Another chapter in the fantastic YA series, It's All About Us. Tidings of Great Boys is a great addition to what has become a favorite series for me. I am looking forward to my girls reading it and enjoying it as well. The sad thing is that I know there is only one more coming out in this series and I'll be sad to see these girls go, although I'm sure they need to grow up sometime :-)
One of the clever things about this series is that time passes from book to book, but each book is narrated by a different girl. So you get to really know these very different girls intimately at different stages. They all go to the same school but come from very different backgrounds. God has them at different places in their lives and so we see some of them being Christians and some of them not being Christians from different perspectives.
This particular book takes us over seas to Mac's family castle where everyone is spending Christmas break. But havoc reigns when Mac accidentally releases a video clip of one of the girls talking about being a princess and it becomes a YouTube sensation... out of context. Then of course, Mac's family castle may not be remaining in the family much longer, is there anything she can do about that? Where is life going to go for Mac from here?
Mac is the last of the girls that we had yet to meet and she is quite fun. Next and last, we go back to Lissa who was the original narrator and I can't wait to see how she will wrap this series all up!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award-winning author Shelley Adina wrote her first teen novel when she was 13. It was rejected by the literary publisher to whom she sent it, but he did say she knew how to tell a story. That was enough to keep her going through the rest of her adolescence, a career, a move to another country, a B.A. in Literature, an M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction, and countless manuscript pages.
Shelley is a world traveler and pop culture junkie with an incurable addiction to designer handbags. She writes books about fun and faith--with a side of glamour. Between books, Shelley loves traveling, playing the piano and Celtic harp, watching movies, and making period costumes.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Finals week is approaching and Mac is still undecided on where to spend the holidays. Normally she'd go home to Scotland, but spending two weeks alone in the castle with her dad isn't as appealing as it used to be. So she invites Carly, Lissa, Gillian, and Shani to join her for the holidays!
Mac is determined to make this the best Christmas ever. She even decides to organize the traditional Hogmany dance for New Year's Eve. If she can get her mother involved in the dance, maybe her parents will finally get back together.
But when Mac and the girls arrive in Scotland, they are faced with bad news: the castle is falling apart and Mac's parents are struggling financially. Not only that, but Shani is in big trouble with Prince Rashid's royal family. Can the girls find a way to celebrate the holidays, get Mac's parents back together, save the castle, and rescue Shani from her relentless pursuers? There's only one way to find out...
If you would like to read the first chapter of Tidings of Great Boys, go HERE