Wednesday, September 30, 2015

52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol Review


 About the Book 

Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels of all time, A Christmas Carol. For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself. No space of regret can make amends for one life s opportunity misused. God bless us, every one.

The lessons and stories from the beloved novel A Christmas Carol point to bedrock values we all share. Award-winning author Bob Welch takes readers deeper into the nuances of this classic by Charles Dickens. From the miserliness of Scrooge to the innocence of Tiny Tim, 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol will inspire readers to live for what really matters, not only at Christmas, but all year long." (Goodreads)

 My Thoughts

This book ended up being way better than I expected. Bob Welch is gifted in writing short yet to the point "lessons" that tie A Christmas Carol in with Biblical standards. I agreed with a lot of the thing written, such as the love of things and money, which is obviously something Scrooge has a problem with, is also in the Bible. I would say you need to know the story line of A Christmas Carol to fully enjoy this book. He does a quick reminder bit at the beginning of the book, but I still recommend reading the book by Dickens. 
One of my favorite parts is when Bob writes about how the holiday season brings out he best in people. Everyone seems to be kinds etc. Then afterward, it seems as if now the holidays are over we can go back to being grumps. He talks about how really silly this is and how we really need to be like this all year. There were a lot of great points made in this book and I highly recommend!

Five stars. 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."


Monday, September 28, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Black Earth Review


 About the Book 

In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first.  Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. 
      The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed.  Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself.  In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died.  A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions.  Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals.  The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic.  These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. 
      By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future.  The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order.  Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was -- and ourselves as we are.  Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This is quite the book. I was surprised at how much info is packed into this book. I like the perspective on Hitler and the little known facts about that time. I liked reading about the parts before the war and how the world seemed to be. I also think this book takes the common ideas that we seem to have read before and add more facts about the Jews, the concentration camps, and all of the people involved in that time. I also think it's important that it's not just a history that is forgotten on not realized. As things change over time, it's important that our children and their children know what happened. 
This book is in depth and if you aren't interested or don't like history this book will be difficult for you to read.
"I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review."

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Legend of the Christmas Cookie Kid's Review

About the Book

New artwork by New York Times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey, this Christmas book tells the story behind the meaning of the Christmas cookie.
The Legend of the Christmas Cookie tells the story of a young boy named Jack who learns from his generous mother the story behind the Christmas cookie. The family who began the tradition of baking the special cookies gave them to the needy and shared the story of the very first Christmas. This sweet holiday book offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves and encourages them to share the true tale of Jesus' birth. A delicious recipe is included on the jacket flap so readers can make their own Christmas sugar cookies.
About the Author
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 450 books. She still can't believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. Dandi and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they're blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.
About the Illustrator
Richard Cowdrey's favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This is the perfect book to explain to your kids why you make cookies for the holidays! I had never heard of this story before and I loved it! The illustrations are fantastic, and kids will love the little puppy that is also in the book. Cookies are made to tell others about the real Christmas story of Jesus being born. You make cookies in the shapes of angels and shepherds and camels and then you share what you have made. While sharing this delicious treat you tell the story about what the shapes mean and the story behind the birth of Christ. Such a great idea and a good thing for kids to think about. Making your holiday treats can be more than just giving out sweets, meet your neighbors, and tell them the story!

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

The Lost Heiress Review


About the Book

Brook Eden has never known where she truly belongs. Though raised in the palace of Monaco, she’s British by birth and was brought to the Grimaldis under suspicious circumstances as a babe. When Brook’s friend Justin uncovers the fact that Brook is likely a missing heiress from Yorkshire, Brook leaves the sun of the Mediterranean to travel to the moors of the North Sea to the estate of her supposed family.
The mystery of her mother’s death haunts her, and though her father is quick to accept her, the rest of the family and the servants of Whitby Park are not. Only when Brook’s life is threatened do they draw close—but their loyalty may come too late to save Brook from the same threat that led to tragedy for her mother.
As heir to a dukedom, Justin is no stranger to balancing responsibilities. When the matters of his estate force him far from Brook, the distance between them reveals that what began as friendship has grown into something much more. But how can their very different loyalties and responsibilities ever come together?
And then, for a second time, the heiress of Whitby Park is stolen away because of the very rare treasure in her possession—and this time only the servants of Whitby can save her. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I was super excited to read this book. I love the cover and the overall story line idea. I think the book starts off good, it kept me interested for the first few chapters. Then things got slow for me and it was a challenge for me to finish. There is a mystery and the characters are pretty well developed, it just seemed to drag out for me. I know lots of other people really enjoyed this book but I couldn't get into it. I like how it ends and I still think it was a creative plot line. The author started this book when she was a little girl and it's so exciting that she was able to finish and publish it years later.

