I requested this book so that I could read it to my daughter. Since she is only two it was a slower process. I was unexpectedly intrigued by the story, so I ended up reading ahead on my own. I had seen the Nutcracker ballet, but the book provided many more details than the ballet. I am excited to watch the ballet again after having read the true story. The illustrations by Maurice Sendak are absolutely beautiful. I look forward to reading this book over and over to my children through the coming years. I highly recommend this book as a keepsake.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Monday, November 05, 2012
When I acquired this book, I was a little worried that it would be another typical "Christian romance" book. I was pleasantly surprised that the book had more of a focus on other life aspects including business and family tragedy. The book did contain the typical winding love stories, but seemed almost more of side stories to the other story lines. It was interesting to learn, if their is any truth to the story, that some Amish people explore life outside of the Amish beliefs. It was a nice touch that the author included some recipes and a glossary of terms. Overall this is a good book.
Posted by Red at 11:00 AM