Friday, December 16, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness

Book: Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness

Author: Terry Overton

Genre: Children’s (Young chapter book, middle grade reader) Christmas Story

Release date: July 25, 2022

Every Thanksgiving, the Oddball Ornaments are pulled out of the attic and hung on the tree to enjoy the holiday season with the humans. Last Christmas, the Oddballs learned that “Turkey Day” and “Box Day” weren’t about them but about a special Baby. This Christmas, the Oddball Ornaments can’t wait to learn more about this special holiday. But when a new ornament is hung on the tree, they find themselves left with even more questions than before. What does a drummer boy have to do with Christmas? In this heartwarming story for children of all ages, the Oddball Ornaments will see how Christmas is all about love and forgiveness and how God can take a broken family and heal hurting hearts.


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I have read many books by Terry Overton, and I have come to enjoy this series especially. Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness is actually geared toward Middle School students and Book 2 in this series. 

The Ornaments know that is almost the time of the year that they are bought down from Storage to be displayed for the Christmas Season. Last year, in Book 1, they learned about the True Meaning of Christmas. The Oddball Ornaments are excited to learn more about the Christmas season this year. They are quite bewildered when a new Ornament is hung next to them on the Tree. They wonder what a Little Drummer Boy has to do with Christmas. The Oddball Ornaments soon learn about Forgiveness and Grace and how it is part of the Christmas Season. The Oddball Ornaments also learn how these can help heal families that are torn apart for one reason or another. 

I really enjoyed this book and how the story of Christmas was told through the Ornaments. I really LOVE that the Ornaments can hear the Humans, but the Humans cannot hear the Ornaments. Forgiveness and Grace are important lessons for Kids and Adults to learn about and the author does a WONDERFUL   job of explaining these to the young ones through this fun book. My boys are now teenagers and I truly wish this book was around when they were younger. I highly recommend this book to Families of young children as a teaching tool and Family Christmas Tradition reading. GREAT BOOK!

Terry Overton obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology and her Ed. D. in special education. She taught in public schools and was a school psychologist and a professor before retiring in 2016. She began her second “career” after retirement and now writes Christian fiction books and devotionals and hopes to share the Christian worldview through her writing. Her novels, middle grade readers, and picture books seek to entertain readers through the travel experiences and characters included in her books. She currently resides in Laguna Vista, Texas, near the Texas-Mexico border. She enjoys Biblical history and general Bible studies, writing, and enjoying family and friends. She has seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.


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This is the second book of the children’s Christmas series: Oddball Ornaments. The whole idea came to me while looking at the ornaments of my tree one year and wondering, “If they could talk to each other, what would they say?” In both books, the ornaments are alive and can hear their humans, but the humans cannot hear the ornaments talk. It was fun to write these characters and to help teach these imaginary friends lessons about Christmas and forgiveness.

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To celebrate her tour, Terry is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness is a great holiday read to share with the kids! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks, Kendra for sharing your review!

Have a magical holiday season!

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a creative way to share the truth of Christmas, forgiveness and grace.

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a really wonderful book!

Antoinette M said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a delightful read!

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

My niece would like this book.
Thanks for the contest.

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