For those that love this time period you will enjoy it, it just wasn't for me.

"I received this book from Bethany House for free in exchange for an honest review."

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thank You, Lord for Everything Review

About the Book 
A new padded board book with cheerful and upbeat rhymes that teaches children to be thankful.
A comfortable and relaxing rhyme tells the story of God's great blessings in this padded cover board book. P.J. Lyons' engaging text and Tim Warnes' playful illustrations remind readers how much they have to be thankful for.
Love surrounds you, beauty, too. Notice how God blesses you! Clap your hands, shout and sing: Thank you, Lord, for everything.
Thank You, Lord, For Everything, is a sweet and gentle rhyme-perfect for bedtime, quiet time, and anytime in between. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This is a great kids board book! Kids need board books, less confetti that way. Children are bound to play with books, and this board book is colorful and fun. The main concept is reminding children they need to be thankful and in particular thankful to God. In play and breakfast and all day long. 
Ages 4-8 (or younger!) 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

The Finishing School Review


About the Book

In today’s world, our pursuit of a life well lived gets squeezed out by the silliest of things: binging on Netflix or ice cream, shopping trips for things we don’t need, bad habits we can’t seem to get a handle on and so much more. Valerie has been there despite knowing what she wanted for her life. Actually do it though? That’s the real challenge.

After gobbling up all the non-fiction and self-help books her donut-filled belly could handle, she decided it was time to put her knowledge to use and start actually living it out. The result has been a refining process that has drawn her closer to God and produced the sweetest fruit in her life. You will hear about Valerie’s journey filled with failures and victories and find practical tips to apply to your own pursuit of holiness. You will find homework at the end of each chapter that includes a worksheet to put real change in motion for your own life as
well as recommended books to further study those topics that really test you. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I got this book and had no idea what to expect. I love the cover and the back cover copy intrigued me. I'll be honest, I haven't finished this book yet. Why? Because it's so good! I have been taking it slow, letting her ideas sink in, and making it to where I do actually apply what I am reading. This book has some great insight and I like how Valerie uses a lot of the Bible as a resource. There is a website where you can download the worksheets that she mentions in the book for free. They are a great companion. Simple things you have to think about like goals, and what your distractions are that take away from God are what this book is about. Writing these things down in an organized way is actually quite helpful. 
While reading this book I am certain that Valerie and I could sit for coffee and talk for hours as if knowing each other for years. Her thoughts and ideas are so very similar to my mind which is why I like this book so much. I feel like she is someone who gets it and decided to go for it.
 Here is one of my favorite quotes which I had to underline in my copy: "Our lives should be radically different because of Christ who lives in us. To often they don't look different. And that's not God's fault. It's our laziness." (pg 3)
This pretty much sums up the book and she actually has great ideas on how to change this in our lives.
So needless to say I think this is a great book and I do recommend! You should also check out her blog and website!

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

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About the author:

Valerie Woerner is owner of Val Marie Paper. She and her husband, Tyler, live in Louisiana with their daughter, Vivi Mae. The Finishing School is her first book.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ending Your War With Yourself

"And beloved, if our own consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us-if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us-we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God."
 -I John 3:21

How often I've called you in love and in tenderness. How often I've sung over you in the night and rejoiced over you in the day. And yet, how often I've heard you curse yourself. How often I've heard your private battle cry against yourself!
Why? Have I waged war against My beloved? Have I instructed you to hurl rebuke and angry insult at My chosen (you)? Am I to wear the uniform of the enemy and take sides against My own?
I am He who calls you to the glorious kingdom of peace and righteousness. I am the One who gives you new life, who yanks sin and hatred from you. 
Would you accuse Me of sending you that which I freed you from? When you came, holding your heart out to me. 
I lifted you up into My own heart. I see you as a RARE and PRECIOUS GEM fitting perfectly in the Father's resplendent heavenly crown. 
I am making a gem out of you. 
I am creating a new heart in you.
And now you war against that very heart, You devaluate the jewel of God. 
Peace I give you, my dear one. Peace to be yourself, and to enjoy being yourself. 

To speak kindly of yourself is to humble yourself. 

To hold yourself in esteem is to humble yourself. 

To be gentle with yourself is to hold Me in esteem. 

Because you love Me, end the war with yourself.  

-Laura Ebel (Romans 8:1, 31-39)

These words were given to me many years ago by a dear friend. 
I think as women it is hard to remember this. 
We criticize ourselves and each other without even meaning to. Consider these words against your own thoughts and actions. 

