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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Little Shepherd Review!!!

Hey all!  I'm sure you all figured out that I'm a dunce this month by now! :D  I wasn't supposed to post this until NOVEMBER 27th my actual tour date! :/  Thank you Cheryl SO much for letting me know so I can try and fix it!  So here's my review still, but I'll be posting it again in November along with the giveaway!  So stay tuned for November and maybe I'll have my head on straight by then!  Here's hopin'  Blessings ~ASC

Little Shepherd by Cheryl G. Malandrinos

About the book:
Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior's birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?

Off in the distance, a wolf howled. Obed moved closer to his flock, scanning the hills for any sign of a pack that might race in and steal his sheep. His family depended upon the sheep for food and their wool for clothing. No sheep would be lost under his watch.

He shivered inside his cloak. While the days were getting warmer, the nights still chilled him. He walked over to the large fire blazing inside the pit. He rubbed his hands together and held them up to the fire to warm them.

Above him, the sky twinkled with millions of stars. Obed couldn’t remember a night so clear.

Suddenly, a bright light filled the sky.

Obed trembled. “Father, what is happening?”

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About the author:
Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Cheryl also writes under the name of C. C. Gevry. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.

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the Little Shepherd book blog at

My Opinion:
Just in time for Christmas!  :)  I think Little Shepherd will be a good gift for any little one.  I really think they will enjoy the colors of the illustrations and I really like the way Cheryl writes.  This will be a great bed time read for younger kids up to the recommended 4, plus a great discussion starter for the older kids (recommended up to 8), but I do wish that the point was driven home a little bit more.  Actually saying that it's God that takes care of us/everything and that we don't have to worry.  I really love the concept though!  While reading the story of Jesus' birth in the Bible for many years I always wondered what happened to the sheep left behind while the Shepherds went to worship our Savior, and this is a lovely possibility. :)  A sweet story for Christmas (or Christmas eve ;) night.  

Songs: "The First Noel" by Lady Antebellum, "What Child Is This" by Martina McBride, "O Come All Ye Faithful" by Celtic Woman, "Away In A Manger" by Martina McBride, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" by Amy Grant, "Angels We Have Heard on High" by Ella Fitzgerald, "O Holy Night" by Martina McBride, and "Go Tell It On The Mountain" by Little Big Town

In case you didn't know yet I LOVE CHRISTmas carols! :D

Luke 2


* I was invited to review this book and was sent a free review copy.  This in no way affected my opinion and the above is my honest view of Little Shepherd. ~ASC


  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review. How sweet of you. It's nice to know someone enjoys your work. The Rafflecopter form will be live on November 4th for anyone who would like to enter. Good luck and many blessings.

  2. Sorry for jumpin' the gun Cheryl! :D And I'm sorry to all my readers, this has been a crazy month for me and apparently I REALLY want it to be November already! LOL! I'll remove the rafflecopter for now and then re-post in NOVEMBER!!! Sorry all for the confusion and my mistake! :/



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