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Book Review – Teddy’s Button


Title: Teddy’s Button
Author: Amy Le Feuvre
Date Started: May 5, 2014

Other Works by Author:
Bulbs and Blossums
Probable Sons
Jill’s Red Bag
The Carved Cupboard
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Genres: Children

My Rating: 4


Summary: Teddy is a lively boy who tends to be the center of any mischief. His favorite thing to do is tell the story of his father’s button, the only button left on his coat when he died in battle saving his colors. But one day Nancy shows up and declares that the story isn’t true and the button is silly, she and Teddy have several fights about it. When one of their fights occurs in church Teddy is called to the pastors house for tea where he learns what it means to be a soldier in God’s army. From then on he struggles to defeat the enemy inside himself which he calls Ipse, and hold up the banner of love to everyone.


My Thoughts: The story is very sweet and has many good lessons. The struggle with our sin nature is a very real battle that everyone has.
The story leans more toward decision salvation instead of election but It’s a worthy read.


My Favorite Quotes:
There was a pause, then Teddy said eagerly, ‘Please, sir, you said you would show me one of the enemies I have got to fight.’
‘Ah! did I? One of the many–which one, I wonder?’
‘”A real live one,” you said.’
‘Yes, I remember. Come this way.’
He led the child into his drawing-room in front of a large mirror reaching down to the ground, and told him to find his enemy there.
‘Why, it’s only myself!’ Teddy said in a disappointed tone, though there was wonder in his eyes.
‘That’s it–yourself—small Teddy Platt is your worst enemy, and the older you live the more you will discover what a very formidable and mighty enemy he is.’
Teddy – I think I shall sometimes let Ipse have his way. Will that be deserting to the enemy?
Mr. Upton – It will be sure and certain defeat.
Teddy – But then, of course, my Captain won’t let me be beaten, if I stick close to Him.


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Book Review – The Lost Clue


Title: The Lost Clue
Author: Mrs. O. F. Walton (Amy Cathrine Walton)
Date Started: April 8 ,2014

Other Works by Author:
A Peep Behind the Scenes
Christies Old Organ
Poppy’s Presents
Little Faith
For a more complete list see the wikipedia page Here.

Genres: Mystery

My Rating: 5


Summary: Captain Fortescue runs in the higher social class in England but he has a secret about his past that he keeps from his friends. Little does he know that the secret is much bigger then even he knew. Meanwhile Marjorie Douglas must leave home to help bring in money for her mother and sisters, she learns contentment in a run down town called Daisy Bank.


My Thoughts: I really enjoyed the story the mystery is intriguing and there’s a nice little romance. The author’s style has a lot of descriptions compared to dialogue but the description is interesting and moves the story forward.


Fun Facts: I didn’t know before reading this that Evelyn used to be a common boys name but has since become more prominently known as a girls name because of the association with Evelina. http://www.behindthename.com/name/evelyn

I also learned that the word Arcade means a covered passageway with arches along one or both sides. A covered walk with stores on one or both sides. All I’ve ever associated it with up to this point is the video games.


My Favorite Quote:
“It’s a wonder that anything will grow here,” she said.”Ay, it’s unlikely soil; but the Lord’s plants do thrive sometimes in that.”
“Yes,” said Marjorie, for she did not quite see what he meant.
“There was old Dan’el in Babylon, and Obadiah, him as lived in Jezebel’s time, and there was saints in Nero’s household. They had bad soil, all of ‘am, but they was faithful ‘trees of the Lord’s planting,’ that He might be glorified.”


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