Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Dangerous Beauty Book Review


About the Book

Liliana Vela hates the term victim. She's not a victim, she's a fighter. Stubborn and strong with a quiet elegance, she's determined to take back her life after escaping the clutches of human traffickers in her poor Mexican village. But she can't stay safely over the border in America--unless the man who aided in her rescue is serious about his unconventional proposal to marry her.

Meric Toledan was just stopping at a service station for a bottle of water. Assessing the situation, he steps in to rescue Liliana from traffickers. If he can keep his secrets at bay, his wealth and position afford him many resources to help her. But the mysterious buyer who funded her capture will not sit idly by while his prize is stolen from him.

Melissa Koslin throws you right into the middle of the action in this high-stakes thriller that poses the question: What is the price of freedom? (Goodreads)

 BUY HERE

 

 My Thoughts

This is the first book by this author that I have read. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I knew it would be unique and different. I finished reading this story and have a lot of mixed feelings. I had a hard time rating it because I am not quite sure how I feel about it. Human trafficking is a pretty hefty subject matter and I am not sure that I really liked that this also had a romance story line. Those two didn’t jive for me. Also, in a good amount of the pages nothing happens. I don’t want to give anything away but for chapters on end it is literally the same day to day on repeat. I understand why this was important for the main character, but after a while I was wondering when anything might happen to move the story along.

I really loved Liliana and her journey. She is the shining example of courage throughout the story line. The author did a good job with her character and her personality was my favorite aspect of the book. There is a little bit of action near the end of the book, though it seemed very rushed and ended abruptly, I was still glad to see things happening!

So this wasn’t my favorite story but I appreciated the perspective of a Liliana’s character. I am sure many people will love this book and this is just my personal opinion!

 

Three Stars. 

 

"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall 2022 To-Read List

 Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!


There are SO many books coming out that I am excited to read. I had to narrow it down a bit...











Monday, September 19, 2022

Lakeside Retreat with Celebrate Lit Tours & Giveaway!

 

 

About the Book

Book: Lakside Retreat

Author: Marci Seither

Genre: Devotional gift book

Release date: July 5, 2022

 

Close your eyes for a moment. Inhale. Can you smell the pine trees? Now listen. Can you hear the loon’s call echo off the water and the geese honking as they fly overhead? Now imagine tasting the smoke-tainted marshmallows straight out of the campfire. Think about feeling the warm summer sun on your skin and the cool breeze against your face.

Lakeside Retreat is an invitation to surround yourself with the majesty of God’s creation and wrap yourself in the warm blanket of Scripture’s wonderful, eternal truths.

Let this collection of vacation-themed devotions, recipes, and DIY projects transport you to a quiet place of rest, renewal, and connection with God.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

 

Marci Seither’s writing career began after her humor article about a cookie baking fiasco she experienced with her kids was published in a small-town newspaper. Since then she has authored two books and hundreds of articles for local papers as well as written for Guideposts, Light & Life, and Focus On The Family.

Besides writing, she enjoys teaching workshops, speaking, food photography, canning, and anything that involves using real butter.

Her biggest joy, besides being married to John and raising six kiddos, is being grandma to six of the cutest kids in the western hemisphere. She recently moved from CA to TN.

 

More from Marci

I don’t know about you, but there is something about being at a cabin, on a lake, or in the woods. The pine scented air is crisp; the water is refreshing, and lingering over a hot cup of coffee as the sun comes up over the tree tops causes one to just sit in AWE at God’s fingerprints in creation.

Growing up, some of my favorite memories were made camping with cousins and hanging onto an inner tube that was tied to the back of a ski boat, now, just listening the loon’s call echoing off the rippling water at sunset is something I savor, well, that and a perfectly toasted marshmallow for my  s’more.

This book was so fun for me to write. I spent two weeks at the cabin with one of my best friends, Ginger Vennerstrom and her two granddaughters. Our husbands were able to join us for the second week and that was when we went on our crazy kayak adventure. We baked yummy treats, took nature walks through the woods, sat around the campfire, and did a lot of swimming.

