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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours Presents: Passport to Murder by Mary Angela & Giveaway


Passport to Murder (Professor Prather Mystery) by Mary Angela

 

 

 



Passport to Murder (Professor Prather Mystery) Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Camel Press (September 15, 2017) Paperback: 272 pages ISBN-13: 978-1603816533 



 



Start with an unlucky number. Throw in a romantic location. Include a dashing Frenchman and an uncompromising professor. And you have all the ingredients for a passport to murder. This semester, it seems that Professor Prather's dreams are about to come true. Ever since she was a young girl, she's imagined going to France, and her French colleague, André Duman, has finally made that trip possible. Over spring break, she and André are to lead a group of students and faculty to Paris to explore the City of Light. But before she can utter her first bonjour, a professor dies, and they are stuck in Minneapolis. She returns to Copper Bluff with an unstamped passport and a mystery to solve. When André becomes the prime suspect, Emmeline puts her research skills to good use, determined to find out who really killed the professor and spoiled their spring break plans. With thirteen travelers assembled, the possibilities are varied and villainous. Luckily, her dear friend and sidekick, Lenny Jenkins, is close by. Together, they will sort through the conflicting clues even if it costs them time, trouble, or tenure.  

 

About The Author

 

 

 

Like her protagonist in the Professor Prather mystery series, Mary Angela lives on the Great Plains and teaches college writing and literature. When she’s not grading papers (when is she not grading papers?), she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have two amazing daughters, one adorable dog, and a cat who would rather not be limited by an adjective. For more information, go to www.maryangelabooks.com.  


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Monday, September 18, 2017

God Made the World by Debbie Rivers-Moore, Emma Haines (Illustrations)






Charming illustrations help infants and toddlers discover God's natural world, from dolphins to foxes to kittens! This squishy fabric book features crinkle cloth for sensory development and hours of baby fun. God Made the World also includes a child-safety mirror so baby can see herself and know she's a part of God's design.

For parents, a Velcro closure keeps the book shut, and a hanging tab can attach the book to a stroller, purse, or toy so it can go wherever they do. It comes packaged in a bag to keep it clean and includes a header card for easy hanging display.


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About debbie rivers-moore

debbie rivers-moore is a published author of children's books. A published credit of debbie rivers-moore is Large 3-d Padded Pop-ups.
 
 
My Review
 

 


The soft crinkly baby book is perfect for the little one, and made with a Velcro closure, and it is machine washable.
The book is made of a soft cloth, and in soft pastel colors, with a crinkle sound when it is held. There is also a safe mirror for your baby to look at the baby, so sweet.
I also noticed that there is a tab on the side so you can attach it to the car seat, or stroller. I also loved the colors included on the pages that draw the little ones eyes.
What a great have for the little one, and it makes a great gift, besides enforcing our love of God from the beginning of their lives.
I received this book through Kregel Publishing and was not required to give a positive review.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson






When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby's father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant's paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don't know that she--or their grandson--exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma?
Beloved author Melody Carlson pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy.


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About The Author








Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, the Life at Kingston High series, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.


My Review 

I loved this story, and the author had me walking with the young mother, and remembering that things were very different back in the ‘40’s and the stigma of being an unwed mother.
You can see God’s hand in each event that happens here, and you will want to have the tissues handy. I did love the symbolism of the manger, and the catalyst of bring the baby into the lives of his family, but what a sacrifice and love this mother does for her child.
This is a quick reading novella, packed with struggles and love, and how everyone ends up just where they need to be on that magic Christmas in 1944.
I received this book through Revell Publishing Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.



 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Maureen's Musings: An Amish Christmas Love by Beth Wiseman , Amy Clip...

Maureen's Musings: An Amish Christmas Love by Beth Wiseman , Amy Clip...: Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi h...