End the war with yourself. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

God Gave Us Sleep Kids Review


About the Book
Little Cub is having so much fun building an igloo with her friends that she doesn’t want to stop for bedtime! Who needs sleep when there’s fun to be had? Mama patiently answers her child’s questions as she puts her to bed, explaining the importance of daily rhythms of work, play, and rest. As they talk through the fears that come with nighttime—and work through Little Cub’s endless stalling tactics—our favorite bear learns to realize that God gave us sleep as a vital gift.

“God gave us rest so we have energy for our day, and patience to enjoy it. And so we have quiet time to listen to him.”

This charming addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, with its Arctic characters and relevant message, will help all little ones prepare for a peaceful night’s rest. (Goodreads)

 My Thoughts

What a cute book! This book is perfect for families who are trying to bet their kids to sleep all night. The story also goes over how God wants us to get rest so we are kind for the following day and not grouchy. My favorite part is when they pray for good dreams and not to be scared of nightmares. So this book covers a few issues that kids have when it comes to sleeping and reminded me the importance of sleeping too!

I love all of Lisa's children's books and this one is one of my favorites! I can't wait to share with my littles. 

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."


Sunday, September 13, 2015

To Everything A Season



Ecclesiastes 3 (NKJV)

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
    And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
    And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
    And a time to speak;
A time to love,
    And a time to hate;
A time of war,
    And a time of peace.

What profit has the worker from that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the God-given task with which the sons of men are to be occupied. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, 13 and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Gather Around the Amish Table Cookbook


About the Book

Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to “stir by hand” that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy.

These cherished recipes speak of comforting traditions, lively communities, and strong Christian faith. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: “Bake someone happy!” (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Amish food is so very delicious. They use basic ingredients but make really unique dishes that I never would have even thought of. Most of the recipes have a little story to go with them. Simple instructions, such as: wrap leftover pizza in foil for kids to take to school so they can heat them up on the wood stove. This made me smile because I grew up with a wood stove. There are also instructions on how to feed 180 men for a barn raising, you have to appreciate communities such as that! Anyway the book  has given me new ideas, such as different chowders, desserts, and ways to cook potatoes.
 The only thing is that there really aren't very many pictures. I realize me saying that sounds silly, but in this day and age there are A LOT of cookbooks and some make more sense to me because of the many pictures.
So this is a great book if you are looking for some yummy Amish recipes!

Five Stars.

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

Incorporate Amish cooking traditions this fall in your kitchen with Lucy Leid's Gather Around the Amish Table. Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: “Bake someone happy!”

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Friday, September 11, 2015

The Mistress of Tall Acre Review- It's a Must Read!


 About the Book 

The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general's past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre?

Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal--readers find it all in the rich pages of this newest historical novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz. Her careful historical details immerse the reader in the story world, and her emotional writing and finely tuned characters never cease to enchant fans both old and new. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Yep, Laura Frantz has done it again. You know I'm reading one of her books when I'm up until one in the morning flipping pages and wishing the book would never end. 
I haven't read a book by Laura that I haven't loved and this one is no exception. I LOVE the setting in Virginia, and that a lot of the book is during the winter (it makes it cozy!). I love this time period around the Revolutionary War and this book is mainly about what happens afterward. After the pain and loss and hunger, what happens next? How are lives rebuilt? This book explores what happens next and includes the life of the General's daughter who is six. Her father has been away at war and now he is home to care for her but they no so little about each other. I loved reading about this relationship. Sophie's character is my favorite because of her faith in God and how it shows throughout the book. When things go from bad to worse, she stands strong and reads her Bible and prays honest prayers.
The romance, mystery, and suspense are all wound into this delightful tale that you won't want to miss!

"I received this book from Revell for free in exchange for an honest review."

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Memory Weaver Review


About the Book
Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother's grave--and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter's captivity.

When Eliza is finally given her mother's diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage?

Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick's latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman's heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Jane Kirkpatrick is such a talented author because the amount of historical research is incredible. There are few authors who are able to write a fictional story based upon a real person and not make it sound like a history book. I enjoy all of Jane's books because of their historical truths and this book was very good. At first I was a bit confused on the story line, things jump around a bit. The book goes between an old diary and the main story line. This book is based upon Eliza Spalding and her children. This isn't really a happy book since it is based upon real life but it shows the struggles of the times. The Indian history and how people really haven't changed that much when it comes to relationships and families. 
For a rich historical read, I recommend. There were a few slow spots which is why I give it four stars. 
I think some of Kirkpatrick's other books are better but this one is still good. 
If you like faster moving books, you might not enjoy this one as much. 

