07 September 2013

SWEET CHILD OF MINE by Murray and Micaela Pura reviewed by Marian Baay



Reviewed by Marian Baay
~5 stars~*****

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Kitt is the almost eleven years old daughter of Jack Burns – a Canadian widower who is enlisting in the Union army to fight in the American Civil War. Kitt doesn’t really understand why her father is going to fight, but she trusts that God will bring her father home again after the war.

Jack frequently receives mail from his sweet child, Kitt. She sends him letters and beautiful poems, and adds some little things from home in the envelopes, like seagull feathers, or dried flowers. The letters are being read by all the men and boost the morale of the whole regiment. Soon Kitt is dubbed their mascot and known as ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ – as Jack often calls her.

Kitt understands that not everyone can survive the war, but she pleads with God to save her pappy and the men in his regiment. This young girl has a lot of faith that runs deep. Will her pappy return home to her after the war?

I really enjoyed this beautiful tale, and the poems throughout the story were a lovely treat. The characters were easy to love and difficult to say good-bye to.

Nicely done, Micaela and Murray! Dad must be so proud of his talented daughter!

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You can buy this story at Amazon.
And you can also find the other stories in the Cry of Freedom Series at Amazon.
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GIVEAWAY: Murray is giving away 6 pdf copies of this wonderful story. You can EARN 5 EXTRA ENTRIES if you promise to post a review on Amazon and GoodReads after you have read the story—let us know in your comment if you will post a review if you win. 
Of course you can also enter if you don't want to write a review.
And please don't forget to leave your email address!

51 comments:

  1. Sounds like a warm, delightful read. Yes, I'll post a review after I read it.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  2. It sounds really good! Yes, I'll post a review after I read it! a_stonecipher@yahoo.com

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  3. A perfect review for this WONDERFUL story, MARIAN! Murray Pura pulls you in to this story the moment you begin to read it, and holds you there right to the end also! I really enjoyed this story and my review is there already! ;)

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  4. Murray's books are always really well written, I suspect this one is as well. Marian good review and makes me feel that this is a "must-read".

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    1. Thanks! And I agree that Murray's books are always well written.

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    2. Will be happy to review. Forgot to mention that!

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  5. A really nice review of a lovely story, my dear cohort! My review is already up, too! :)

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    1. Good girl! Then I don't have to add you in the contest. ;) Thanks, my dear editor. :))

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  6. Can't wait to read this! I already have it downloaded, but in support of Murray and his daughter, had to comment! And yes, I will post a review when I've read it! Joy Ross Davis

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  7. I would love to read and review this book! I am an avid fan of both Christian fiction...especially Historical, as well as a Civil War buff!! I love the history of the US Civil War.
    cfaist@hotmail.com

    Blessings,
    Cathy

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    1. Then I'm pretty sure you will enjoy this story, Cathy.

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  8. I would be happy happy happy to win. I will post a review on Amazon if I will. angelachesnut246@gamil.com

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  9. I would love to read this book and would love to win it. I will be glad to post a review on Amazon and Good reads.

    Wilani Wahl wwchildren@gmail.com

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    1. That's great. All the best in the drawing.

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  10. Your book sounds wonderful. Will be happy to do a review if I win a copy.
    blessings, Tina Rice
    tfrice@comcast.net

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  11. Sounds so good and sweet ! If only one could keep up with all the great books from Murray !
    Nice review !
    Linda Finn
    faithfulacres7@gmail.com

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  12. I would like very much to win a copy of this book and would be delighted to review it! It sounds like a wonderful story. jynhoffman@yahoo.com

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  13. Wonderful review! I have already fallen in love with dear, sweet Kitt and look forward to reading more of her story.

    I would be honored to write and post reviews if chosen. Thank you for the opportunity!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  14. It sounds like a story not to be missed. I would be thrilled to read & review it. All in my family are history buffs and My Dad especially likes Civil War era things. Thank you for your kind consideration!
    Blessings,
    Juli
    emeraldelena@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Julianna! Good luck.

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  15. This sounds like a really good story. And, I love the cover. Maxie mac262@me.com

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    1. This is a pdf copy, Maxie. Do you have an ereader yet? but you can also read on your computer.

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  16. I would love to win and read this story and would be happy to write a review after reading it. Murray is hooking me with The Painted Sky--now I need to read some of his others.
    Vicki
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. You'll love this story, Vicki. Good luck!!

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  17. Marian, I can only read it because it comes as an attachment when PDF And, I get a lot like that in emails and will open most always.. So hope so. Don"t think I have to worry about winning tho. LOL
    Maxie

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    1. Okay, just wanted to be sure you could use a PDF. You're entered!

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  18. of course i will post a review. i would love to win this book. thanks God bless you. thanks Ida houswife(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good luck, Ida, and thanks for stopping by.

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  19. would love to win. I'm not real reliable on reviews....my techie side is lacking...so I manage to get cyber lost trying to post things or repost them. Maybe that's why my oldest son maintains control of the Amazon account. ;(

    mandn@wisper-wireless.com

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  20. I'll definitely post a review if I win! This sounds like a great book. I always enjoy father and daughter stories.

    allmylove2joe@yahoo.com

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    1. Then you will surely enjoy this story, Mel!

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  21. I would love to win! Your books are never a disappointment! I will be happy to post a review if I am lucky enough to win. This would be a great books to have while I am recuperating from a full shoulder replacement. Bgauthier49@live.com

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  22. Would love to win and would be so happy to do a review.


    TAMMY HUDSON
    HUBTIVOLI1@YAHOO.COM

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  23. I'd be happy to post a review on Amazon if I win. BJ Robinson

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  24. SWEET CHILD OF MINE sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I promise to post a review on Amazon and GoodReads if I win ! augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

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  25. Really sounds like a good book. Would love to win.

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  26. Thanks all for entering. I have drawn the winners and contacted them.

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