Sunday, November 12, 2017

Prayer Monsters: Tora Fright Patches Things Up – A Story About Forgiveness by Tracey Madder

This is a cute book and my grandchildren loved it! Tora wins a prize for her ceramic armadillo. But then her baby brother, Booyah, breaks it. Tora is very sad but she realizes that her brother didn’t mean to break it. She asks for forgiveness for what she said to Booyah and then lets him help her fix it. It’s a nice story that teaches about forgiveness. The names of the kids (the others are Pi, Zeppi and RJ) and the fact that they live in a very busy and messy household at the end of Quiet Street makes the story all the more fun. There are five siblings in my grandchildrens’ family too so that resonated.

I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review and I’m so glad I selected this one to review.

Too Far Down by Mary Connealy

This is book three of the Cimarron Legacy series. I have really enjoyed this series and I think it’s the best yet of Mary Connealy. I have never missed one of her books since she started and I love them all. She writes some really funny stuff. But his one was less funny and less about quirky characters and more meat to it. She kept me guessing through all three of the books and I was surprised by the ending. I definitely did not figure it out ahead of time. The plot was more complex and the characters were wonderfully crafted.

This story is about Cole Boden, the oldest son of Chance and Veronica Boden. He has come back to the ranch to run the gold mines on the property. A childhood neighbor and friend, Melanie Blake, helps him out after an explosion at the mine which appears to have been orchestrated by someone. I would tell you more of the story but it is more fun to discover it for yourself. All the loose ends from the two prior books came together in the end and the story comes to a very satisfying conclusion.

I would definitely recommend this entire series, and, in fact, the entire list of Mary Connealy’s books to anyone wanting something great to read! I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for a review but I would have bought this the minute it came out anyway because I was waiting for the conclusion of the story.