Saturday, February 28, 2015

Book Review: In Between by Jenny B. Jones (A Katie Parker Production, Book 1)


Book Title: In Between

Series Title: A Katie Parker Production (Book 1 of 4)

Author:  Jenny B. Jones

Publish Date: April 15, 2007

 Why I Read this Book: I saw that this book was a Christian Fiction novel that was free on Amazon (kindle edition), so I decided to check it out.  This is still free on Amazon as of this posting, but please check pricing before purchasing.





 About the Book (from Goodreads):  

Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head...and heart. When Katie and her new "wrong crowd" get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad Maxine. In the midst of her punishment, Katie uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she's not the only one with a pain-filled past. Katie must decide if she'll continue her own family’s messed up legacy or embrace a new beginning in this place called In Between.


Katie Parker's mom is in prison and her father is who knows were so she is left to the foster care system as a ward of the state.  She is sent to live with foster parents.  Her new foster dad is a pastor, so Katie is launched into a world that she is not familiar with.

This book speaks to me because I desire to be a foster parent and possibly adopt in the future.  The foster parents in this book were the perfect role models for what a Christian foster parent should be.  Although Katie made mistakes, her foster parents never stopped caring for her and trying to do the best that they could to provide for her.

Filled with both laughter and sentimental moments, In Between is a book that I would recommend to anyone looking for a great, light, inspirational read.

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age: Any

Overall Rating: 5/5

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Children's Book Review Tuesdays: A Pear and A Bear

Book Title: A Pear and A Bear

Author:  Tanja Russita

Publish Date: October 18, 2014

 Why I Read this Book: I received a free copy of this book for review purposes from the author.  This in no way influenced my review.







Simple, yet satisfying is how I would describe A Pear and A Bear.  This book would be great for young children around the time that they begin to read.  The illustrations are really adorable.

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age: Any

Overall Rating: 4/5