One of the highlights was to take the pontoon boat down to the point and see the eagle’s nest with the half grown eaglets squawking from the edge, hoping one of their parents would bring a freshly caught fish.

I loved learning about the area that had once been a logging camp and hear stories about the cabin that is lovingly named Swan Stuga and the people who made it special.

Besides the 40 devotions, there are journal prompts and 12 tutorials for things you can do with your family such as make a pinecone bird feeder, follow a recipe for the perfect berry cobbler, and how to experience the night sky in a way you might have never considered.

Most of the photos, including the picture on the cover, are ones that I took at the cabin so readers will not just read about the lake; they will feel like they have actually been at the restful shores of Lake Nebagamon.

Here is a 1 minute video that captures the joy of Lakeside Retreat.

The cabin is calling…

VIDEO

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, September 6

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 7

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 8

Inklings and notions, September 9

Book Butterfly in Dreamland, September 9

She Lives To Read, September 10

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 11

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 12

Lily’s Book Reviews, September 12

deb’s Book Review, September 13

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 14

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 15

Mary Hake, September 15

Blossoms and Blessings, September 16

Cats in the Cradle Blog, September 17

The Adventures of a Travers Wife, September 18

Livin’ Lit, September 19

To Everything There Is A Season, September 19

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Marci is giving away the grand prize package of a canvas tote bag filled with Lakeside goodies that include a blanket, mug, signed copy of Lakeside Retreat, and a solar lantern for your next outdoor adventure!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

 

 GIVEAWAY

 

 

My Thoughts

What a beautiful little book! It has some fun pictures that take you to the woods and lakeside. There is a daily devotional that ties in with a story so it is very relatable. My favorite part of this book are the recipes and activity recommendations. From cobbler to pine cone bird feeders there is something fun for each reader to enjoy. While reading the pages of this book it truly is a simple little “retreat” to reflect, consider, and relate it to your own life. There is typically a question at the end that you can write an answer or just ponder such as “Are you carrying too much? Make a list of the ways you can help lighten your load.”

 

This would make a great gift!

 

Five Stars.

 

“I received this book from the author for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.”

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

TTT: Books with Geographical Terms in the Title

 Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday

Today is all about books with Geographical Terms in the Title

 



 








Laura's Shadow Review with Celebrate Lit Tours & Giveaway!


 

About the Book

Book: Laura’s Shadow

Author: Allison Pittman

Genre: Christian/Historical/Romance

Release date: August 1, 2022

 

Family Secrets Spill One Conversation at a Time

Visit historic American landmarks through the Doors to the Past series. History and today collide in stories full of mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance.

De Smet, South Dakota—1890
Young women growing up in DeSmet live by two rules: don’t go out in a snowstorm and don’t give your heart to Cap Garland. Young Mariah Patterson only managed to obey one. Orphaned and having devoted her youth to scrapping out a life with her brother Charles, Mariah finds herself with no interesting suitors or means of support. Throwing caution to the wind, she seizes an opportunity to lay her feelings at Cap’s feet, even though she knows Cap sees the world through the torch he carries for Laura Ingalls. Mariah is certain her love for Cap will be strong enough to break both bonds, and she’s willing to risk everything to prove it.

De Smet, South Dakota—1974
Trixie Gowan is the fourth generation of living Gowan women residing in the sprawling farmhouse on the outskirts of De Smet. Well, former resident. She’s recently moved to Minneapolis, where she writes ads for a neighborhood paper edited by Ron Tumble. She might live and work in the city, but her co-workers still call her Prairie Girl. Thus the inspiration for her comic strip—“Lost Laura”—in which a bespectacled girl in a calico dress tries to make her way in the city. The name is a quiet rebellion having grown up in a household where she’d been forbidden to mention the name, Laura Ingalls. But when her great-grandmother Mariah’s declining health brings Trixie home for a visit, two things might just keep her there: the bedside manner of Dr. Campbell Carter and the family secret that seems to be spilling from GG’s lips one conversation at a time.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

