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Although Lucado has written a vast variety of books for differing age groups, this is my first experience with a children’s picture book from him. I’ve enjoyed several of his earlier adult titles which read like a story rather than a sermon or text book. Since his writing style is so engaging and interactive I look forward to this book and observing how children receive it. Thanks to Thomas Nelson’s Booksneeze Blogger Program for a review copy. (ISBN#9781400316496, 32pp, $16.99)
It’s been quite a while since I’ve read Sparks but he is a wonderful writer despite the tone of his work being bittersweet. I’ve been wanting to check out the movie based on this particular story so when I spied the book I couldn’t resist purchasing a copy. (ISBN#9780446570978, 432pp, $14.99)
I have a couple of Susan’s other books around somewhere and have heard she is a wonderful author. I look forward to opening this one soon. Thanks to WaterBrook for a review copy. (ISBN#9780307458834, 352pp, $13.99)
In addition I received a finished copy of The Confirmation by Ralph Reed.