Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Tour/Review: Because of Love by Shauna V. Brown

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Because of Love, by Shauna V. Brown
2014, 96p, Christmas
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

For Christmas, all Phoebe Brown wants is to give her daughters new shoes to replace their heavy leather boots. But because they have very little money, her husband refuses to pay for them. Inspired by true events, this Christmas story shows how the power of love can change even the most begrudging heart.

This is a short, sweet Christmas story and it's centered around shoes!! Josephine Brown is being teased at school because she wears thick, heavy, ugly boots. Her mother, Phoebe, is tired of it, and understands how her three daughters feel because she has felt self-conscious about her big, ugly boots before, too. 

Their father insists on them all wearing sturdy boots since he walked across the plains with bleeding feet. His shoes had worn out early on and he was always trying to find something to wrap around his feet. The women want pretty shoes and decide to pray for a Christmas miracle and each set about doing their part to make it happen.

This book brought me back to a simpler time. It shows what a family can accomplish when they work together (and even separately) to bring happiness to each other. Phoebe was hurting for her daughters and knew how they felt because, as an adult, she had felt judged for her boots. I think all of us mothers can relate to how much we hurt when our children are hurting and want to do what we can to help.

This is a heart-warming story which I will share with my children this year. It's a book that makes you appreciate what you have and realize what Christmas is really all about!

About the author:

Graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in speech and drama, communication, has provided Shauna V. Brown with many opportunities to use her talents. She has written and directed original plays and presentations for church and community. She has shared her musical talents, numberous scripts and presentations with pioneer trek groups for the past eighteen years. Shauna has equally enjoyed being a guest speaker and presenter at BYU Education Week, women’s conferences, firesides and community presentations. Shauna and her husband, Rick, are blessed with six children and fourteen grandchildren. For the past twenty-two years, Shauna has written an original Christmas story as a gift to neighbors and friends.


Unknown said...

I love that sweet cover. I love Christmas books. This makes me even more excited for Christmas and I didn't think that was possible :)

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