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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Little Shepherd Review!!! (ON MY CORRECT TOUR DATE!!!)

Hello all! :)  Today Nov. 27th is my actual tour date for Little Shepherd.  I'm sorry again for messing up in October!  If you haven't entered to win a set of 2 Little Shepherd mugs yet you can below and in case you missed it or just wanted to read it again here's my review also!  Sorry for all the mix ups!  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

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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



 Little Shepherd Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Nov 4
Book spotlight at The Story of a Writer
Nov 5
Book review and interview at Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Book trailer reveal at 4 the Love of Books
Nov 6
Nov 7
Guest post and book review at Topsy Turvy Land
Nov 8
Interview at Between the Covers
Nov 11
Guest post at Marilyn’s Musings
Guest post at Authors and Appetizers
Nov 12
Guest post at Bookingly Yours
Book review and giveaway at Mom Loves 2 Read
Nov 13
Book review at Maureen’s Musings
Nov 14
Nov 15
Guest post at Paperback Writer
Book trailer reveal at Broken Teepee
Nov 18
Book review at Blooming with Books
Nov 19
Book review at Nancy Stewart Books
Radio interview at Stories from Unknown Authors at 1 PM.
Nov 20
Guest post at 4 the Love of Books
Book trailer reveal at Thoughts in Progress
Nov 21
Guest post at Literarily Speaking
Nov 22
Book review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Nov 23
Book review at Freda’s Voice
Nov 26
Book trailer reveal at CelticLady’s Reviews
Nov 27
Nov 29

Book spotlight at Cheryl’s Book Nook

* 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 for reposting this review. It's nice to read the second time, too. I'm glad you enjoyed this story. Good luck to all who enter. Wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving.

    1. Thanks Cheryl! Sorry again I just lost my head! You have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas to!

      Hugs, ASC


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