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Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Review for The Christmas Village

If you are visiting from the A to Z Challenge, I'm not in it this year, but have been popping around to support you all and enjoy your posts. Thanks for stopping by.

This wonderful new review for The Christmas Village just appeared on Amazon.com:

"The author came to visit our school and spoke with our 4th and 5th grade classes. As a parent volunteer, I was present during her presentations. She selected passages from the book to share with the children. As she was discussing how and why she wrote the passages, we all became hooked on the story. There was a mad dash to our school library to borrow the one copy of this book.

I purchased the printed copy of the book to read with my 8 year old - let's hope he does not give away the story when the author comes to visit again next year. We read the story together at night before bedtime. Each of us took turns reading out loud. My husband, who admittedly hates to read loved the story. While we were reading the book he kept telling that I had to let the author know how great the book is.

Not only is the story great, but the writing is vivid. The author's writing style has you caught up in the story, you feel like you are there. There is plenty of suspense in the story to make it hard to put the book down. The ending is wonderful. Another parent in the school asked me about this book her 4th grade daughter could not stop talking about. I loaned the girl my copy of the book. When we would see each other I would ask her if she was done because I wanted to know what she thought of the ending. When I saw her this week, she came running over to me excited to tell me she finished the book. She gave me a big hug and told me she loved the ending.

Initially I intended to read the book and donate it to our school library. I loved it so much that I changed my mind and decided to read it every year at Christmas. Well, after seeing my little friend so excited this week I had to donate my copy of the book to our school library. We still have several students on the waiting list. I will get another copy for our family."  ~ Maureen White

Here's the LINK to the review on Amazon.

Pop over to the INSPIRING THOUGHTS AND PICTURES BLOG for a new dose of inspiration - this time a quote from Helen Keller and one of my photos from Bar Harbor, Maine.

14 comments:

  1. What a lovely review! I was going to wait until Christmas to read my copy, but now I might just wait until that point in August when I really wish it was Christmas!

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    1. Might be a good plan Annalisa! Then you'll be up to speed for the sequel, and you'll want to read it all over again at holiday time (she said modestly :)

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  2. Yay! This is such a wonderful review and also so true. Congratulations! :)

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  3. What a wonderful review. And a double whammy, you enriched their lives, and they warmed your heart.

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  4. Congratulations on the great review! Sounds like a wonderful story.

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for coming by!

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  5. Congrats on such a wonderful review! :)

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  6. Hi Melissa .. how lovely and I'm so pleased for you .. I'll be getting your book at some stage ..

    So pleased you're settled and enjoying the area and the painting, yoga, and writing space - and you're going back to that school - what fun ...

    Congratulations .. Hilary

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    1. Hilary, so good to see you! we are very much enjoying our settling down. I'm excited too that the Puget Sound Council for excellence in children's literature has agreed to review my book. Hope you are well - I'll pop round to see you!

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  7. What a wonderful review! It is so amazing that you get to see how much your writing touched this family and how much they loved the book. Awesome! Congrats!
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess - it means so much to hear these kinds of words. Spurs me on. :)

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