Today, I'm showcasing an Amazon #1 Best selling novel I read recently and wanted to share with you. Here's my 5 star review.
An evil queen, a young handsome prince, and an ordinary girl. An evil queen, a young handsome prince, and an ordinary girl. In The Warble, Victoria Simcox takes you on a journey through a mystical land where gnomes, dwarfs and fairies make their home. When ordinary girl, Kristina, is given a gift of the Warble, she finds herself transported into a world where things are very different from home. Known as the "Chosen One", Kristina is greeted with friendliness and honor. But then there are some who want to destroy her and her new found friends. In order to free the curse that has been placed on Bernovem, the Warble must be returned to its resting place. Kristina is given this responsibility and she accepts immediately. You will feel as if you're conquering each and every obstacle right along with the characters.Victoria has woven together an enchanting fable that embraces friendship, action and plenty of courage. Kids both young and old will enjoy this clean, action-packed adventure.
Find throughout these pages a message of friendship, hope, perseverance and faith.
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels unpopular in school. The other kids taunt and tease her. When she receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals, and the evil Queen Sentiz.
In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Warble” in its resting place. And she must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, as well as an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her strength but her heart.
Victoria's inspiration to write this story is her daughter, Kristina.
~Over 158 Reviews~
Although this is not typically my kind of genre, I stepped outside my box to experience something new. And, am I glad I did. The Warble is a pleasant surprise in that it's not just a tale of fantasy. It holds truth and real life principles that are steadfast in our real lives. The main character, Kristina, holds the pain of rejection from society or her peers. Through her suffering, one person sees her potential and offers her a gift in the Warble - an unsuspecting metal ball that is the key to her destiny through another world - one where Kristina is labeled 'The Chosen One'. There are threads that point to God and his everlasting love in this book. The story parallels Jesus' return and his victory over a fallen world. Those that have the faith - will see it. Those that don't want religion thrown in their face don't have to worry because it's so slight all you'll uncover is a really good book that offers a story of good triumphing over evil. Great job Ms. Simcox! I enjoyed this book and how it spoke to me on many different levels.
Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother and a Dutch immigrant father. She now resides in Western Washington with her husband and 3 children. Her other family members are, 2 Chihuahuas, named Pip and Win and 2 cats named Fritz and Hans. For 12 years, she home-schooled her children. Besides being an author, she is an elementary school art teacher. Victoria enjoys writing, reading and painting watercolors. Two of her favorite authors are C.S. Lewis and R.C. Sproul.
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