Christian book review Celebrate Lit blog stop 8
How to Make Victoria Sponge by Margaret Kazmierczak - A Review by Mary Ann Hake
This book is unique.
I don’t recall ever reading a novel that combines appropriate, heartfelt prayers for the situations that arise in the characters’ lives.
The Sponge family lives in England, so you get the British flavor and terms too, making it fun for American readers.
I connected with Victoria, aka Vicki, and her desire to please the Lord. Her four active children (including three teens, one whom appears to be autistic) keep her hopping, and running to her Heavenly Father.
I appreciate the sincerity and honesty she portrays, but could do without some of the TMI bodily functions, etc.
Identity is one of the themes addressed in this rollicking story. Vicki seeks to find balance in her roles as wife, mother, preschool teacher, daughter of aging parents, and friend.
Those around her have many needs, which tug at her heart and time. Each of her children have their own self-issues.
This realistic look at daily life—with all that occurs in just seven days—syncs with Christ’s suffering during the week leading to His death. The tone remains hopeful and the tale helpful for anyone facing trials.
It serves as a great example of how to draw lessons from the mess of everyday and grow spiritually. I think you could also just (re)read the prayers for inspiration. I received the book in exchange for an honest review.
Link to purchase book: http://amzn.to/2dbi1aW
To celebrate her tour, Margaret is giving away a themed gift bag containing an apron, whisk, Bible, and a limited 1st edition paperback copy of How to Make Victoria Sponge! Click here to enter:https://promosimple.com/ps/a416