Saturday, June 22, 2013

Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation


By Elaine Beachy
Published by WestBow Press

Me and my daughter loved reading this together. It was a great reading experience. There are awesome black and white pictures to go with the words every few pages or so. Very well written story. This teaches many lessons on life for the young ones to learn about while reading this story. Its not a long book so children will not likely get bored by it before the ending comes.

Biff is disappointed when the vacation plan at the beach is cancelled and the family must improvise with a vacation at home.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description Biff’s anticipated family vacation takes an unexpected turn. How will he deal with bitter disappointment? Is his summer ruined? Will he be humiliated by his friends? The author paints a picture of a godly home to give encouragement and guidance to parents who struggle and kids who hurt. Biff and Becka’s Stupendous Vacation helps your child know how to deal with disappointment. It also helps children relate to family and friends with honesty and respect.

Love's Complete A Russian Adoption Journey



By Teresa Hull
Published by WestBow Press

This is a cute book, with nicely illustrated pictures to go with the words, that form a poem. This is such a nice story to read to the little ones. It shows how parents who are adopting a Russian baby, and their long journey to do so. It is not a long story, but still nice to read.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

This lovely illustrated children’s book written in rhyme paints the journey adoptive families take in order to bring their Russian children home. Follow a couple on their journey and experience the joys and challenges they go through until their child is ultimately united with them.

When Mockingbirds Sing




By Billy Coffey
Published by Thomas Nelson

This is the first book by Billy Coffey, and I am very happy to have picked this one to read.

This is a great book. It draws you in from the beginning. It tells of young Leah who is very withdrawn. It has a chapter countdown to the town carnival which tells you the main event will happen there. Leah paints these awesome paintings that she says are songs from the Rainbow Man, who is someone only she can see. He is Magic. There are some sad parts to it but overall an awesome book written beautifully.

I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys reading fiction novels.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

What marks the boundary between a miracle from God and the imagination of a child?

Leah is a child from Away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice.

Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on—there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man.

Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter . . . or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion that a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does.

While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah’s paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man’s heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone’s lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice:

Will they cling to what they know . . . or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?