Wednesday, April 13, 2011

In Front of God and Everybody: The Confessions of April Grace ~ Book Review

In Front of God and Everybody: The Confessions of April Grace
If God wanted April Grace to be kind to her neighbors, He should have made them nicer!
Growing up in the country is never easy, but it sure is funny—especially if you happen to have a sister obsessed with being glamorous, a grandma just discovering make-up, hippie friends who never shower, and brand new neighbors from the city who test everyone’s patience. From disastrous dye jobs to forced apologies and elderly date tagalongs, you’ll laugh ‘til you cry as you read the Confessions of April Grace!
Here are just a couple of April's thoughts: On her sister, Myra Sue: "How anyone can be that dumb and still be able to eat with a fork is beyond me." On senior citizen lovebirds: "What if they started smooching right at the table in front of God and everybody?"
In spite of all the loony characters in her life, April Grace is able to learn from her parents as they share the love of God—to even the craziest of characters!
  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400317223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400317226

You can purchase a copy here.

My thoughts:
This was one of the funniest, cutest books I've read in a long while. I loved the character of April Grace. She is so open and honest. It's endearing. Well, not to some people who cross her path - like her new neighbor, Isabel St. James. But as I've from the country as well...we would get along just fine!!

April Grace lives in the Ozarks. Country living at it's best. And Isabel St. James & husband, Ian are from the big state of California. The cultures don't mix to say the least. All of the characters are great. I really loved the story! I can picture this as a series on tv, or maybe movies.

It's full of laughs and good old fashioned teachings. I recommend this for anyone. It's geared to ages 9 to 12...but I really think this would be enjoyable for even those older. I know I'm a follower. I can't wait for book #2 Cliques, Hicks, and Ugly Sticks.

*Disclaimer: I received this book in e-book format free for review. The opinions stated above are my own and were in no way influenced.*