Monday, 14 September 2015

Book Review: Blossoms on the Roof


Blossoms on the Roof

From the Back:

The year 1894 brings hard times to the Yoders. 
When Father reads that free land is available in faraway North Dakota, the family packs up, says goodbye to family and friends, and boards the train for what they believe will be a better life out West. 

As soon as they step from the train onto the windswept prairie, however, they realize they have much to learn about homesteading. They hurry to build their thatched-roof, sod house even as they plant a garden and till the fields. 

With each new experience—including the wildfire and long cold winter—they learn to trust God, embrace the pioneer spirit, and watch hardship turn into valuable life lessons.

Based on actual events from a time long ago, this unforgettable story from The Amish Frontier Series, perfect for ages 8 to 12, brings to life the Yoder family’s move from a close-knit community to a pioneer life where they quickly discover how God is faithful to help in every situation. - See more at: https://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/books/blossoms-on-the-roof#sthash.YqRnepFP.dpuf


My Reflections:

My Daughter and I loved to read Rebecca Martin's book Blossoms on The Roof. What a wonderful way to bond and connect with your daughter, cuddled up taking turns reading a treasured story. Every time I brought out the book her eyes lit up and a smile graced her face. Oh the joys of childhood!
 
This story is filled with imaginative literature suitable for children 8-12. My 7 year old loved the character of eight year old Polly and the adventures she had. This book opened up a bevvy of conversations regarding pioneers, the realities of homesteading and valuable life skill discussions. 

I would absolutely recommend Blossoms on The Roof to anyone wishing to read a wholesome novel. I have the other books on order already! 

I received this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Harvest House. Thank you Harvest House!


About the Author:

REBECCA MARTIN

Rebecca Martin is a mother of four children, wife of Cleon, and author of numerous books. She and Cleon are members of the Old Order Mennonite Church, semi-retired, and together they enjoy helping their married children. Rebecca also enjoys quilting as a pastime.
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