Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Movie Review & Giveaway: The Boxcar Children


The Boxcar Children (August 19, 2014)
81 minutes / Rated: G

About the film:
 Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.


About the Cast
Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!

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Watch the trailer:


My rating:
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My thoughts:

Are you familiar with the classic children's book, The Boxcar Children? This film is the animation of that story and a fun one to watch! The animation was done pretty well (there were a couple moments where it didn't seem/look real, but it was still good) and the picture color was great. It's a cute movie and I think most kids or fans of animation movies will enjoy this film. It's a clean movie that the whole family can watch.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Review: Song of the Meadowlark by Sherri Wilson Johnson


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1602903271/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1602903271&linkCode=as2&tag=chrisbooksrev-20&linkId=7U62E7PQLD6KRT26
About the book:
When trusting others only leads to pain and rejection, and loving ends only in loss, what will it take to restore hope again?

Shunned by the uncovered truth about her missing husband’s secret life, Cora Buchanan sets out on a road trip for home to mend her broken relationship with her parents. When her car breaks down, she’s stranded in a small Georgia town.

While staying at the struggling Southern Hope Ranch, she meets little Susie O’Reilly, who unexpectedly fills a void in Cora’s heart. But Rex, Susie’s rugged cowboy father who lost his wife a year earlier, seems to go out of his way to either confront or avoid Cora. It doesn’t help her comfort level that the news continues to report missing and murdered women in the area.

Cora has no idea just how close to home the crimes will hit…or how much the sweet sound of the meadowlark’s song at the ranch will impact her future.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

Weekly Giveaway Link-up #32

Welcome to Weekly Giveaway Link-up hosted by Crystal @ Just Another Book Lovin' Girl and me. This is a linky where you can submit your blog's Christian book and book-related giveaways and find other giveaways. A new link-up will be posted every Monday.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekend Wrap-up (August 15th) + Giveaway Winner!


Weekend Wrap-up is where I share what I read this past week, am currently reading, and hope to read this coming week, and (when applicable) the current giveaways/giveaway winners. Occasionally I'll post some other stuff as well. Be sure to follow my Pinterest boards "Free Kindle Books" and "Book Deals" to see the good deals/freebies I share about. :)

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