 

Allison Pittman is the author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed novels and a four-time Christy finalist—twice for her Sister Wife series, once for All for a Story from her take on the Roaring Twenties and most recently for the critically acclaimed The Seamstress which takes a cameo character from the Dickens’ classic A Tale of Two Cities and flourishes her to life amidst the French Revolution. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, blissfully sharing an empty nest with her husband, Mike. Connect with her on Facebook (Allison Pittman Author), Twitter (@allisonkpittman) or her website, allisonkpittman.com.

 

More from Allison

I can credit Laura Ingalls Wilder for just about every aspect of my identity. I’m a reader because I read her books over and over and over again, checking them out from my little elementary school library. I can still see them—last bookcase, bottom shelf. During the summer, I checked them out from the Bookmobile, and one magical Christmas, I received my own set. The well-worn, yellow paperbacks have a place of honor in my office: top shelf, center stage. It was amazing to my eight-year-old self that I could pick up Little House in the Big Woods, skip the dull parts, and jump straight to These Happy Golden Years in a single afternoon.

Looking at Laura’s writing now (as I often do), I realize I spent my childhood absorbing the art of telling a story. Her books masterfully string meaningful vignettes within an over-arching conflict. She creates stories-within-a-story-within-a-story whenever Pa launches into a tall tale, and minor characters come to life no matter how brief their appearance. (Aunt Docia, anyone?)

When I first came up with the concept of writing a story set in the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I knew I couldn’t bring Laura herself in as a character. There’s a sacredness to her story, and I wouldn’t dream of inserting myself into the cannon of her pages. But—I thought—surely she had peers who grew up alongside her, classmates who also hated Miss Wilder, young men who might have set their own cap for her, townsfolk who remembered the vibrant young woman with the button-brown eyes and dark curls. And then I pondered further: maybe there was another side to Laura—a side that she kept from the romanticized ideal skipping through the pages of her books. My first thought was to create a fictional De Smet town girl, but then…

In researching and reading Pioneer Girl, The Annotated Autobiography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I came across a bit of information that brought the story to life for me. In These Happy Golden Years, Laura teaches her first class: five students, two families. And while the “Brewster” children are documented in other sources, the Harrison children are not. There are no census records, land deeds, or any official documents to support the identity of Charles and Martha as they are depicted in the novel. And so, it clicked. If Laura could fictionalize these people, well, then, so could I. Thus Martha Harrison was lifted from those pages, renamed Mariah, and given a new life and a new story in mine.

Writing Laura’s Shadow allowed me to indulge in a few favorite directions. First, I’m fascinated with the idea of extreme longevity (showcased in my novel All for a Song), and creating a character whose lifespan stretches from homesteading to disco was delightful. My Mariah chafes at the romanticized depiction of pioneer life, telling us in her old age that it was really more of a daily struggle for survival. I also enjoyed exploring the family dynamic of four generations of women and how each generation faced the  same battles and fought them so, so differently. Finally—and this is what truly speaks to my fourth-grade self…

You know that Elton John song, “Your Song” with the lyrics, “I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words…” Well, I got to put down in words my lifelong crush on Cap Garland. Sure, Almonzo is great and everything, but I always thought Cap was more exciting. More fun. More…more. Bringing him to life in this book set my old heart racing. My research for this novel took me to De Smet, and to his gravesite, where I spoke this story to his stone. I like to think he’d approve, and I hope all of the Laura fans will join me in this tale and let their imaginations run wild.

