There Was Always Laughter in Our House by Sarah Holman: Blog Tour + Spotlight + Exclusive Giveaway: Life, Laughter, and the Unfortunate Case of Turkin, Thanksgiving Turkey

Hey, all, it’s Alexa! And I’m excited to present to you Sarah Holman’s newest book There Was Always Laughter in Our House, true stories of her life growing up in a Christian homeschool family.

There Was Always Laughter in Our House by Sarah Holman

What do you get when you mix two parents who grew up in the city, six kids who have always lived in the country, and add homeschooling? You get a whole lot of laughter!

Homeschool graduate and author Sarah Holman shares stories about her family that range from thought-provoking to side-splitting. She shares both hilarious mistakes and heartbreaking moments in her family. In this collection of stories, she endeavors to capture some of the answers to the questions people have often asked her about growing up in a conservative homeschool family as well as some of the wisdom she has gleaned along the way. Sarah invites you to open up this scrapbook of memories. She hopes that you come away encouraged, inspired…and laughing.



Since they had six acres of land, my parents decided that they would become country people. They purchased chickens, planted a garden, and even decided to raise a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. We proudly named it Turkin and fed that thing so much that it had trouble walking. It was at this said Thanksgiving that our parents first discovered the hazards of raising kids in the country.

Michael, Rose, and I sat on the fence while we watched our mom with an open book and our dad with the turkey, trying to figure out how to chop it up for our meal. While my dad hated killing a live animal, and my mother wasn’t thrilled at all the flopping around and blood, us kids watched with interest and amusement. We also were a bit confused at our parents’ hesitation.

“Didn’t we get it to eat?” one of us asked (by us I mean the kid who was always saying whatever she thought: me). It was probably at this moment that Dad and Mom realized how different it was going to be raising kids in the country. How different they didn’t realize until we were busy eating the turkey.

“Doesn’t Turkin taste good?” one of us said (probably me).

Both parents turned a little green. The kids agreed and stuffed more of the meat into their mouths.


*snorts with laughter* lol, well they did get it to eat… 😉

Although I didn’t grow up in the country, as a fellow homeschool graduate, this book sounds wonderful to me, a story I’d absolutely relate to! Craziness, inside jokes, fights as families have, fun, love, and at the end of it, always laughter. This looks like it’s gonna be good! If you’d like to pick up a copy for yourself, you can pre-order the kindle version on Amazon for $2.99.

About the Author:

Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined. You can find out more about her at her website


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Hope you enjoyed the post, and don’t forget to check out the other spots on the tour! Each one has their own exclusive giveaway. 😊

Tour Schedule:

November 16

Reachel – What stories are you going to include, Sarah?

J Grace Pennington – An interview

Esther Filbrun – A review

Tarissa Graves – A review

November 17

Leona Ruth – A review

Chloe – A review

November 18

Kaylee – A review

Alexa – A Thanksgiving Story (that would be me. 🙂 )

November 19

Liv K. Fisher – Short Girl Jokes

Kelsey Bryant – A review

So, what do you think about the book? Have any fun Thanksgiving stories to share? Can’t wait to hear from you, and I’ll see you in the comment section!

Love, Alexa ❤

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