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Friday, March 24, 2017

#REVIEW: The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller

Title: The Elusive Miss Ellison
Series: Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace #1
Author: Carolyn Miller
Pages:304
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Published Date: February 27, 2017
ISBN:978-0825444500
Buy It Link: Amazon

My Rating: 4 stars

My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
After having just completed a Regency time period book, it was easy to jump right back into that time period. However, this book was so different than the other Regency books I have read, in the fact that it's not centered around the Season and multiple balls, and stolen kisses in dark and shadowy alcoves.
This book is a refreshing change into a country scene where balls don't matter as much as pulling up your sleeves and helping those that need the help and can't fend for themselves.
Faith is a big thread throughout this book, having the main character be the town's minister's daughter, it could go either way. But it's that faith that ends up bringing the two main characters together and changing their preconceived notions about each other.
I really enjoyed reading this book and watching as the characters slowly evolved as the storyline progressed.

Friday, March 3, 2017

#REVIEW: Would You Lile To Know? Collection


Title: Would You Like To Know Collection Gift Set
Series: Would You Like to Know Boxed Set
Author: Various
ISBN: 9781781283271
Pages: 168 total
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Published Date: February 27, 2017
Buy It Link: Amazon | Kregel

Synopsis: In this new addition to the fantastic Would You Like to Know? series, six little books are featured in one boxed gift set. Each book offers a starting point for young children to explore some of the key points of their faith and gain a greater understanding of Christianity. Each title has accessible illustrations, an inscription page, and notes for parents. A wonderful gift for those getting to know the church.

Contains:
Would You Like to Know About God?
Would You Like to Know How to Pray?
Would You Like to Know Jesus?
Would You Like to Know the Bible?
Would You Like to Know the Story of Christmas?
Would You Like to Know the Story of Easter?
           

My rating: 4 stars

My Review: I received a copy of these books in exchange for an honest review.
This is a great boxed set of short stories for pre-school kids. The language is easy to understand for them, it doesn't go into a lot of details, and the illustrations are colorful enough to grasp their attention. For these reasons, I think this is a great addition to any Sunday school classroom.
However, I would like to say that I don't believe these would stand up very well to handling by younger hands. Yes, the pages are thicker than normal pages, and the books are presented in a wonderful glossy boxed set. I still don't think they are sturdy enough to handle the rough treatment that some kids can give them.