The Second Chance Farm by Janice Blanchett

The Second Chance Farm by Janice Blanchett is a heartwarming story of how a rescued goat helps a wandering stranger realize everyone deserves a second chance.

A farmer finds a lost goat and brings him back to his farm. Christening him Rusty, the goat grows up alongside the other farm animals. Then one day, Rusty notices how different he is from the others and thinks he should walk away from the only home he has ever known. The lessons Rusty learns about family and forgiveness help him when a wandering stranger arrives at the farm looking for work.

What a unique way to approach the parable of “The Prodigal Son.” Instead of the son being the main character, Blanchett creates a touching story of a rescued goat helping the son who took his part of the family fortune and wasted it. This story is beautifully told and is accompanied by the creative artwork of Jack Foster (one of my favorites). The author then suggests the reader discover the rest of the wandering stranger’s story in the Gospel of Luke.

The Second Chance Farm will make a great addition to church and home libraries.

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  • ASIN ‏ : β€Ž B0C47LV217
  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž Janice Blanchett (May 5, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€Ž 31 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 979-8985182545

I received a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

The Giving Back Tree by Tarky Lee (Review & Giveaway)

For those who always knew the rest of the story of the selfless giving tree was left unwritten, author Tarky Lee has brought the story full circle with The Giving Back Tree.

Inspired by The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Lee creates a story of how the lonely stump, long ago forgotten, is found by a girl who loves and appreciates her, allowing the tree to heal and bring forth a new beginning.

The Giving Back Tree is one of the most inspiring stories of the healing power of love that you’ll ever read. The artwork harkens back to the original story, making this a story all ages can enjoy. A feeling of nostalgia will wash over readers familiar with the original, while this modernized story speaks volumes to the magic of love and joy and the importance of appreciating the world around us.

Touching and inspiring, you will want to read The Giving Back Tree over and again.

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  • ASIN ‏ : β€Ž B0BQZGZVH9
  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž Gullet Publications (April 11, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Hardcover ‏ : β€Ž 42 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 979-8985870909

I received a copy from the author through Goddess Fish Promotions. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

The Star That Lost its Twinkle by Janice Blanchett

Looking for a new and endearing story about the wise men’s journey to find Jesus? Then The Star That Lost its Twinkle by Janice Blanchett is the perfect book for you and your children.

Lucas is a bright star that outshines his classmates. But his classmates don’t enjoy his bragging, and keeping up his image makes Lucas forget the importance of caring for himself. Soon, he loses his shine, and his classmates treat him poorly. It seems like nothing will help, until some encouraging advice leads him to pray to God asking for His help in making Lucas the star he created him to be.

What a touching story! The Star That Lost its Twinkle reminds us that we must take care of our temple (body) and that God has a special plan for all of us. Alongside Jack Foster’s amazing and beautiful artwork, this story is perfect for this time of year, but also as a constant reminder to reach out and ask for God’s help every day. Such a beautiful story!

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  • ASIN ‏ : β€Ž B09KN62V3B
  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž Janice Blanchett (November 3, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€Ž 31 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 979-8985182514

I received a digital copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Bring A Christmas Kindness Home for the Holidays

Eight-year-old Robert is eager to share his wish list with Santa at the mall on Christmas Eve. When he meets Glenn, who only has one request for Santa, Robert is confused about what he should do. Can he cast aside what he wants and ask Santa to bring his new friend a special gift?

“5 Stars? An emphatic yes! Two thumbs up? No doubt!” ~ fundinmental

“Nicely illustrated, enjoyable story for readers of all ages.” ~ Jude, Amazon Reviewer

“It will remind you of the true meaning of Christmas…” ~ Ruth, Amazon Reviewer

“What a meaningful book!” ~ Lisa’s Reading

Available from:

4RV Publishing

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PapΓ‘’s Magical Water-Jug Clock by Jesus Trejo

Jesus Trejo enters the world of publishing with this adorable and funny children’s picture book.

PapÑ’s Magical Water-Jug Clock finds young JesΓΊs excited to spend his Saturday helping PapΓ‘ with the family’s landscaping business. PapΓ‘ even puts him in charge of the magical water-jug clock. When all the water is gone, PapΓ‘ explains, then their work will be done. JesΓΊs is eager to do his job right, but he can’t help sharing the water with all the thirsty animals. Before JesΓΊs knows it, the water jug is empty but their workday is not done. Will JesΓΊs be in trouble?

This charming story is filled with an important life lesson, but JesΓΊs’s zany actions, the strange animals he discovers as they work, and the colorful illustrations by Eliza Kinkz that celebrate this hard-working family’s daily routine while creating a sense of lighthearted silliness along the way, creates a wonderful story that will delight readers everywhere. There is so much to love about PapÑ’s Magical Water-Jug Clock. I encourage you discover it for yourself. It will be worth it!

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  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž mineditionUS (June 6, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Hardcover ‏ : β€Ž 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€Ž 166265104X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 978-1662651045
  • Reading age ‏ : β€Ž 3 – 6 years

I received a digital copy of this book through NetGalley. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.