As an avid reader for as long as I can remember, it is very important to me to try and encourage a love of reading in my children. Because of this, I was very glad to be chosen as one of the crew members to receive for review a book from Shiloh Run Press called The Glass Castle, written by Trisha White Priebe and Jerry B. Jenkins.
This is not a terribly long book. In fact, though there are 41 chapters, they are all fairly short, and the book itself is only 251 pages long.
You may recognise the name of one of the authors, Jerry B. Jenkins. He co-authored the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye, many years ago! He has written over 180 books, and 16 of them have reached NYT bestseller status.
The co-author of this book Trisha White Priebe, has had the desire to write ever since she was in the 6th grade, and says that she still loves writing for sixth graders! Priebe has worn a lot of different hats during her life. She is a wife, mom, writer, editor, teacher, reader, and as she puts it, former water polo queen. She has also worked as an editor for the Meredith Corporation, and has published several magazine articles and blog entries. Priebe is a frequent speaker at retreats and conferences, and enjoys assisting her husband in youth ministry.
The Glass Castle is book one in the new “13” series. The setting and action are very much like a cross between the Narnia books and Alice in Wonderland.
The story begins in book one, telling of a king who is growing old, and is worried about who will take his place. His new wife wishes to give him a child who would be hei to the throne, but the king’s first wife gave birth to a son and nobody knows what happened to him. The solution? get rid of all the orphans in the kingdom!
Avery, Kate, Tuck, and Kendrick take charge of an underground network of kidnapped children, pledging to reunite the children with the homes they lost.
You can read some of The Glass Castle here.
I gave this book to “The Artist”, and once he got into it, it really did not take him long to finish the book. He even brought it along to read in the waiting room when I had a doctor’s appointment. Here he is at home, reading.
He says that he’s really enjoyed the story and is looking forward to the next book, The Ruby Moon, which will coming out in October 2016. I do think it fair to warn you though, that The Glass Castle does end with something of a cliff hanger, so be prepared!
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