life story.” -Bob Peterson, Indian River, Michigan

“Just bought your book. You have such a calm sense about you, I thought it would be a great choice to read during harried moments in my life.” – Sheri Lyn Saretsky, San Diego, California

“A fun read. It reminds me of all the wonderful times and memories made at our lake house as well for my family. Short stories which made it great for taking on the boat or a quick morning moment while the lake house was still quiet with sleeping bodies and I could take a few minutes of me time to read story here or there. A recommended read.” – Kindred Spirits at Childs Cove, Virginia

“Christy’s writing style reminds me of Ernest Hemingway. Her descriptions transport me. I also enjoy the short story format. Convenient to read.”– Bruce Enz, Avon, Indiana

Cabin Glory is a wonderful book containing a series of stories ranging from semi-serious to utterly hilarious with some good life lessons and all-American family values included. Each story is stand-alone, meaning that one does not depend on another, making this book perfect for picking up and reading for a few minutes as an excellent attitude adjuster or longer if you want to prolong your enjoyment. The stories, filled with entertaining detail and witty humor, revolve around a wholesome family’s life at their cabin retreat on what is described as a perfect lakeside setting. The highly entertaining events involve family friends, and neighbors in a wide range of scenarios. The stories illustrate life’s many simple pleasures, which are easily forgotten, but are yet still so readily available. The author’s commitment to her passion for the cabin vacation lifestyle, love of family and friends, and enthusiasm for life’s opportunities makes this book a refreshing uplifting read.” –Tim Terry, Rotunda West, Florida

“I’m placing Cabin Glory on the living room coffee table where anyone can sit, overlook the lake, and read Christy’s heartfelt stories. I can certainly see a bit of Erma Bombeck in Christy’s stories, and it makes them feel personal to us. Christy’s writing definitely resonates with all us cabin people.” – Don & Kathy Anderson, Hayward, Wisconsin

“A delightful read! You don’t have to read long before wishing for a cabin by a lake! I felt like I was there as I could picture each member of Christy’s family through each adventure. I laughed out loud at some of the chapters and enjoyed them all. This book makes a great gift to give your friends.” – Arllys Papke, Bloomington, Indiana

“English is not my native language, but with Christy’s stories, I can visualize everything. I can see how her father is feeling. I can picture what she is wearing. I feel as if I’m there at the lake with her. She paints a beautiful picture.” – Fito Paic, the Philippines

“When I think of the stories in Cabin Glory, I can’t help but smile. Each is a warm and often humorous visit to the lake. The author’s conversational tone makes the reader feel as if he or she were sitting on the dock next to her, taking in a sunset and visiting over a cup of hot chocolate. This collection of personal essays about memories of times at the cabin is the perfect escape from the craziness of daily life. When reading Cabin Glory, I looked forward to making my escape each time I read a new essay. I only wish there were more!” – Kathy Anderson, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“If you are looking for a good summer read, look no further. Christy Heitger-Ewing’s book Cabin Glory is delightful and perfect for a pool or beach read. Each chapter is reminiscent of time spent at the family cabin over many summers of her life. Her descriptions are so vivid, you can hear the lake water lapping at the bank and feel the crisp cool evening air when the sun goes down and everything in between. It reminds me of “The Old Man and the Boy” by Robert Ruark. Engaging glimpses into life and times. The cabin we spent time in was not on a lake but on a beautiful small river in the mountains of northeast Alabama. Wonderful memories come flooding back as I read the stories in Cabin Glory.” – Douglas Maddox, Rome, Georgia

“I don’t know much about cabin living, but I would read anything that Christy writes. She’s terrific. If you’ve had great experiences retreating in a cabin or just wish you were in one right now, this book might be just up your alley. Or would make a great gift.” – Kelly Carr, Editor, The Lookout Magazine, Cincinnati, Ohio

“I started Christy’s book last night and I love it. I’m trying not to read it too fast so I can savor the memories it delivers from my own childhood when times seemed so much more simple.” – Russell Hill, Bloomington, Indiana

“I don’t own a summer cabin, but after reading this delightful book, I certainly can understand why so many people live for going up north for the summer. The author writes with first-hand knowledge of her many experiences on the lake with family and friends. From swooping (and pooping) seagulls to gawking teenage boys to cabin weddings to ants in the attic, the stories will bring a smile to your face. The experiences are all vividly told with the author’s wonderful sense of humor, and the reader easily gets into the short but oh-so-interesting stories. Pick up this lovely book, relax in the hammock, and enjoy. You might even find yourself laughing out loud!” -JKG, Chicago, Illinois

