Friday, October 26, 2012

Texting Through Time: John Taylor and the Mystery Puzzle by ChristyMonson ~ Blog Tour

                by Christy Monson

Genre:  Middle Grade Historical/ Science Fiction
Source: Received electronic copy for review

Book Description:  Micah and Alicia are excited to meet John Taylor as a child in England. But when their phone won't let them return to their own time, the'll follow the prophet around the world, learning some important lessons along the way. Humorous, entertaining, and informative, this book is a wonderful introduction to church history that's bound to be a family favorite!

My thoughts:  Micah and Alicia are set for another adventure.  They have just learned about the LDS prophet John Taylor and want to visit him in England as a boy.  It's just supposed to be a quick trip and they're even going to bring their dad.  No problems!  Right?  

This book is a great book for middle grade readers.  It''s full of imagination and facts about life in the 1800's.

The main characters Micah and Alicia are main characters that kids will like.  They are good kids who just want to get home.  I know I would love to visit the 1800's but I wouldn't like to be stuck there.  This is an adventure that will keep your kids attention. It will also keep them wondering about the puzzle that needs to be solved and the lessons that need to be learned. The kids develop stronger faith and learn some wonderful lessons.

I love that they can see that people they look up to in history were once children. div>

A Word from Christy Monson: 
A second Texting Through Time book is here, John Taylor And The Mystery Puzzle.It’s a fast-paced quick read—fun for kids and the entire family.

As Micah andAlicia get to know John Taylor, they find he is faithful, courageous, prayerfuland loving. They must solve a mystery puzzle about his life before they canreturn home. While hunting for the puzzle pieces, they land in France with adead phone battery—and Micah is in a dress! What else can go wrong?

This wassuch a fun book to write. I enjoy doing the research. It’s a blessing for me tolearn about our modern-day prophets.

I am honoredthat Mary Jane Woodger, BYU Faculty and editor of Champion of Liberty, John Taylor, has written a forward for mybook. Maureen Smith, International President of the Daughter’s of the UtahPioneers has endorsed the book. And Mathew Buckley, author of Chickens in the Headlights, and Bullies in the Headlights has given it athumbs-up.

If you likecontests, be sure to join the book blast on November 13th. Order abook from Amazon and leave me a message on one of the following sites to win a$25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate.

My booklaunch will be at the Ogden Temple Deseret Book Store on Friday, November 23rdfrom 2 – 3:30 pm. Join the fun. Come for refreshments and a fun signing.
Check thewebsites for other scheduled signings.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the review. I really appreciate your professional post. You've got it all! Thanks again, Christy


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