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- The Tales of Larkin (a review by Ruth Anne, age 10)
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- a great addition to your family library
- a tale of high adventure, unflagging humor, and deep faith
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"It's original, a breath of fresh air, and will keep your children's attention from start to finish!"
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It is refreshing to have a series that exemplifies the importance of godly character qualities and has deep spiritual lessons throughout. The included chapter discussion questions have been fabulous for engaging our kids in deep, meaningful discussion about the actions and qualities of different characters. The author takes this opportunity to point us back to Jesus and the godly character He maintained.
Who says being a Child of God has to be quiet and boring? Quite the contrary! Action, adventure, and danger coupled with godly character building and deep spiritual lessons... What are you waiting for?
To start with, the first book, The Young Frontiersman, was a wonderful start to the series. It was filled with suspense and witty dialog, and while the battles and excitement were quite engaging, it did nothing to take away from the light of the Lord’s work in this story. It was a delight to read, and I’m sure I will reread it more times in the future. Then, The Maker’s Medicine Girl--my personal favorite. In your preface, you said that you were trying to write a book that was more appealing to girls. At first, I almost laughed--your first book had been such a treat to read for myself, and I was a girl! But The Maker’s Medicine Girl absolutely captivated my attention from start to end, drawing me into the story so vividly it astounded me. Ember, Prisha, Rebecca, Susanna, and Rayford--all the characters seemed to jump from the page from the first sentence, making it a very interesting experience.
What surprised me most about this story was your portrayal of the Lord, speaking to Ember directly through His spirit and presence. It was done so seamlessly that, far from distracting from the story, it added to the suspense and almost magical effect in the scenes. Whether or not you make another book in the series is up to you--the open ending of The Maker’s Medicine Girl was wonderfully done, so I don’t think it’s entirely necessary if you don’t feel led to. But I would be among the first to read the third in the series if it was written!
God’s hand was very visible in these books, both in the story and in the author’s writing, and I hope that others were as touched by its captivating adventures as I was. Thank you for taking the time to write the series, and I hope God works wonders in your life!