Thistle & Rose

by Amy Walton
Rated 4.3 out of 5

A sweet story

Rated 4 out of 5
April 27, 2021

This story had good characters and morality although I think the author didn’t pay enough attention to the plot line and so some things seemed a little forced and abrupt, but other than that it was a good book, that definitely encouraged me since I have a tendency to want to please people instead of being myself. So it’s definitely a good and beautiful book.

Ruth Burt

Truly a Gem

Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2020

I am loving this book! It is truly written beautifully and filled with inspirational nuggets sprinkled all through the story. My 11 year old avid reader said, “it is beautiful and is very enjoyable”. I really feel uplifted after reading it!

Mackenzie S.


Rated 5 out of 5
August 11, 2020

This book is perfect for older girls to experience through another’s eyes, the very real struggle at this age (and any age) to care more about what’s right than about what others think or say. It’s also a beautiful story of unconditional love, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

Danielle B


Rated 5 out of 5
June 2, 2020

This book deals with the heavier issues of building character. Anna moves away from what she’s always known to mostly unfamiliar people and what she feels is the burden of getting to know a family member. She struggles throughout the book with her feelings of wanting to please people and learn what is the right thing to do. This book will teach your children courage, bravery, loyalty, and to be true to the commandments of God.

Linda L

Wonderful Example of Gaining Character

Rated 5 out of 5
April 22, 2020

I absolutely love books that teach lessons of character, and this author is able to grab your emotions to feel the turmoil in the journey. This book is about a young girl who wants to please those around her, to look good and fit in. She loses sight of the things that matter most because of a desire to please others. At the end of the book, her eyes are opened to see the person she truly wants to be. She learns to be a genuine friend, to be truthful and to love deeply.

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Level 10

After a lifetime of loneliness in London, fourteen-year-old Anna is finally leaving the city to live with her aunt and uncle in the countryside town of Waverly. However, when she arrives, she finds that things are not what they seem. Her efforts to please everyone lead her to a desperate choice between what is right and what is easy. Surrounded by enticements for the finer things in life, she must search her heart and make a decision that will forever alter the course of her life.

107 Pages

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