The Hungry Family

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The Ruby Pendant Blog Tour

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I read the first book in this series, The Emerald Ring, a few months ago and was delighted by how complex the story was while remaining on a middle grade shelf. There were many twists and turns in that book and Sara, the main character, was truly likable, so I was very excited to read the second one.



I did something dumb and didn’t read the back cover copy before jumping into the book so I was a little thrown off when the second book has a new heroine. It took me a paragraph to figure it out but by then I was already captured by the mystery and had to keep going. 

 What I like about the second book is that it is not dependent on the first one, but the do connect. There is a whole new issue with this magical stone and Melanie has her own way of figuring it all out. It’s a fun read with ghosts, bad guys, crypts, and danger, as well as friendship, family, and some fun. 

I would recommend The Ruby Pendant to middle grade readers and their parents. 


Author: Christina Dymock

Award-winning author of The Hungry Family Slow-Cooker Cookbook, One Dirty Bowl, The Academic Bride, Undercover Engagement, Young Chefs, 101 Things to Do with Popcorn, and the Widow's Mite.

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