An Amish Christmas Love by Beth Wiseman , Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Ruth Reid






Winter Kisses by Beth Wiseman

Three generations of Stoltzfus women are all living under the same roof. At twenty-five, Naomi has never been married, and both her mother, Barbara, and her grandmother, Ruth, have recently been widowed. Each nursing broken or lonely hearts, they also each have potential suitors. When a storm on Christmas Eve forces the three couples to take shelter in the basement of the Stotlzfus homestead, secrets are revealed, hearts are opened, and all three potential grooms drop to their knees for very different reasons a proposal, a prayer, and an epiphany.

The Christmas Cat by Amy Clipston

Emma Bontrager is spending her first Christmas alone after her husband of 45 years, Henry, passed away in July. Although the Amish don t normally allow animals in their homes, a big, fat, orange barn cat keeps coming into Emma s house. She shoos the cat away, but it continues to appear in her house, settling on Henry s favorite wingchair. But the cat isn t the only Christmas visitor: a group of young people help bring the Christmas spirit to Emma, reminding her that love and hope abide.

Snow Angels by Kelly Irvin

As a young man enjoying his rumspringa, David Byler gave his heart to an Englisch girl, but he eventually realized he couldn t give up his Plain faith and family for her, so he let her go. He s found a new love in his Bee County Plain community, Molly Shrock. Molly has been patient, waiting for the man she loves to love her back. Just as he is ready to propose, David makes a startling discover: Bobbie McGregor, his Englisch love, is back. Will Molly s prayers for a Christmas love be answered?

Home for Christmas by Ruth Reid

When a misdirected GPS sends Ellie Whetstone to the wrong address, she inadvertently finds herself breaking into the home of Amish man, Ezra Mast. Ellie hopes to fix up the house left by her aenti and sell it quickly, but a series of run-ins with Ezra and his young daughter have her questioning whether a hasty sale is the right move. Could this new place with its slower pace be the right home for Ellie?


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About the Author

Beth Wiseman is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Daughters of the Promise, Land of Canaan, and Amish Secrets series. While she is best known for her Amish novels, Beth has also written contemporary novels including Need You Now, The House that Love Built, and The Promise.


Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston


Ruth Reid is a CBA and ECPA bestselling author of the Heaven on Earth series. She’s a full-time pharmacist who lives in Florida with her husband and three children. When attending Ferris State University School of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan, she lived on the outskirts of an Amish community and had several occasions to visit the Amish farms. Her interest grew into love as she saw the beauty in living a simple life. Visit Ruth online at ruthreid.com Facebook: Author-Ruth-Reid Twitter: @authorruthreid


Kelly Irvin is the author of the Every Amish Season and Amish of Bee County series. The Beekeeper's Son received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, who called it “a delicately woven masterpiece.” A former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional, Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors.


 My Review







Four heart warming novellas that are just right for a one sitting quick read, of course, you won’t be able to stop at just one.
Four different authors and four different stories all set in Amish country, all taking place at Christmas time, and all contain a form of “love”, whether human or animal, they all make real the meaning of my favorite holiday.
Each story is set in a different part of the US, but all are connected by being set with Plain people, and feature a bit of romance, all set in the winter.
This book has a bit for everyone and four of my favorite authors, when I seen their names I know I’m in for a treat.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.

Maureen's Musings: Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford

Maureen's Musings: Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford: For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World's Fair feels like a gi...

Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford







For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World's Fair feels like a gift. But only once he's there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The half-Chinese orphan is astounded to learn he will be raffled off--a healthy boy "to a good home."

The winning ticket belongs to the flamboyant madam of a high-class brothel, famous for educating her girls. There, Ernest becomes the new houseboy and befriends Maisie, the madam's precocious daughter, and a bold scullery maid named Fahn. Their friendship and affection form the first real family Ernest has ever known--and against all odds, this new sporting life gives him the sense of home he's always desired.

But as the grande dame succumbs to an occupational hazard and their world of finery begins to crumble, all three must grapple with hope, ambition, and first love.

