Hello! I know it’s been a while since I posted, and I’m sure you are wondering where I’ve been. I have an explanation coming soon, but I wanted to pop in with a quick review for a book that just released by an author I really enjoy!
A Touch of Purple Paint by Hailey Rose
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About the Book: Seven-year-old Harper’s biggest concern isn’t that she has cancer. Or even that her diseased leg was just amputated. She’s worried about getting well enough to see the purple bedroom her daddy painted for her birthday—the birthday she spent undergoing chemo.
Chad Bailey is more than content with the world-traveling plans he and his wife have in place. What started out as posting their travel vlogs on YouTube for their niece, Harper, to watch during her chemo treatments exploded into an immensely popular channel—and it’s still growing.
When a single phone call changes everything for both Chad and Harper, YouTube is the last thing on his mind as he faces the biggest decision of his life.
With their world full of questions and pain, can a little purple paint mend the fragments of their lives?
My Review: Once Again, Hailey has delighted me with her ability to capture the emotions of an intense medical sequence. This book was real and raw and so heart-tugging. The theme and lesson were not done in a way that feels like you’re beat over the head with it. It was real and honest. The characters weren’t perfect, but they were relatable and well written. I would recommend it as a family read, 14 and up if read alone.
My only complaint was that it was not King James. (Also note: there were references to a movie with magic and a mention of girls wearing shorts; also refers to social media) Beautiful story, even though it was sooooo sad. Read it. Because, purple paint, obviously 💜
I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!
Have a blessed day!
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