Friday, April 1, 2016
A Dolphin Wish (FaithGirlz) by Natalie Grant
Natalie Grants new series Glimmer Girls is fast becoming a hit among tweens. Twin Mia and Maddie, along with their younger sister Lulu, embark on some pretty exciting adventures. Their mother is a Christian music artist and as a perk, they get to travel along with her to lots of thrilling places.
I got this book for my younger daughter who is eight. Although we did not read the first book in the series, we caught on to this one pretty quickly. Once you get familiar with the characters, it won't take long to figure it out. The parents are quite involved in their kids lives, along with a Nanny, Miss Julian, who travels along and helps care for them and takes lots of pictures. I noticed on various occasions she used opportunities to teach them some as well some valuable lessons.
In the first book, one of the twins, Maddie, solves a mystery. In this book, Mia, the other twin, is still a bit upset about some circumstances surrounding the first book and her sister. Whether it is jealousy or a righteous anger is yet to be determined. But when a mystery of her own comes along, will she handle it better than her sister? Mia is a black and white, by-the-rules kind of girl and sometimes has a hard time understanding those gray areas of life.
I wasn't sure how I would like this book after reading various reviews, but I think it is all a matter of perspective. So, with the understanding that my daughter realizes this book is fictional, just a fun story for girls written in a way that builds values and character; teaches obedience, values, while incorporating adventure and mystery, after reading it, I saw it as a fun book for her to read. One that will build values and encourage her to listen and obey her parents, and recognize there are consequences when you don't. (No matter what good reason you have behind it) The girls parents teach them about prayer, loving each other, kindness, and God. I think this is a great series for young girls to read. My daughter and I would like to read the first book in the series too! And we are looking forward to more.
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.
You can find your copy on Amazon
About the Author:
Natalie Grant, mother of three and Christian music artist, is excited about launching this new FaithGirlz series. She knows and understands all about the importance of having quality books for our children to read. Her new series hits "close to home" as the sisters are off solving mysteries while their mother is on stage thinking they are home in bed.
She has been named female vocalist of the year five times and has had multiple number one hits on the Billboard charts.