I was recently invited to a campaign to review three beautiful hand-lettering/coloring/ journals. Each of these three journals are unique and focus on different creative aspects. One is geared more specifically towards hand lettering, another towards illuminated letters, and one towards adult coloring with intricate designs reminiscent of stained-glass windows. In each, there is room for journaling as well as practicing your hand lettering creativity.
Unbreakable by Sara Ella is the third book in the Unblemished book series (following book 1, Unblemished, and book 2, Unraveling). This is a YA trilogy that garners praise from fellow YA Christian fantasy authors, Mary Weber and Krista McGee, who remark that Unblemished is “a breathtaking fantasy” (Weber) and that “Unblemished had me from the first chapter.” (McGee) Library Journal calls it “engaging and suspenseful” and RT Book Reviews says it is “a stunning journey”. Continue reading “Unbreakable”
Together Forever by Jody Hedlund is the second book in the Orphan Train series, the sequel to With You Always, which you can find my review of here. While I suppose this book could work as a stand-alone, it will make more sense if you read book 1 to get background on the characters: who they are and how they came to be where they are at the start of book 2.
Marianne Neumann works with the Children’s Aid Society placing orphans from the streets of New York with families out west. While she works, she looks for records of her younger sister Sophie who disappeared in book 1. In doing so, she befriends another placing out agent, Andrew Brady, and the two of them travel out on the orphan train with a group of kids and the two of them learn to love and let go along the way. Continue reading “Together Forever”