Monday, October 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Choir of Angels by Michele Mirabile

Choir of Angels, by Michele Mirabile
2013, 32p, Middle-grade Fiction
My Rating=5 stars
Source: Provided copy by publisher for an honest review

He was so ready for this moment he could barely breathe. If he won, he knew he’d be the best Joseph the pageant had ever seen.

Riley loves Christmas, and this year, he wants something special: the chance to play Joseph in his school pageant. Sam, the neighborhood bully and a talented singer, wants the part too and is crushed when Riley lands the role. Riley doesn’t care—until he learns the secret Sam has been keeping from everyone. Now Riley has a choice to make, one that will change his view on Christmas forever.

Told from the perspective of a 12-year-old boy, this charming tale reminds us that being like Christ is the most important celebration of Christmas.

What a quick, sweet, fun read! It will literally take about 20 minutes to read. Riley is a nice boy who has a disability and his mother has always taught him not to let that stop him from achieving his goals. His goal this year is to be Joseph in the school pageant and he's worked really hard to get the part. He has a run in with Sam, the neighborhood bully, and his competition for the part of Joseph. Later that day, he has another run in with Sam and as he's telling his mom what happened, she lets him in on Sam's secret which means Riley has a big decision to make. This small book has a great message of sacrifice and forgiveness. This is a book I will definitely be sharing with my children this year and will include it in my Christmas stories to read every year!

Michele Mirabile enjoys a stunning view of Mount Timpanogos from her home in Utah County, where she lives with her devoted husband and their two spoiled cats. Besides juggling words and delving into her imagination, she loves meeting new people and visiting exotic ports. Her marriage and her beautiful daughter are the greatest accomplishments of her life.

A veteran of the United States Army, Michele has authored travel articles, short stories, and three books that include Your Mother Wears Combat Boots: Humorous, Harrowing, and Heartwarming Stories of Military Women; Dark Side of the Moon; and Choir of Angels.


Jinky said...

Does sound like a great Christmas read! Glad it's not expensive. I'll have to pick up a copy.

Katie Watkins said...

I thought this one was so cute. A definite must-read for every Christmas.

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