Melody of the Soul

Melody of the soul is a book written about a Jewish woman named Anna, who lost nearly everything during the Nazi invasion, everything except for her grandmother. She now focuses on keeping her grandmother safe however living below them is a Nazi officers name Horst.

Although music and playing instruments is band during this time, Ana continues to play for her grandmother, and the Nazi officer seems to enjoy the music as well. When both Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to attempt to save them. Anna finds herself falling in love with the Nazi officer.

This book is captivating, inspiring, and overall I would definitely recommend it.

A copy of this book was given to me by Litfuse Publicity. My opinions of this book are true and honest.


Christy 50th Anniversary

Christy 50th Anniversary

This book is written about a 19 year old teacher that takes a train that not only provides transportation but almost transports her to another world, introducing her to poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions. The girl struggles to find acceptance, struggles with her own faith, and is torn between two men. This book is well written and keeps the readers involved. I would definietly recommend.

Macmillian Fall Books

Little Elliot, Fall Friends by Mike Curato

  • One of my favorite Little Elliot books! Elliot the elephant and Mouse enjoy the sights of the city and country as fall arrives. The Little Elliot stories always feature a cute bond of friendship that I admire.

Hedehugs: Autumn Hide and Squeak by Steve Wilson

  • This book is full of pumpkins, fall leaves, and autumn. I love the artwork and the hedgehogs!

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak

  • Reminds me of a classic picture book that shows the changing seasons and makes everyone reminiscence!

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

  • This book is about a red oak tree and a cow that help their human friends work out their differences. It is a story of acceptance and tolerance and a friendship in between. I absolutely love this book!

KJV Know the Word Study Bible

Thomas Nelson breaks the Bible down book by book, verse by verse and provides and easy to read and direct review of the Bible. This book leads you through the main points of the Bible and helps you to interpret sometimes difficult messages. This has been one of the most rewarding, easy reads I have ever finished! A must read for everyone!

A Forest, a flood, and an Unlikely Star

A Forest, a flood and an unlikely star

I really enjoyed this book.  The beginning was a bitslow, but the story is wonderfully written, tackling  difficult subjects in a way that kids this age can understand. The story is written about, Kusiima, a13-year-old who is the hero of the story.

I think that this book would be wonderful, read aloud, in a classroom or a book club. Reading aloud could provide good opportunity to discuss some of the subjects covered here.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes.

Halloween with Macmillan

Peep & Egg: I’m not Trick or Treating by Laura Gehl

This little board book is about a tiny chick that does want to step out of their comfort zone to go trick or treating. It helps toddlers tackle their struggle with fear and keeps them giggling throughout reading while the little chick argues “NOT GOING.” The illustrations kept Charlie’s attention throughout.

Monster Trucks by Joy Keller

This may be one of Charlie’s favorite books ever… and I wont lie, I really love it too. This story is about monster’s lifes as everyday construction workers. It shows kids that monsters are like people and are not scary. Its super cute and super relevant for Halloween. The illustrations are perfect! I would definietly recommend this book!

You’re All Kinds Of Wonderful



Author: Nancy Tillman

In this book, “You’re All Kinds of Wonderful” Nancy Tillman takes a universal concept that we are ALL not only loved but we are all special. This book educates children that we are all not the same (thank goodness for that). The book encourages readers to embrace their own uniqueness, stressing the importance that we are all wonderfully made.



The book is written for readers both young and old.

Nancy Tillman is the author of some of my other all time favorite books, including the  On the Night You Were BornThe Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby’s First Year; and  Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; The Crown on Your Head.  Nancy’s books always convey to readers, especially children that they are loved.

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Gathering The Threads by Cindy Woodsmall

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Gathering The Threads is written about young Ariana Brenneman who was raised in an Amish home. Throughout the novel, she begins to question the teachings of her Plain community. She begins to see church life as a list of rules, regulations and restrictions. This book expolores the relationship between a loving father and his daughter in an honest heartfelt dialogue.

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