Fifty years later, in the shadow of Seattle's second World's Fair, Ernest struggles to help his ailing wife reconcile who she once was with who she wanted to be, while trying to keep family secrets hidden from their grown-up daughters.

Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolations is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion--in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale.


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About The Author






My name is James.
Yes, I'm a dude.
I’m also the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet—which was, in no particular order, an IndieBound NEXT List Selection, a Borders Original Voices Selection, a Barnes & Noble Book Club Selection, Pennie’s Pick at Costco, a Target Bookmarked Club Pick, and a National Bestseller. It was also named the #1 Book Club Pick for Fall 2009/Winter 2010 by the American Booksellers Association.
In addition, Hotel has been translated into 35 languages. I’m still holding out for Klingon (that’s when you know you’ve made it).
My second novel, Songs of Willow Frost was published September 2013.
My latest novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, will be published September 12, 2017.
On the personal side, I'm the proud father of more teenagers than I can keep track of. Yep, it's chaos, but the good kind of chaos.

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My Review





What a powerful, up close and personal, emotional ride featuring Ernest Young/aka Yung Kun-ai, and we walk in his shoes throughout the novel.
With a start in China our little fellow tells of horrible happenings, and being so hungry, he gleaned a harvest rice plot for a few scraps, and then he is gone. What is remarkable that he survived at all, and in doing so we meet his two daughters.
Talk about the down trodden, we meet them and through Ernest we walk in their shoes, and from the shores of China to Seattle. He was born to Chinese mother and an English father, and as such was an outcast, in both China and America.
The Worlds Fairs in Seattle, yes the one in early 1900, and again in late 1950’s are the back drop for a lot of this story, along with a brothel, and what the two have to do with each other, you are on one amazing journey once you turn the first page.
It took me a little bit to figure out who Grace was, and then more surprises are about to fall. A book to tear your heart, and again warm it, and you will be quickly be absorbed in the lives of the people and events that follow young Ernest.
I received this book through Net Galley and Ballantine Books, and was not required to give a positive review.

Monday, September 11, 2017

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Presents: Perfectly You by Robin Daniels & Giveaway




Perfectly You by Robin Daniels

 Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she’s still one participant short and her deadline is looming. Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he’s funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction. Andy reluctantly agrees to help, but the more time Ivy spends with him, the more her feelings shift from professional to romantic in nature. To top it off, she’s done her marketing so well, that other girls are starting to notice Andy too. Come auction time, will Ivy be able to let him go to the highest bidder? Or will she find a way to keep him for herself… Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion novels set at the same high school. It contains minor language, innuendo, and crude humor, some steamy kissing, a party scene where underage drinking is taking place, and a brief but tasteful conversation about sex. The author has attempted to write characters who make good choices in questionable situations, in effort to keep the content appropriate for teens. This book contains no sex, written or implied, and no explicit language. Recommended for ages 14 and up.


 


 EXCERPT:"Maybe I should do some work, huh? Not all of us can be Picasso," I said, staring down at the picture of my house. Andy analyzed my artwork for a second. "You know, if you added a couple lopsided boobs to your house, you could be Picasso. Picasso always added crazy-looking boobs and eyes." He grinned. "Andy Walker, did you just say the word boob?" I erupted into a fit of giggles. Andy was a lot of things, but crude he was not. "Hey." He threw up his hands, smiling. "Boob is an artistic term when used discussing Picasso. That's common knowledge." Andy Quote: “I really wanted to kiss you last night on your front porch…almost as bad as I want to kiss you now.” Ivy Quote: “How come you blush every time I get in your personal space?”

 
 


Author Robin Daniels


Robin Daniels is a wife, mother of five and avid consumer of books. She loves reading SO much that she was actually grounded from it as a twelve year old. No Joking! Her mom caught her reading when she was supposed to be cleaning, which was a common occurrence. At that point mom took the books and instructed her to go watch TV or play outside like a normal kid. Robin is a sucker for home design shows and magazines, watches way too much Netflix and has a very codependent relationship with with a certain diet soda who’s brand shall not be named. (Though anyone with a similar problem could probably guess which one.)