Blog Stops

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 30

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 30

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions , August 31

Texas Book-aholic, August 31

Genesis 5020, September 1

Inklings and notions, September 1

The Avid Reader, September 2

For Him and My Family, September 2

deb’s Book Review, September 3

Simple Harvest Reads, September 3 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 4

Blogging With Carol, September 4

Betti Mace, September 5

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 5

Blossoms and Blessings, September 6

Jeanette’s Thoughts, September 6

lakesidelivingsite, September 7

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, September 7

Connie’s History Classroom, September 8

Mary Hake, September 8

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, September 9

Through the Fire Blogs, September 9

Tell Tale Book Reviews, September 10

Bigreadersite, September 11

Pause for Tales, September 11

For the Love of Literature, September 12

Labor Not in Vain, September 12

Remembrancy, September 13

To Everything There Is A Season, September 13

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Allison is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon E-gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

GIVEAWAY

 

 My Thoughts

 I try to get my hands on every book that Allison Pittman writes. She always has fresh stories with unique perspectives. This story takes the reader back to "Little House on the Prairie" when Laura was teaching school. Granted she only makes a quick appearance in this book, it is very interesting to imagine the lives of the people who knew her, even if only for a short time. I really enjoyed both timelines and I was a bit surprised at the turn the story takes with Mariah in the historical perspective. I very much enjoyed Trixie and her grandmother in 1974. It was so fun to read a story set in 1974 and Pittman did a great job at making each time period known. This is not a simple prairie romance and I think readers will be a bit surprised on how everything unfolds.


Four Stars. 


" I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Lifemark Movie Review & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

 


 

 About the Movie

 David’s comfortable world is turned upside down when his birthmother
unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the 18-year-old son she’s only
held once. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, David embarks on a
journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth from his past. From executive
producers Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers—creators of War Room and Fire-
proof—comes LIFEMARK, inspired by an incredible true story that celebrates the
gift of life.


 

In theaters September 9th!


LIFEMARK is a story of hope, of overcoming the obstacles life throws at us, reveling
in the art of faith, grace, and perseverance.

 

GIVEAWAY 

One $10 Amazon gift card 

Giveaway is limited to U.S. winners only

ENTER HERE

 

My Thoughts

This movie will capture your full attention and keep you thinking long after it is over. I was a tad confused with the first fifteen minutes or so because there is an added story line that just seemed thrown in at random. But after that, I was all in on following David's journey. This story line is very relevant and I think viewers will be surprised. 

There is a certain depth and thought that went into making this film that is evident while watching. It is going to open some eyes and touch many hearts. I really enjoyed David's friend Nate who is comic relief for a pretty heavy movie. This film is completely based on a true story which is all the more encouraging. While some things were a bit over dramatized and not every adoption story is the same, I am thankful for those that made this movie. It is a story that needs told, recognized, and shared. 

 Five Stars!! 


Many thanks to WTA Media for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

TTT: Books I Loved So Much I Had to Get My Own Copy

Happy Top Ten Tuesday!

Many of these I first got from the library or I read as eBooks. A couple of them I borrowed from a fellow book lover. After reading I had to get a copy in case I ever wanted to read them again, which I have done! 














Tuesday, August 30, 2022

GIGI & NATE Movie Review & Gift Card Giveaway!



Buy your tickets TODAY to see GIGI & NATE in theaters starting 9/2!

 About the Movie

 Gigi & Nate is the story of Nate Gibson, a young man whose life is turned
upside down after he suffers a near-fatal illness and is left a quadriplegic. Moving
forward seems near impossible until he meets his unlikely service animal, Gigi - a
curious and intelligent capuchin monkey. Although she is trained to assist Nate with
his basic needs, Gigi helps Nate find what he needs most of all: hope.

 

In Theaters September 2nd!  

 

 "As much as this is about a monkey and this kid, I think it’s about overcoming difficulties and things that you think are impossible that you’ll never come back from.”
-Charlie Rowe (Nate in GIGI & NATE)

 

 Watch the trailer:


 

GIVEAWAY!!!!

One $10 Amazon giftcard!

  Giveaway is limited to U.S. winners only. 

