Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"One For The Murphys" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

One For the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is about being someone’s hero and showing unconditional love. Although it is considered juvenile fiction, I really liked it! The main character, Carly, has been neglected and abused but finds a good foster home while her mother recovers from a beating she took from her husband. Julie Murphy, the foster home mother, is the wife of a fireman with three boys that shows kindness and love to Carly who doesn’t quite know what to make of it. This heart-warming book has humor, a good message, and is a touching quick read. It made even made me tear up at certain parts. If you like stories about kids and family, I recommend this one! It will tug at your heartstrings.
 (Karen's review, rating 5 stars)

Here's a trailer for the book:
(This is the author's debut novel, her first draft of it received the Tassy Walden Award for New Voices in Children's Literature.)

This book was recommended by I am a Reader, Not a Writer. Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

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  1. Hi - fun to stumble upon your site this morning. I too have read ONE FOR THE MURPHYS and especially loved it for what it was NOT: it was not predictable. Very refreshing.
    I initially had bought two copies (one to give as a gift), but then had to buy a third, as I gave the first gift copy to a woman who came to my door selling magazines. I wrote about this 'chance' encounter, and why I was compelled to share the book, here:

    Hooray for the power of books!

    1. Glad you stumbled on my site and hope you will visit again, next time intentionally. I just read another good Christian fiction historical romance (Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof) and now I don't know which one to pick for my favorite read for October. Will check out your review.

  2. Thanks for linking this in to Books You Loved. Have a good week.

  3. Thanks for the review.

    Nice books on your steps.

    Stopping by from Carole's November Books I Loved. I am in that list as #2.

    Silver's Reviews


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