   

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Maureen's Musings: God Loves the World & God Paints the World by Gar...

Maureen's Musings: God Loves the World & God Paints the World by Gar...: This touching board book teaches little ones that God’s children are very diverse, and very, very loved. Regardless of age, occupat...

God Loves the World & God Paints the World by Gary Bower, Tracy Cottingham (Illustrations)






This touching board book teaches little ones that God’s children are very diverse, and very, very loved. Regardless of age, occupation, race, health, wealth, or location—God cares for and loves each of his wonderfully unique children. Gary Bower’s cheerful verse tackles a potentially challenging topic with ease. Parents and little ones will love the book’s lush illustrations and inclusive message: “God loves all so very much!”

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Review:




Never to soon to start sharing our Loving God with our children, and these two little books designed for your toddler to preschooler, made of sturdy cardboard.
Each page is full of beautiful, colorful illustrations, and geared to draw your little ones eyes to it, then a loving, thoughtful message aimed to share your faith with your child.
Helps show your little one how God loves each and everyone, no matter where they are. No matter what they look like, or what disabilities they may have, God loves us so much!
A book that will be read many times, and can be safely carried around by little hands.
I received this book through the Publisher WorthKids/Ideas, and was not required to give appositive review. 



In this energetic board book, author Gary Bower takes children on a tour of God’s colorful creation. Each spread groups objects by color, such as yellow dandelions, a shining sun, and chirping finches; and brown squirrels, trees, and crunchy nuts. Color-soaked illustrations and bubbly, playful text will make the book a read-aloud favorite. Parents will love this educational board book that teaches little ones about colors and the God who created them.
My Review
Never to soon to start sharing our Loving God with our children, and these two little books designed for your toddler to preschooler, made of sturdy cardboard.
Each page is full of beautiful, colorful illustrations, and geared to draw your little ones eyes to it, then a loving, thoughtful message aimed to share your faith with your child.
Along with sharing God’s blessings you are also teaching colors to the little one.
A book that will be read many times, and can be safely carried around by little hands.
I received this book through the Publisher WorthKids/Ideas, and was not required to give appositive review.


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About The Author


Gary Bower is an award-winning author, speaker, and ordained minister. His many years of experience pastoring small children, tweens, teens, and adults have helped him develop a rare ability to touch hearts of a wide age range simultaneously. He is author of 16 books, including Perfect Christmas.

His books have received high praise from Gary Smalley, Randy Alcorn, Chuck Bentley of Crown Financial Ministries, and the Duggar family. Gary speaks all over the Eastern United States at homeschool conventions, churches, and MOPS groups. He loves to read to his children and grandchildren.
 
Illustrator Bio
Tracy Cottingham is happiest when creating pictures and patterns. After finishing her art degree, she began to sell her art for greeting cards and textiles, but creating illustrations for books is her ultimate joy. She can usually be found working at her desk, sipping coffee, and chewing on gummy candy. Tracy lives and works in London.
 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Maverick and Me and My Dog Ty Quinn

Dog lover and animal advocate Katherine Schwarzenegger draws from her own experience with fostering and adopting dogs to create a picture book that introduces children to the concept of “adopt, don’t shop.” In the heartwarming story of Maverick and Me, Maverick is rescued by a kind-hearted stranger after being dumped on the side of the road. The little puppy’s luck takes a turn for the better when young Scarlett meets him at an adoption event. Scarlett is so moved by Maverick’s story that she and her mother decide to give him the forever home he is looking for. Each year, millions of dogs find themselves in shelters and with animal rescues through no fault of their own. Maverick will help teach children about these dogs and empower even young readers to advocate for shelter pups.

