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January’s Character Sketch ~ Carolyn Faith Woodsmall

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January’s Character Sketch ~ Carolyn Faith Woodsmall

Good evening, blog readers! Some of you have expressed excited interest in learning more about the character’s personal lives in the series “The Woodsmall Sisters.” Granted, these books are a diary in which the girls themselves are writing, but how about a sneak preview? Carolyn, Bethany, Laura, and their family are like family to me, so I hope you all enjoy meeting them as well! So without enclosing too much to spoil the book, I bring you *one* of my favorite characters, Carolyn Faith Woodsmall!


*Carolyn Faith Woodsmall is 13 years old when her Momma gives Carolyn her very own diary. Momma knew this was the perfect gift for Carolyn, who is an aspiring writer. Carolyn loves everything to do with writing including reading, telling stories to her younger sisters, and receiving letters from Sweden. Life on the prairie can be a difficult life, but Carolyn wouldn’t imagine it any other way. A very family-oriented person, Carolyn thrives in family time, reminiscing on times gone past and family traditions that have been passed down through generations.


Fun Facts about Carolyn:

Hobbies ~ cooking family dinners, baking special treats for family members, reading, writing, and riding

Lifelong dream ~ become a famous writer; be a mother just like her own Momma

Birthplace ~ Sweden

Most exciting trip ~ traveling from Sweden to America with cousins

Home ~ small farmhouse on the prairie in Minnesota

Siblings ~ older brother Jesse, younger sister Bethany, and younger sister Laura

Meaning of “Carolyn” ~ Little Womanly One

Meaning of “Faith” ~ Faith

Personality ~ kind, very first-born, organizer, caring, respectful, loving

Favorite color ~ Red

Hair Color/Eye Color ~ Brown hair that “shimmers when the sun hits it” and deep brown eyes

Favorite Tradition/Holiday ~ St. Lucia’s Day and Christmas

Life Verse ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Birthday ~ June 15


Any other questions you have about Carolyn? Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! Also, stay tuned for February’s character sketch about Juliana Woodsmall, Carolyn’s beloved Momma!