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE


 My Thoughts

I really had no idea what to expect from this film. The first part of the story was not fun to watch as it goes through the details of Nate's illness and the extreme difficulties that ensue. This movie certainly doesn't beat around the bush when it comes to the tough stuff. Anyone with medical trauma I would caution on this. 

I did actually appreciate that the scenes didn't just skip to the good parts because people who live with disabilities, this is their life. It still is difficult to watch and a bit eye opening. I think this film did a great job at portraying the little day to day details of someone who simply can't take care of himself and also those who care for him. I also am intrigued that this is based on a true story!  There are some funny moments where I laughed out loud. The grandma is a bit hilarious and added comic relief to a pretty serious story line. There are some things I didn't think were necessary such as some language and drinking scenes. Also, there were some scenes that seemed to drag out a bit so that did seem to make the movie a bit longer.  But by the end of the film I felt like it was a heartfelt movie. It does show that there is joy in the little things in life, even if that happens to be a monkey. 

I would use caution when watching this since there is some language and drinking.  It is rated PG-13 for some thematic material and language.

 

Many thanks to Roadside Attractions for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.  

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Matters of the Heart Review with Celebrate Lit Tours

 

About the Book

Book: Matters of the Heart

Author: Heidi Gray McGill

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Release date: July 15, 2022

 

When those experiencing the same fate she endured show up at her doorstep…

Katie determines to be their champion, no matter the fallout.

Will the man who fought for the other side also fight for her?

Unconventional Katie empathizes with the widows and orphans of the Civil War, searching for a place to call home in Shumard Oak Bend. But with no one to help her, she’ll need to do it secretly, a challenge she readily accepts. She’s taken charge before, and she’ll do it again, no matter who she has to outwit to get the job done.

He vowed to be his own man and stop doing everyone else’s bidding. But he follows orders when a pair of emerald green eyes, blazing red hair, and freckles that dance on the bridge of a pert nose conscript him to duty. Be his own man. Who is he kidding? Skunks don’t change their stripes. They leave disasters in their wake wherever they go, just like him.

Overcoming personal obstacles and finding your true self doesn’t mean going it alone. Yet the answer isn’t always in the one you seek.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

 

Heidi is an optimist who chooses to find the silver lining in life’s clouds of doubt. This plays out in her writing. Her ability to weave scripture seamlessly into the lives of her characters will uplift and encourage you, while her masterful storytelling will keep you turning page after page and wishing for more.

Heidi lives with her husband of thirty years near Charlotte, NC. When she isn’t writing, you will find her outside playing with her two grandsons, walking, scrapbooking, reading, cooking, traveling, or finding an excuse to have an outing with a girlfriend.

Fusing Faith and Fiction™

True Christian Fiction. Relatable Characters. Life-changing stories.

 

More from Heidi

Where did the idea for Matters of the Heart originate?

 

Before I was an author, I was the founder and director of an English as a Second Language ministry. The program touched the lives of students from 35 different countries. Regardless of culture, religion, language, or age, I found a substantial similarity in these students—they all wanted to improve their lot in life and that of their children.

 

Stories abounded of walks across deserts, financial hardships, desperate attempts to explain emergencies to medical professionals or law enforcement, failed verbal connections with schoolteachers, and an inability to obtain work because of their lack of language skills. Prejudice and distrust blocked them, culture shock took them outside their comfort zones, and the urgent need to survive made them scramble to dig deep inside and find creative ways to secure shelter and put food on their tables.

 

It wasn’t that these immigrants weren’t capable of achieving success. In their home countries, vocations varied from chemist and biologist with PhDs, to teachers, lawyers, and medical professionals. Others came from poverty and had little education but were not afraid of hard work, long hours, and low pay. They were tenacious, and they worked with relentless determination and a bullheaded resolve to achieve their goals. They relied on each other and soaked in everything around them in their desire to assimilate into the American culture and find a new place to belong.