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Above is a picture of Katherine Schwarzenegger the author and the the real dog Maverick, her own rescue.


This is a picture of my rescue dog Ty Quinn, he came to me, in Central NY, from Ratbone Rescues, and from a kill shelter in TN. He is a blessing, and doing fine at about thirteen years of age.


My boy in his younger years, and the other is a picture of him and his sister Abby.






What blessing they have been to our family, and would not hesitate to adopt again.



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Write Now Literary Book Tours Presents: But My Soul Is Black & Review



Hello. I’m Excited. This is one of my stops during the month tour for But My Soul Is Black by Terrell Williams. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours.

 This tour runs September 4-29, 2017.

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ISBN-10: 150069312X
ISBN-13: 978-1500693121
ASIN: B074TCQJDD
Genre: Fiction/Romance








Terrell Williams began life as the 2nd eldest son of 9 children (4 girls and 5 boys) and was reared in less than affluent circumstances. The second in his immediate family to graduate from college, he went on to marry a wonderful woman, and who eventually became the proud parents of 4 children (3 girls and 1 son who is also his namesake).

Mr. Williams enjoys reading and writing poetry, and he has written several plays that have been performed and were well received in Texas. The idea for his debut novel, But my Soul Is Black, lay dormant for many years until Mr. Williams finally finished the novel upon his retirement, fulfilling his dream of becoming a published author. His romantic tale tackles controversial topics such as interracial relationships, generational differences of conceptual thinking about life and love. This novel seeks to remind the readers of the interconnectedness we share as humans, as well as showing that truly, love transcends all!

 

 






But My Soul is Black, takes a candid look at interracial romance and the human experience. The book reveals the cultural misperceptions that harm us, and the love that heals us.


My Review 






This book is going to make you think, there is a lot going on here, and I sometimes questioned Bobby’s motives.
Bobby has a chance to have it all, a great career, home, car, and lots of money, and his Uncle seems to be gifting it to him. Ah, but wait until you meet Jimbo, and see what he does to him on their first meeting, but things do become surprising.
What I didn’t see coming what Bobby and Jimbo becoming fast friends, and then there is a betrayal, and it revolves around a woman.
From the author’s description you can just picture Karen, and then Bobby sees how Jimbo treats her, but does he do the right thing?
Come and see how this all works out, maybe not how you expect.
I received this book through Write Now Literary, and was not required to give positive review. 









 

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Maureen's Musings: The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton

Maureen's Musings: The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton: Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke...

The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton






Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, he was now the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters. What woman would want to put up with that? Still, against his better judgment, he can’t help leaving her a gift now and then, anonymously addressing her name in big block print, just to catch a smile. Roses one month, maple syrup candy another; and maybe this time, something special for Christmas. //

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, but now the clock is ticking. Her father is selling his glass-blowing business, remarrying in January, and moving to Iowa with his bossy wife-to-be. Angry and frustrated, Susanna realizes she’s left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer. But how could she be with anyone else when her heart is still with Benaiah?


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About The Author






Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.

She has self-published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens.

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer and blogs for Putting on the New and Seriously Write. 


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My Review






When we first meet Susanna the author has us guessing who could be her secret admirer, yes she is a young Amish woman, and someone is sneaking into her home and leaving really sweet personal gifts.
Life continues for this Amish family and we see Susanna’s father moving on, now my impression of the new wife to be, is not good, but hopefully Susanna won’t have to deal with her for very long? If only her secret admirer would reveal himself, and they could forge a life together.
What a ride to happiness you are about to take as you turn the pages of this sweet read, yes once you start you won’t be able to stop. We all make decisions, and some of them hurt others, and that is what happened here when Benaiah looses his parents, and in turn rejects his own happiness for the love of his grandparents and siblings.
One of the best Christmas stories I have read, so much love and compassion, with a touch of “Cinderella” wove in. A read to treasure and have linger with you.
I received this book through the Author, and was not required to give you a positive review.