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The Character Builder's Bible: 60 Character-Building Stories from the Bible by Agnes de Bezenac (Author),‎ Salem de Bezenac (Author),‎ iCharacter Limited (Producer)

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This book contains stories from the Bible that are illustrated and great to use for the message of the Bible.  It pulls out the main stories and tells them in a way that young children can understand.  The stories that are highlighted have a great message and the topics chosen are those that would apply more to things that a young child could relate to.
    I really enjoyed this and choosing stories to read to young children. Sometimes they would pick out a story by the illustrations and we would talk about what the message of the story was.  A great tool to use to bring the Bible stories and inspirations to a level that they can understand.
     I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.


Tora Fright Patches Things Up: A Story about Forgiveness (Prayer Monsters) by Tracey Madder (Author),‎ Bonnie Pang (Illustrator)

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Tora's gone through a lot of work to make her prize winning armadillo and then it gets broken by her little brother.  At first she is unhappy about it, but then she is able to work things out and forgive her little brother.  This book tells a great story and has great illustrations as well,  It is one that can be read to a young child and one that they can start reading to you as well. 
I loved reading this cute book and sharing it with others.  The illustrations were so cute and the story line was great and great to use with young children to show forgiveness and guidance.
     I received a copy  of the book from the publisher, the review is my own.

Etched in Tears by Cheryl Holden

This is my first book in this series and it was enjoyable.  I can just imagine some of the artwork in the exhibit.  I love things made of glass.  In this book you get to imagine the artwork artwork and try to figure out  a mystery.  Savannah finds herself involved in the mystery of who killed Dennis, an artist who also has ties to her family.  As evidence comes to light, she feels more and more compelled to figure out what has happened.  A good mystery that will keep you guessing.
    I received a copy of the book from the author/publisher, the review is entirely my own.


Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris

I've enjoyed watching this series unfold as it takes part from previous books, but has a story of its own as well.  This book will keep you reading and have you read the previous books if you have not done so as well.  Garrett does not feel that he has done all he can in the case he is working on and gets discouraged.  He pairs with Jordan, an FBI agent and together they find themselves working together to find out what happens before there is another victim.
     I received a copy from the publisher, the review is my own.



Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano

Gertrude has her hands full as a companion to Mrs. Davenport.  She often finds herself cleaning up after her and trying to be discrete about it.  She hopes to have an uneventful summer, but soon realizes that won't happen as she finds herself right back in the middle of things as her employer wants to still be a part of the social scene.
     I think it would be interesting to be a companion to someone like Mrs. Davenport.  I would get a chance to be a part of things that I otherwise would not have a chance to experience.  It would be hard too, because I would be expected to do things that I might not realize were a part of my duties and also might overstep what I could do as well.
     I received a copy of this book from the publisher, the review is my own.



Murder at Chateau sur Mer (A Gilded Newport Mystery) by Alyssa Maxwell

I've enjoyed reading this series of books and taking a glimpse into the gilded age. It really gives a taste of how they live on both sides of the wealth.  Emma gets to be a part of both worlds as a reporter and a distant relation to the Vanderbilts. Emma seems to have a knack to be in the "right" place at the "right" time and has to unravel more than one mystery.  A great read and it really makes you feel like you are a part of the story. 

A Dangerous Legacy by Elizabeth Camden

I really enjoy this author and how she ties historical events with her stories.  In A Dangerous Legacy, Lucy does a great job of getting the news out, but soon finds herself with competition.  I liked how at first she had a bit of a completion with the newcomer, but soon finds herself working with him when things get out of hand.
    A great read and I look forward to more in the series.
     I received a copy from the publisher, the review is my own.