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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Once Upon A Baby: A Tale of Adoption"

FIRST, MY U.S.A. FRIENDS, DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TODAY IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY! :)

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Welcome to my stop in this blog tour.  A big thank you to Kathy @I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting and author Shari Guess for this opportunity to read and review this book.  Be sure to stop by the Tour Page and check out others who are participating in the tour.  Then after reading my review, enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a printed copy of this book at the end of this post. 


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by Shari Guess, YR, 2012, 28p, rating=4
Source: provided by author for review
Find Book:  AmazonBYU | Author's Website | LDS Bookstore

A heartwarming tale of LDS Adoption. Follow a child's journey from the Pre-existence to his family's home on Earth. The divine guidance of the Savior, along with the love and prayers of both birth and adoptive parents are gently and lovingly portrayed in this tender story of the ultimate "Happily ever after".

I can imagine that at some point an adopted child might have some questions about his place in the family.  Should this occur during the early years, this sweet picture book would serve as a wonderful resource that will help answer those questions or at least get the conversation going. 

What I particularly like about this interpretation was the emphasis on how important and wanted the adopted child was from the very beginning.  Because this was based on true spiritual principles, this rendition was able to capture that great love for the adopted child.  This tale provided assurance that the adopted child was especially placed with the rightful parents through fervent prayers from the receiving parents and the "tummy mommies" to a loving Heavenly Father.  Moreover, declaring that the adopted child maintains his place in the family for good ... for eternity!  How precious is that?!  Well done, Ms Guess.

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Praise:
"Shari Guess has written a "must read" for every LDS family. She made a relevant issue for our time seem simple, yet to the heart."
~Brenton G. Yorgason, PhD

"I cried grateful tears to finally find a book for our children that explains their unique place within our family in a spiritual way."
~Nancy Reynolds, CA

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SHARI GUESS is a proud, first-time children’s book author and lives in rural North Texas where she is “Mom” to her beloved 9-year-old adopted son, Garrett. Happily married to her husband Walter for going on 13 years they share their cabin-in-the-woods with a small herd of Great Danes and farm animals. Shari is currently a part-time real estate agent and property manager and prior to marriage worked for over a decade in the music business, spanning from Los Angeles to Nashville. She wore many hats as a journalist and publicist representing multiple recording artists, magazines and music publishing companies, along with being a part-time performing artist and songwriter. Her hobbies include choral, Americana and rock music, martial arts, photography, travel and anything in the mountains.

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Tour Giveaway:
$25 Amazon Gift Card + copy of Once Upon a Baby
Copy of Once Upon a Baby
(Book available to US & Canada only)
Ends 11/30/12

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(Giveaway is the same in all tour stops.  Please see host for complete giveaway details)


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