Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Reunion by Rachael McIntire

The Reunion is a short novel/ long short story by Rachael McIntire about God at work in the lives of the Gladstone family members. Because I don't want to spoil the plot line for you, I'll keep this brief.

Ever had a day where you just want to sit down and read a book to relax? You know, the days where you've already done loads of laundry, or graded lots of math lessons, or cleaned the WHOLE house? I think a lot of us have those days. The problem arises when you're trying to find something to do to relax, that won't take up the whole night, or leave you feeling defeated because the story wasn't as good as you had hoped. I tend to stick with authors I already know, or that a friend recommended, because there is just too much BAD literature out there right now. 

This is the first story I've read by Rachael McIntire. She originally wrote the story for her six home-schooled children in 1982. It was purposely written to encourage and entertain, while reinforcing important priciples from God's word. Either you or your own children can read this delightful story without fear of finding questionable material. I enjoyed the fact that it was set in a time before technology took over our daily lives. The Gladstone family's faith in Christ is refreshing, and a great reminder that God already knows the desires of our hearts. It is up to us to follow His leading.

This story would make a great family-time read-aloud. Although the story was written about an earlier time, the characters face many of the same tough decisions we face today. Being able to discuss these challenges with your own children in a precious blessing not to be lightly overlooked.

You can order your own copy of this charming story from Elisha Press for only $9.99 at If you order before the end of February, use the discount code "REVIEW-CAROL" and save $2 off of each copy. If you order after March 1st, the discount will be $1. 

I really enjoyed the plot twist near the end of the story, after you've read it, let me know what you thought of the twist!

I received a complimentary copy of "The Reunion, a novel" by Rachael McIntire in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

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