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Thank you to author Rebecca Crownover for providing copies of Texas Farm Girl: Reap What You Sow and My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus for the purpose of facilitating this review.
Our home is overwhelmed by the amassing of books that my family has managed to obtain over our lifetimes. The fact that we collectively have so many treasured books is by no means an issue of hoarding. The teen still values books that she received as gifts while still a preschooler as much as the Harry Potter collection that she has stashed in her closet away from the hands of the tween. The tween will read his Diary of a Wimpy Kids books for eternity, unless they happen to mysteriously disappear... The tot has inherited classic stories and family faves from his siblings in addition to his personal preference for all things Thomas the Tank Engine.
In an effort to recycle many of our books to our local library, I noticed that very few of these books featured characters that children can realistically relate to in the stories. The newly released story of Texas Farm Girl: Reap What You Sow by author Rebecca Crownover stands out in this manner. Sharing a message of family, expectations, responsibility and love Rebecca demonstrates the value of character development. Her style of storytelling is honest and reflective, communicating clearly to readers of all ages. Our appreciation for the cost of making poor decisions was as applicable to our tot as it was to our tween's choices.
Enjoying lively, friendly animated characters in a story are visually appealing and fun for children. Learning from more identifiable characters, based on real people and real life situations may have a more lasting impact on the character development of children. According to Crownover, "This leads to a very important lesson about always taking responsibility for your decisions and actions, as they almost always affect others."
Having also read the wonderfully illustrated, emotionally candid debut book, My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus, I could barely contain my tears of compassion. The heartfelt words from Rebecca skillfully tell a story of love, loss and the memories of her husband's legacy. Rebecca is currently an active business partner at Lone Star Family Farms, working with her in-laws to continue her contribution to the farming business, an industry that has always been an important part of her family life.
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