Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Glimmer Girls London Art Chase, a review

This book is the first in a new series of kid's books by Natalie Grant and Naomi Kinsman.  If one follows the career of Natalie Grant, they will recognize the three sisters mirroring her own twin girls and their younger sister.  Not to mention the mother in the story is a well known Christian singer.

In this book, the family is off to London where their mother is to give a concert. They have various adventures, not the least of which is tracking down an art thief.  While also enjoying Afternoon Tea upon their arrival in London and seeing the sights the city has to offer.

The real message of this story, at least to this mom, is how God makes each of us with gifts and personalities different than even our family members... and how that is good.  Through their adventures, Maddie (one of the twins) comes to realize what her gifting is and how God can use it.

Sometimes the conversation feels a little preachy and wordy, especially in the last few chapters.  I think it could have been edited just a tad more on those pages and still have the lesson come through just fine.  But it is not so much that it takes away from enjoyable reading. 

This is exactly the kind of book my daughter would have loved in her late elementary-middle school years.  For so many girls of this age who are veracious readers, it will be good that these books are already a series. 

This book was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Do you think it would be a good read aloud for a young girl? I love to find things with Christian themes for my granddaughter.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

This would make an excellent read aloud!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that there are good books for younger gals. I know Robin Jones Gunn and Melody Carlson have both written for the teenage group. Girls need good reads as much as we older women do! I'm glad you reviewed this book and that you have a sweet granddaughter to share it with. Pam (SD)