 

Immigrants in the late 1800s were not much different. Individuals came to improve their lot in life and be a part of the greatest country in the world. In Matters of the Heart, Hans Korhonen left Finland with his brothers to take advantage of the land grants. Together, they worked to establish a farm large enough to sustain four families and support troops during the Civil War. Yet, in their desire to belong and give back to our great nation, Hans’s idyllic life changed through his service as a Union soldier.

 

Kathleen Murphy, or Katie, came to the United States to escape a life of extreme poverty and abuse in Ireland. Working in her aunt and uncle’s boarding offered more than a job. It provided the love and support of a family. Katie rose from her previous station and started fresh with hope on the horizon. She found a source of ministry that gave her life a purpose she’d not had before.

 

My association with my former ESL students helped me develop the characters in this book into individuals with which readers can identify.

 

Join Katie and Hans as they establish themselves in their new home of Shumard Oak Bend.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 5

Texas Book-aholic, August 6

Book Butterfly in Dreamland, August 6

Inklings and notions, August 7

lakesidelivingsite, August 8

For Him and My Family, August 9

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, August 10

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 11

Blossoms and Blessings, August 12

deb’s Book Review, August 12

Connie’s History Classroom, August 13

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 14

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, August 15

Pause for Tales, August 16

Truth and Grace HomeschoolAcademy, August 17

To Everything There Is A Season, August 17

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 18

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Heidi is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and signed copy of the first three books in the series!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

 GIVEAWAY

 My Thoughts

This is a fun read that reminds me of the traditional Christian fiction I grew up reading. I had a little difficulty in really connecting with the characters in this story so that made it difficult as I didn't completely love them. But the story line is sweet and I thought that Katie's journey made for a good story line. I think it would have helped if I had read the books prior to this one to fully enjoy the story. I think as a stand alone it is fine but I really wish I had read the first books. There is a strong faith element throughout the book that I thought was well written and that is really what makes this book what it is. 


Four Stars. 


"I received this book from the author for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."


 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

An Advent Carols Countdown--Simply Delightful!


 


 

 About the Book

 Get in the Christmas spirit with this unique collection of the most beloved Christmas carols, from the warmly nostalgic to the majestically solemn and uplifting. The book features one carol for each day from December first to Christmas Eve, and presents both the lyrics and the fascinating stories and interesting facts behind the creation of the songs. Each entry deepens our understanding of the music and enhances our appreciation of why these songs are culturally important and dearly treasured.

From popular, familiar carols to lesser known but cherished hymns, author Michael D. Young combines his musical expertise with information specific to each song.

“O Little Town of Bethlehem” was written by an American preacher, Philip Brooks, after traveling to Bethlehem in 1868 to find peace after the horrors of the Civil War and assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Brooks’s original poem, with one largely unknown final verse, is included along with the lyrics of the beloved carol.

“In the Bleak Midwinter” was voted the best Christmas carol by a BBC survey of experts, but the song was actually created from a poem by Christina Rosetti and did not become a carol until decades after her death when it was paired with music by Gustav Holst. Today, Rosetti is considered one of the most important poets of the nineteenth century, and the carol she unintentionally penned is one of the most haunting and beloved of all time.

An Advent Carols Countdown is a beautiful gift book for the whole family to enjoy along with the music of the holidays. Each entry also features a QR code that will link to an audio or video performance of the carol performed by the choir most associated with Christmas, the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir. (Goodreads)

 

PRE-ORDER HERE!



My Thoughts

 

This book really surprised me! It is simply delightful to read the stories and listen to the songs. There are 24 songs to read one a day leading up to Christmas. Each song has the lyrics and then the story on the history of the carol. One of the best parts is the QR code that you scan and it takes you to the YouTube video of that song performed by the Tabernacle Choir. This book is the perfect countdown to Christmas to read with your family! This book includes a great mix of carols, even some that I had never heard of or listened to. Compared to other holiday books this one is well worth buying!

I highly recommend that you grab a copy of this! It will make a great addition to your family traditions! 

Available September 6, 2022


"I received a copy of this book for free from Shadow Mountain Publishing. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."