Portrait of the SON book review

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I am trying my hand in writing book reviews. Writers are first readers. It is important to share book reviews so that fellow readers may be able to find their next great read. Thanks to  Deb from Deb’s WorldJo from And Anyways, Donna from Retirement Reflections and Sue from Women Living Well After 50 for co-hosting the Whats on Your Bookshelf Challenge. Every third Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Every third Friday PM (Southern Hemisphere) of the month, one can share in the comments, a blog post, or on other social media platform. Join in and be sure to include the hashtag #Whatsonyourbookshelfchallenge so your link is included in the posts.

My preferred reading genres are women’s fiction and historical fiction. Since I am currently writing children’s stories I am also reading a lot of fiction and non-fiction picture books to middle grade novels. I aim offer quick and honest impressions of the books.

Josephine Nobisso did it again. Portrait of the SON A Tale of Love is the latest Gingerbread House Books release. Ms. Nobisso continues her collection of exquisite picture book stories of faith and love. Portrait of the SON A Tale of Love delivers the message of the Trinity in metaphorical form. The language speaks in an oral storyteller’s cadence and style. The stunning illustrations carry the imagery on every page. Set in an art collector’s mansion, the author takes her readers and listeners into the beauty and generosity of the father and the inspiration of the son’s teaching and sacrifice. Portrait of the SON A Tale of Love is a wonderful book for families to read together.

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The Heart of Bakers and Artists

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Becoming America’s Food Stories


Hope you are hungry. Becoming America’s Food Stories recalls the tales that have been told around my family’s dinner table. The histories explain the motivations over bowls of macaroni, antics play out while slurping soup, and laughter echoes throughout the dining room. Pull up a seat. There’s always room.
The Heart of Bakers and Artists is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 1911. The story follows nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, who wants to prove she is not a little kid. To be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhoods, she must tackle bigotry, bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and learn to cross the street by herself
The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers picks up where The Heart of Bakers and Artists left off.Lily has big dreams to sing out with her powerful voice, but must do EVERYTHING, since Mama fell into a deep depression, the baby is sick, and the “Black Hand” terrorizes the neighborhood, threatening her chance to sing at the New York Highlanders Fourth of July baseball game.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

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