"Thanks to Revell for offering me a free copy in exchange for an honest review."

Monday, September 7, 2015

How Could I Ask For More Review


About the Book
Award winning singer-songwriter Cindy Morgan's best-selling song celebrates the appreciation of the small blessings that make up a rich, full life. Here, she expands on this theme, sharing personal stories of her challenging childhood, struggles as a young adult, and the adventures of being a wife and mother. Morgan's evocative writing about the people, places, and experiences that make us who we are will touch the reader's heart, challenging them to understand God's many blessings-big and small.

My Thoughts

I really do enjoy reading other people's thoughts and life stories. This book, while rather short, was a good read. At times I thought it jumped around a lot but overall I was intrigued to read about Cindy Morgan's life. She is not someone that I have really heard of until now so I didn't have any preconceived opinions. Cindy's life is a good redemption story and it's interesting to read about her small blessings.
I liked this book but nothing stood out to me that strongly effected me in some way. There didn't seem to be anything extraordinary about this book it's just a life story. I found it enjoyable.

Five stars.

"I received this book from Worthy Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review."

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Unmaking Nichole Nordeman CD Review and Giveaway!

About the new album The Unmaking:
"Before things in our lives can be resurrected and given new life, certain things must die.  Before beauty blooms in spring, roots must do the hard work under the hard frozen soil of winter.  Before you renovate and re-build, you tear down the parts of the structure that are weak or damaged or dangerous.  Before we make, we must unmake."  Nichole Nordeman 

About Nichole Nordeman:
Nichole Nordeman is a recording artist and songwriter for Sparrow/EMI CMG, with numerous number-one and top ten singles to her credit and cumulative CD sales of over one million.  A two-time Gospel Music Association winner for Female Vocalist of the Year, she has won a total of nine Dove Awards, including the best-selling album, Music Inspired by The Story.  Her best-known songs include "Holy", "Legacy", "Brave", "This Mystery", "Why", and "What If".  She lives with her family in Tulsa, OK.
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My Thoughts
I haven't been this excited about an album for a long time! I had no idea Nichole had a new CD coming out, it's been awhile. I met her once at a conference and I LOVE her music and lyrics. This CD only has six songs on it but they pack a punch and it has been on constant repeat since I got it in the mail. 
It's encouraging to hear new Christian music that still has good lyrics. 

Great album you will love it. 

Ties That Bind Review


 About the Book

Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart?

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach.

Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.
Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including the reasons he left. After returning to Summer Grove on another matter, he unearths secrets about Ariana and her family that she is unaware of. His love and loyalty to her beckons him to try to win her trust and help her find a way to buy the café—because when she learns the truth that connects her and a stranger named Skylar Nash, Quill knows it may upend her life forever.

Ties That Bind is the first novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

Cindy Woodsmall is a talented writer and I tend to enjoy her Amish stories more than other authors. This book was a bit slow for me. I liked the overall story line of past secrets and Amish life along with the outside world. It was just a bit predictable. At the start of the book it's made into a big mystery and I was super confused. Then the story line continued and moved really slow. There is a mixture between Amish life and the lives of some characters that aren't Amish so that was different. 
I guess this book just didn't stick with me, though it was well written. 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange for an honest review."

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Carols of Christmas Review


About the Book

Everyone loves a Christmas carol - in the end, even Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of midwinter mood, like the aroma of mince pies and mulled wine and the twinkle of lights on a tree. It's a kind of magic.

But how did they get that magic? In Christmas Carols Andrew Gant tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied by lyrics and music, unravelling a captivating - and often surprising - tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys, choirboys, monks and drunks. We delve into the history of such favourites as 'Good King Wenceslas', 'Away in a Manger' and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', discovering along the way how 'Hark, the Herald angels sing' came to replace 'Hark, how all the welkin ring' and how Ralph Vaughan Williams bolted the tune of an English folk song about a dead ox to a poem by a nineteenth-century American pilgrim to make 'O little town of Bethlehem'.

Christmas Carols brims with anecdote, expert knowledge and Christmas spirit. It is a fittingly joyous account of one of our best-loved musical traditions. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts
Wow this book is way more in depth than I anticipated! I really like this book and how it really goes into the history of carols. We sing songs that were sung hundreds of years ago and it's really quite interesting. Some of my favorites are Good King Wenceslas, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, and I Saw Three Ships. 
This would be a great book to read leading up to the holidays, which is how it is set up in the book.
Highly recommend!

" I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."