Author: Sharlin Craig
Published: December 3, 2015
Publisher: Harmony Hearts Publishing
Genre: Children ages 6 on up
Review: ebook provided by author
A touching Christmas story with glowing illustrations, Ornaments of Love is a story to cherish for years to come. A beautiful tale of Ayana, an endearing ten-year-old who excitedly anticipates that special time of year when the entire family joins together to decorate and admire the Christmas tree.
But sadly this year is different. Ayana realizes that her mom and dad are far too busy with everything else to enjoy the tree with Ayana. Then, something unexpected happens and the family is brought together with tenderness and joy.
Filled to the brim and overflowing with charming moments, gentle humor, and timeless illustrations, this beautiful story is a wonderful reminder of what’s important not only during the Christmas season, but every day of our lives. Ornaments of Love is destined to become one of your favorite holiday stories. One that will remain in your heart forever.
We received this book to give an honest review.
This was a really cute and meaningful story. Ayana is so excited to put up the tree and decorate it with her family it is something that brings her great job. Though this year it seems that her mom and dad are too busy and so she puts the decorations up herself. Each ornament is a special memory that she has with her family and I found that to be such an awesome thing to have. When an accident happens it brings all the family together and with it they reminisce together. I think this is a cute read especially to read around the holidays. For me as a parent it made me think that I should never be to busy to do things with my kids especially when they ask.
K liked it and even was a bit upset that the ornament with the welcome baby on it was not there in the picture. I found it funny that he expected to see all the ornaments and when one wasn't there he wasn't happy about it.
Sharlin Craig, a Detroit native who now resides in southern California with her husband and daughter, is dedicated to writing inspirational children’s books that touch the spirit of her readers. A graduate of Oakland University, she’s taught music to children for several years while also writing music and lyrics. She’s combined her love for children and writing into authoring her debut children’s Christmas picture book, ‘Ornaments of Love’.
Sharlin believes that with the right surroundings and daily encouragement, children are boundless. She’s passionate about helping children feel understood and empowered through her books and hopes that her stories make them smile.She self-published in Dec, 2015 and her publishing company name is Harmony Hearts Publishing. The picture book is 32 pages. The coloring book is 46 pages, is in black and white, has the original story as well as 21 coloring pages that range from easy to difficult so the whole family can color together. The illustrator for the picture book is Helen Monwuba and the illustrator for the coloring pages is Pavlina Trunecka.
Here are the buy links for the books:
Ornaments of Love Coloring Book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0997106026
Ornaments of Love Hardcover for libraries or bookstores: Ingram Spark
Ornaments of Love E-Book: (Retailers: Amazon, Apple iBooks, Nook US, Kobo, Smashwords)
Sharlin’s Website: http://www.sharlincraig.com
CreateSpace: Picture Book: https://www.createspace.com/5914949 Coloring Book: https://www.createspace.com/5924138
Ornaments of Love Book Blog Tour
Thursday, Oct. 27th: This Mom's Delight (Review)
Tuesday, Nov. 1st: K&A’s Childrens’ Book Reviews (Review & Giveaway)
Thursday, Nov. 3rd: Amanda’s Books and More (Review & Giveaway)
Friday, Nov. 4th: Mamitales (Review & Giveaway)
Saturday, Nov. 5th: Christy’s Cozy Corners (Review, Guest Post-
‘My Favorite Ornament Memories’ & Giveaway)
Sunday, November 6th:: Unleashing Readers (Guest Post-‘Integrating Ornaments of Love into the Classroom Setting’ & Giveaway)
Monday, November 7th: The Write Chris (Author Interview & Giveaway)
Wednesday, November 9th: This Mom's Delight
(Guest Post-‘Affirm Your Child’s Worth by Spending Time with Them’
Friday, November 11th: All Done Monkey (Post-‘10 Ways to Make the
Holidays Special’, Review & Giveaway)
Monday, November 14th: Connie M. Huddleston
(Monday Morning Indie: Review & Interview)