I bought this book for me to read not my kids and quite enjoyed it! It had so much depth in the layers, and I thought I knew the ending but was pleasantly surprised! This wasn’t fast paced by any means and kind of meandered through its telling which is why I absolutely loved it!
Immediately as I started reading this book, I loved it. The setting and characters fit the plotline excellently, and the descriptive writing was beautiful. Chrystal portrayed child innocence perfectly and definitely encouraged me to be a gentler older sister and a kinder person.
This book is a gentle witness of God’s love for all His children and His desire to touch and bless all. If God feeds and provides for the birds in the sky, oh how He will feed and provide for His children.
“She knew scarcely anything of God, the poor little untaught Island child, but the Great Father Himself sent his teachings and strengthening, and one of the ways in which He taught her was by the witness of His sky.”
This is about a young girl who lived with her grandfather, her parents had died. Her grandfather was crippled and could not do much, so she had to basically raise herself along with two other kids. She never thought of herself and was always working to take care of others. She showed great love and compassion to others. Such an inspiring story!
I read through this book in one sitting and it left me feeling inspired. Chrystal’s love, service, and courage really touched my heart. The characters are well developed and the story is interesting and beautiful!
Chrystal McRanald was a lonely little person. She lived with her grandfather at the north end of the island, too far from any neighbors for her to have much other company than that of the gruff old man.
So begins the heart-tugging story of Chrystal, who lives on an isolated, barren island off the coast of Scotland. Unexpected love and friendship, as well as unforeseen tragedy, delicately entwine in this beautiful tale.
“With extraordinary description and deep insights into human life, Chrystal of the Sea Larks is an example of powerful, engaging literature that has been lost to the world. We are grateful to bring this book back to life.” —Jenny Phillips
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