One of my favorite things to do is laying on the beach with a good book. It's something I've enjoyed doing my entire life. It's a peaceful and calming hobby that I've shared with my daughters. Last week we visited our future home and brought a stack of new books to catch up on.
My eldest daughter is pretty much my mini-me. She's a morning person, up at dawn. drinks coffee, and lives for beach days & good books. We brought a couple bohemian styled throws to wrap up in to watch the sunrise that morning. Afterwards, my younger two kiddos, and husband, headed back to the hotel. Lorelai and I couldn't bear to leave the beach as the sun was warming things up nicely, so we lay down on the beach with our books.
Early morning sunrises are completely magical. We talked about how creative God is and how He's the most incredible artist.
Several weeks ago I was looking into some new books for the girls, and I came across this new series called Glimmer Girls. They seemed to be just what I was looking for : Books for girls, faith based with fun adventures. Check. Check. Check. They are written by the award winning singer, Natalie Grant. Right?! I was pretty stoked to hear that, too! A couple weeks after I first heard about them, I was offered the opportunity to review the first two books in the series. I couldn't wait to read them and see how my girls liked them.
The first book in the series is called "London Art Chase" and the second is called "A Dolphin Wish". The main characters are 10 year old twins, Mia & Maddie, and their younger sister, Lulu. These books are written for ages 9-12 years old which is perfect for my girls as Lorelai is almost 11 and Brie just turned 9. The books have illustrations in them, as well, which my girls rather enjoyed.
The locations of the stories are ones my girls want to visit for real, so we ended up adding London to our future [not yet concretely planned] trek to Europe. In the book, they talk a bit about landmarks, so it was nice to learn about those places while also enjoying the story. We also are making sure we hit San Diego this year to visit family, which is the location of the second book, "A Dolphin Wish". My girls can't wait to finish reading these books. They are really enjoying them, as am I. They're really cute reads and my youngest especially loves the adventures the characters go on. If you think a young girl in your life would enjoy them, you can enter to win these books just below!
Here's what Natalie Grant has to say about her book series: "Glimmer Girls is a fiction series that I have created with my daughters. The storyline is about three girls who go on tour with their singing mom. I have no idea where I came up with that plot! It’s fun for my little girls to help with the content because they actually live that life. Glimmer is the last name of the family, but it also has a special meaning. It is a light that is never extinguished. Sometimes it may glimmer a little bit brighter, sometimes it may glimmer a little bit dimmer, but it never goes out. I felt like that was such a perfect description for all of us. We all have a light on the inside and depending on the day, sometimes it’s bright and sometimes it’s dim. That is the message I wanted girls to get from this book. You don’t always have to be shining bright, some days are going to be more difficult than others, but Jesus has put a light in you that will never go out.”
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