Welcome back to the magic that enchanted us in Circus Mirandus. The Bootlace Magician by Cassie Beasley. Dial Books, 2019, 416 pages. Reading Level: Middle Grades, age 10-12Recommended for: all ages Micah Tuttle is dealing with grief at the loss of his beloved grandfather. He is also struggling to find his place in the amazing magical…

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Back Porch Book Chat: A casual, virtual conversation about books. Join us as we chat with book lovers like ourselves about a topic we all love! Our guest today is W. R. Gingell from Australia. She chats with us about fantasy, books and authors that shaped her, why she writes “clean” fiction and more! Interview…

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Ever wondered what it’s like to listen in on our conversations? Here’s a chance! Hayley, Janie, and Betsy talk about some of their favorite books from the past year. Books That Made Us Cry Hayley: I think the older I get, the more books make me cry.  This past year a couple books stand out: Pay…

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Darcy and Elizabeth  Lord Peter and Harriet Katniss and Peeta . . . or was it Gale? I know, I know!  NOT The Hunger Games.  But what are our favorite literary couples?I’ll start off: Lord Peter and Harriet —I love the character development throughout the Lord Peter Wimsey series that culminates in Gaudy Night.  I especially love…

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It’s time for Meet the Team, January 2020 edition! Hayley plays interviewer to introduce the Redeemed Reader team. We’re starting off with our editorial advisor and senior staff writer, Janie B. Cheaney. As Betsy likes to ask in her Back Porch Book Chats, what is your preferred drink as you sit down with a book? …

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We review primarily new books here on Redeemed Reader, not because we don’t love the old books, but because resources for the new books are sometimes hard to find. We’re reading ahead for you, as it were. But we know that many of you–like us–love the old books, too! Here are some of our very…

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