Thursday, December 27, 2012

Blog Tour: Book Review: The Lonely Christmas Tree by Brent A. Marthaller

Title:  The Lonely Christmas Tree
Author: Brent A. Marthaller
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Length and Genre: 24 pages/ Children's, Inspirational, Motivational, Spiritual
Source: Sage's Blog Tours

Summary:The Lonely Christmas Tree is born with a purpose to be cherished by someone at Christmas. When the tree is the last one remaining in the lot, the tree starts to believe that all hope is lost. A bright light comes along restoring faith in dreams and encourages the spirit to persevere. The tree is small and limp but has the spirit to find love and acceptance. This story demonstrates that all of us have that spark within us to find what we long for. Persistence and fortitude can lead us out of despair to the light that shines for all of us.

My Thoughts:
 I loved this little story!  It is short but has a lot of heart!  First, the illustrations were wonderful!  I read this to my four year old and seven year old, and both were very satisfied.  The pictures were beyond beautiful since our favorite colors are blue and green.  It really just puts you in the mood of Christmas with all it's magical glory.
Then it rhymes!  I absolutely love a book, especially children's books, that puts an amazing plot into rhyme.  Both of my sons agreed that it was the cutest lil tree they have ever seen and would be proud to have it in our house.  I also felt strongly for this little tree that has so much Christmas spirit it could fill the whole room up with it.
I would encourage anyone to grab up one of the hard copy versions of these little gems.  I can see this will be a tradition in our family from now on to read on Christmas, or any time we need some pick me up to show us the true meaning of life.
I give it five hearts!

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Author Bio:

Brent Marthaller lives in West Fargo, ND, and has written music and lyrics since 1978. During the 1980’s and 1990’s he was a member of several bands which performed throughout the area and at local venues. While those days of performing are in the past, he continues to write whenever he can. He also enjoys introducing his grandchildren to all varieties of music.
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