Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Book Review of To the Moon and Back by Kathi Macias


For some reason I have been a day ahead all week. So you’ll find my post at Christian Children’s Authors–a review of the novel, To the Moon and Back by Kathi Macias, today at

Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Amos Faces His Bully


This is the third Friday of the month, so I am blogging at Christian Children’s Authors. Today, I am sharing my new release, Amos Faces His Bully. This is my fourth children’s book, the third book I’ve published with Guardian Angel Publishing. You can find out more about my new book at

Free EBook: The Place of Voices by Lauren Lynch


Anna is devastated by a fire that leaves her orphaned. Brendan struggles with a life limited by crippling illness. Tzutz Nik faces an arranged marriage to the prince of a ruthless dynasty. A mysterious invitation gives them each an opportunity to escape their struggles for a while and view their lives from new perspectives.

Deep in a remote jungle, amid long-forgotten ancient ruins, three unlikely time travelers collide. In the shadows, a relentless evil presence lurks, threatening to lead them astray. Will they triumph over their adversary or be trapped in his web of lies? Sometimes it takes a journey through time to learn the true meaning of sacrifice.

File Size: 1747 KB
Print Length: 260 pages
Publication Date: June 27, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

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From the Family Bookshelf – July


Both the Lil’ Diva and the Lil’ Princess enrolled in the summer reading program at our local library. They have slowly been plugging away at their books. While we were on vacation, they read a tiny bit, but honestly, by the time the day was done they were too tuckered out to read much. Thankfully, the Outer Banks is filled with history, so the places we visited helped them expand their horizons and kept them learning.

Together, the girls and I finished Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur and we’re almost done with Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. The Lil’ Princess finished Mallory and Mary Ann Take New York by Laurie B. Friedman for school, then completed Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses by Wanda Coven for her first book of the summer reading program. She’s currently reading Hank Zipzer: Niagra Falls, or Does It? by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. We loved the most recent book in this series, so she decided to start from the beginning. She’s also reading MacKenzie Blue: The Secret Crush by Tina Wells and borrowed Mackenzie Blue: Mixed Messages as her next book. The Lil’ Diva read Nobody’s Secret by Michaela MacColl right before school let out for the summer. Now she’s reading Skary Children – And The Carousel of Sorrow by Katy Towell, with Prada & Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard and Messenger by Lois Lowry waiting in the wings.

Thanks to vacation, Dad was finally able to polish off A Light in Zion, the fourth book of the Zion Chronicles by Bodie and Brock Thoene. Not sure what he’s reading next, but I’m sure with his work schedule it will take him months to finish another book.

As for me, I’m still playing catch up with all the book reviews I owe people. Here’s what I’ve read since my last post:

Natural Treatment Solutions for Hyperthyrodism & Grave’s Disease by Eric Osansky
Anasazi Intrigue  by Linda Weaver Clarke
The Brotherhood by Jerry Jenkins
What a Wonderful World! by Suzanne Chiew
Hands Off My Honey! by Jane Chapman
Help! For Writers by Roy Peter Clark
Goodbye is Forever by Mary Jean Kelso
Hug! by Ben Mantle
Peek-a-boo! by Ben Mantle
It’s Spring Time! by Elizabeth Bennette
You Can’t Take the Dinosaur Home by Mary Esparza-Vela
Splish, Splash, Splosh! by David Melling
Tremolo: cry of the loon by Aaron Paul Lazar

I’m reading The Queen’s Vow (historical fiction) by C.W. Gortner right now and am almost done with Strong Rain Falling by Jon Land, which I am scheduled to review next month at The Book Connection.

That’s it for this edition of From the Family Bookshelf. Happy reading!

God Has a Purpose for Me by LaRonda Koffi

GHAPFM-cvr-dig2.inddGod Has a Purpose for Me by LaRonda Koffi is a heartwarming and inspirational story of a young girl’s quest to find God’s purpose for her life.

When Aya hears the pastor of her church talk about fulfilling God’s purpose in your life, she’s not quite sure what he is talking about and her attempts to make God happy leave her exhausted. With the help of her family, Aya is able to discover what fulfilling God’s purpose in one’s life is really about.

God Has a Purpose for Me is an excellent way to help children grow in their faith and knowledge of God in an entertaining and easily understood manner. Your young reader will instantly connect with Aya’s confusion over how to fulfill God’s purpose in her life; and just as your child would seek the advice of adults close to her, Aya asks her parents and grandmother to help her understand what the pastor meant by his sermon. I could also see this book encouraging more questions about God and spirituality from a young reader.

The illustrations provided by Victor Guiza are absolutely beautiful. They remind me of Kevin S. Collier’s work. The bright colors and the attention to every last detail bring this wonderful children’s story to life.

A story your child will enjoy reading time and again, God Has a Purpose for Me* is sure to touch your child’s heart and help lead him on the right path.


Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Jesus Loves Me Children’s Books LLC
  • ISBN-10: 0981715001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981715001
  • SRP:  $15.95 (U.S.)