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Monday, July 7, 2014

Review: All For A Sister by:Allison Pittman

 All for a Sister (All for, #3)
About the Book:
In Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties, Celeste DuFrane has it all. Her father's work with color movie film opens doors that lead to the stardom she's always aspired to. But after losing her mother, she discovers that half the estate has been left to a woman accused of killing Celeste's baby sister before Celeste was even born.Dana Lundgren arrives on the steps of the DuFrane mansion having spent most of her life imprisoned for a crime that never happened. After accusing her of murder so many years ago, why did Marguerite DuFrane leave her a sizeable inheritance? As Celeste and Dana learn each other's stories, they come up with more questions than answers. Then a surprising discovery begins to fill in the missing pieces: Marguerite DuFrane's written confession, penned shortly before her death. Uncovering the treachery and deceit that changed the course of countless lives--most of all, their own--the two women find more than they ever dreamed of.

About the Author:
As far as I know, I have always been a writer. Before I could put words to page, I would dictate stories to my mother. I have always lulled myself to sleep by crafting stories--a new chapter each night. When God called me to write, I was thrilled to answer His prompting. And so it was, after a long conversation with my husband, I left a 20-year teaching career to pursue a new direction. It called for a HUGE step of faith, but God has kept me and our family safe.

I count every single one of my readers as one of God's blessings in my life, and I like to think of my stories as being the first step in a conversation. Please visit my website, www.allisonpittman.com and send me an email. It is one of my greatest joys to hear from you!

My Review:
 Celeste DuFrane, a talented movie star, feels like she can have it all. To be the lead in a world renowned up coming movie--she is overjoyed at the thought. But after her mother dies she is expected to share her home with a baby-killer. She can't understand why her mother would of done such a thing, something like this in her will it was in her will that this be done. But she keeps asking herself why.

 Dana Lundgren, accused of killing an infant, spent most of her life behind bars. After her release she is so new to some many things in society--it is often terrifying to her. Then of all things she finds out that she was named in someones will, but why? Together these two women find the truth and thruth is not at all, what you would expect.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Tyndale.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Red Coats Are Coming! Review

About The Book:
 18229707 The first of a three-book story arc about the American Revolution, "The Redcoats Are Coming" follows Patrick and Beth as they assist the revolutionaries by waking up the sleeping citizens of 1775 Concord before the Redcoats come. In this adventure, the cousins meet Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. They help smuggle musket balls, sound the alarm that the Redcoats are coming, and deliver a secret message to Paul Revere. Along the way they learn that most of the revolutionaries leaned on God's direction and even pastors helped in the cause.Christian parents and teachers will appreciate the historical facts as well as the biblical worldview training their kids and students will absorb. The kids will appreciate the excitement and tension of an America at war with England, and in some ways, with itself. A curriculum for Christian schools and homeschool families will be available
My Review:
 The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming! His voice and those individuals that supported his cause rang out in the night. The Patriots were a group of strong, courageous individuals that supported their right to something bigger and were willing to fight for it, no matter the cost.
We have all heard the story of Paul Revere and his cause. He was a very courageous man. He and many others secretly planned to fight because what choice did they have, really? Adventures in Odyssey has created a very well adapted series entitled The Imagination Station. This series  of Books goes along the same lines an the Magic Tree House series only if you know anything about AIO you know it's christian based.
Your children will get a good dose of history with God being in the center of it all. The Redcoats are coming  tells about Paul Revere and his famous Midnight ride. Causing Beth and Patrick to go back in time and meet many famous people that they have only read about. Paul Revere and John Hanncock to name a few.
Beth and Patrick are actually seated there by Mr. Whit to deliver a letter to the famous Paul Revere, but they get sidetracked.
At the end of each book you are given a hint of what's to come in the next book. The ending of this book finds us in a boat , I wonder where we will go in our nest adventure.

About The Author's:
Marianne HeringMarianne Hering is a prolific writer, having written hundreds of articles and a number of books for children and parents. For nine years she worked for several magazines in Focus on the Family’s periodicals department and became the editor of Clubhouse, a Focus on the Family children’s magazine with a circulation of over 100,000. As a mother of three children, Marianne is interested in parenting and education issues, including home schooling and tutoring reading. She graduated from Biola University (La Mirada, California) with a degree in psychology and has continued her education with courses in writing and editing. She and her husband, Doug, live in Colorado with their nine-year-old daughter, Danielle, and two-year-old twin sons, Justin and Kendrick

Nancy I. Sanders Nancy I. Sanders is the bestselling and award-winning children's author of over 80 books. Her children's books include D IS FOR DRINKING GOURD: AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ALPHABET, AMERICA'S BLACK FOUNDERS, and FREDERICK DOUGLASS FOR KIDS. She loves to teach writers at writing conferences and teleclasses so that they can take their writing career to the next level. Her workshops are based on her groundbreaking book, YES! YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO WRITE CHILDREN'S BOOKS, GET THEM PUBLISHED, AND BUILD A SUCCESSFUL WRITING CAREER. Nancy and her husband Jeff live near Los Angeles.