-“Reading Christy’s book, I feel like I’m sitting on the dock looking out at the lake while I read it!” -Rachel F., Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Just finished the book and I highly recommend it. It will be one of the first things I pack when we make our first trip to our cabin up north this spring. Great book to read on a sunny deck, or inside on a rainy day. I will be looking forward to the next book by Heitger-Ewing.” – Mari Hebert, Cheboygan, Michigan

“I can’t recall the last time I read a book as refreshing as Cabin Glory. I don’t want to put it down.” – Larry Grubbs, Harrison, Ohio

“This is a hammock book, a summer-evening book, a when-you-need-a-smile book. These vignettes come from a deep-down place of warmth and love for place, family, friends, and memories yet to be made. It’s a gentle and evocative reminder of how much can be taken from a simple yet beautiful physical space that offers myriad opportunities to enjoy personally but, even more important, to share, an abiding respect for community in its many permutations. Although the cabin and lake take center physical stage, this, too, is a book of keen observations and insights from an obviously extraordinarily bright woman with a love of words and an eye and ear attuned to the delightful nuances of human nature. In a world of daily harshness and often nightmarish reality of a different kind, it’s refreshing and invigorating to have word pictures like this, pictures of other, more-kind and life-affirming aspects of reality that we also need. Read it, relax, and be prepared to smile a lot and open another cold one or pour a big ol’ glass of iced tea.” – Sammy Parker, Alpharetta, Georgia

“I really enjoyed this book. It’s a great feel-good book that brings back all of the memories from my youth. My daughter is going to start reading it next. Then on to my parents. The author’s writing does bring joy to people. What a talent!” -Mike Fritz, Indianapolis, IN

“I started reading Cabin Glory last night and am loving it. It has me laughing out loud. Such a well written book.” – Jan Gillings, Edwardsville, Illinois

“You don’t have to be a cabin person to enjoy Cabin Glory; the family memories and seasonal adventures come to life in a vivid fashion that will put you lakeside, with or without your own cabin. The warm retelling of these family tales will have you smiling over what happens here, and is likely to trigger fond memories of your own connected stories. Joy and familial love abound; a real vacation between the covers! – Laurie Pellerite, Woodbury, Minnesota

“This is one of those books that transplants you to another time and place. It’s a world where you can enjoy a summer vacation, a relaxing dip in the lake, or an exciting ride on a speed boat. This is one of those books that just makes you feel good. It gives you that escape after a long day at work. And if you have the fortune of spending time in a cabin, you will instantly relate to the stories in the this book. You’ll be smiling along, nodding in your head, thinking, “Yep, I know exactly what she’s talking about!” And if you haven’t spent time in a cabin, I bet you’ll want to after reading these stories! Christy is a truly gift author. She’ll put a smile on your face. This is definitely a book that I think anyone would enjoy!” – Jen Feiner, Bloomington, Indiana

Cabin Glory is a fun set of short stories centering on a wholesome family and their many exciting experiences living in a summer vacation cabin alongside Michigan’s lakes. The many short anecdotes are humorous, fast-paced, and presented in a format conducive to enjoyable reading that you can put down and easily pick up again later. The resemblance to better days past, coupled with vivid details, provide for an uplifting reading experience. This book will have a permanent residence on my coffee table for others to enjoy.”  -Deltagirl, Sarasota, Florida

“A nice book about the ‘good things in life.’ It is based on the true adventures of the author, and how finding peace in life with family is a treasured and realistic goal. The book transforms from the most simplest cabins through family neighborhood friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Although the stories are simple and personal, they provide insight on how capitalizing on opportunities–even ones not originally perceived as opportunities–can lead to increased friendships, adventures, and happiness. An easy, nice read.” – Larry Rittenberg, Madison, Wisconsin

“A ‘Need-a-Smile’ book is the perfect phrase to describe this book. Whether you’ve owned or visited a cabin or vacation home or not, Christy’s stories of vacationing in northern Michigan will bring a smile to your face. Her writing style in this book is like chatting about her trip to Michigan over a cup of coffee with her across the table from you–an ongoing coffee chat where each chapter is a new adventure she shares from her heart. Even if you are unable to take a real vacation, the stories in this book will provide a vacation from the everyday stresses of life.” – Mark Fergus, Columbus, Ohio

Cabin Glory is a great read for anyone who has loved a cabin on a lake, or just wished they had the opportunity to. The writing is skilled, funny, and insightful, with a variety of stories ranging from the poignant to the irreverent. Through the vignettes, the reader gets to see Christy grow up, through her fun pre-teen years, her more angst-ridden teen years, and then through marriage and motherhood. The author is a good story-teller with just the right touch for a punch-line. An entertaining and enjoyable book, written well and with love.” – Writer’s Digest judge

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