FaithGirlz books ~ a Family Christian review & giveaway

Glimmer Girls giveaway cover

A couple of weeks ago, these two books from Family Christian landed in our mailbox for review. They have been thoroughly enjoyed by both of the older girls and myself. They are fun and adventurous without all the nonsense that is normally a part of junior high girl books – meaning all the boy stuff and crushes and gossip is missing. I love that!

The books begin by introducing us to the Glimmer family. What a fun name! The Glimmer family has mom and dad and three girls: twins Mia and Maddie and their younger sister Lulu. The family travels the world to accompany her mother, a singer, to her concerts which Mr. Glimmer plays at. This provides amazing learning opportunities but also leads to tons of fun with Miss Julia, their fun-loving nanny. It also offers up lots of adventure and mysteries to solve. With the truth of God guiding the family and mom knowing that young girls need lots of love and encouragement, the family is able to find the clues and grow closer.

London Art Chase cover

London Art Chase is the first book in the Glimmer Girls series. The family is in London for Mom’s concert and they get to visit some amazing sites. At the art museum, Maddie notices a strange behavior by a visitor and begins to formulate a mystery art theft in her head. Or is it all in her head? Chasing all over London to find clues and prevent the loss of famous pieces of art, Maddie, Mia, and Lulu find all sorts of interesting people and seeing all sorts of site. But the reality of making decisions becomes difficult. Can Maddie make the right ones and solve the mystery all on her own? Or should she call in her sisters and Miss Julia and her parents to help her?

A Dolphin Wish cover

A Dolphin Wish is the second book in the Glimmer Girls series. This time, we find the Glimmer family in San Diego. With an extra day before the concert responsibilities begin, the family visits the local adventure park: Captain Swashbuckler’s Adventure Park. With all the animals they get to see, it is a fun and exciting place for Mia and her sisters. While visiting the dolphins and wishing hard she could swim with them, Mia overhears tidbits of a conversation between volunteers at the park about animals out of their habitats. This is just the challenge that Mia is looking for, hoping to be more confident and find a way to connect more with Maddie. The relationship had been strained since the art mystery in London. Can Mia find clues or is she reading more into what she overheard than is actually going on? Are the animals, including her favorites-the dolphins, in danger and can she save them?

The Glimmer Girls series by Faithgirlz and ZonderKidz is a fun new series for pre-teen and young teen girls. The focus is really more on the adventure, though some Christian values and perspectives are included. It is a clean, fun series that my 9 and 11 year old girls really enjoyed. Mystery surrounding art and animals? Both are fun and we will be keeping our eyes open for more of these as they come out.

Now for the Giveaway!

Family Christian will send one winner a copy of BOTH of the Glimmer Girls books in this review. It is open to US residents only. Ends 2/19/16. Click the link below to be taken to the giveaway entry form.

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Thanks for reading and entering the giveaway.

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9 thoughts on “FaithGirlz books ~ a Family Christian review & giveaway

  1. aalderinks February 13, 2016 at 11:54 am Reply

    I like books that have respectful girls who are not trying to rebel against authority and exhibit the fruit of the Spirit.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome February 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm Reply

      Yes! It does seem like many characters are disrespectful to others. I appreciate that while these characters struggle between what they know they should do and what they want to do, they right choice is made (even if it after a challenge) and the mom discusses the God-reasons behind making those choices.

  2. Leah Courtney February 13, 2016 at 6:01 pm Reply

    I love to find books that don’t focus on having boyfriends and being popular. I think my girls would love these!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome February 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm Reply

      So many books do that it does seem a rarity when they don’t and I love that about these two.

  3. grtlyblesd February 14, 2016 at 10:11 am Reply

    My older daughter had a few books in the FaithGirlz series! These look like something Hannah would almost be ready for. I just reviewed some good, clean tween girl books, too. Horses & Friends. There’s even a homeschooled character!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome February 14, 2016 at 9:15 pm Reply

      That’s neat! I’ll have to go look over your blog and find your review for those. Horses and girls? My middle daughter would LOVE it!

  4. Stephanie H. February 14, 2016 at 12:20 pm Reply

    I like books that are educational and empowering for confident girls.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome February 14, 2016 at 9:15 pm Reply

      I agree. And when they encourage family love and trust – even better!

  5. Aimee February 17, 2016 at 8:06 am Reply

    I look for books that are character building, fun, clean, and help them live a more godly life. One that encourages values, morals, etc… Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I think my daughter would love these.

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