Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Review, Giveaway, and Giveaway Info: Gabby, God's Little Angel

About the book:
This first book in a delightful new series offers a comforting message for young readers-God loves you very much and is always watching over you!
What little girl wouldn't love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God's little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, but Gabby soon realizes that watching after Sophie is a bigger challenge than she had expected! After a close call while riding her pony, Sophie learns what the Bible says about guardian angels: "He will put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go" (Psalm 91:11 ICB).

My thoughts: 

This is a sweet, short story for a young child.  Being that the angel and the child she watches over are both female, I think little girls will especially enjoy it.  I especially like how well matched Gabby is with Sophie.  They both seem to be risk takers that are learning how to handle their little bodies, resulting in a bit of clumsiness for each of them.  The theology is light, yet powerful for a child.  The scriptures are only quoted once in the book, and it is taken from the The International Children's Bible.  While this is not the version we personally use, it is worded in a way that children will understand it.  The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and full of color.  I recommend this for any Christian child, particularly girls, aged 4-9 years old.

About the author:
Sheila Walsh is the creator of the award-winningGabby, God's Little Angel

Author of the best-selling memoir Honestly and the Gold Medallion nominee for The Heartache No One Sees, Sheila's most recent release The Shelter of God's Promises has also been turned into a DVD curriculum and in-depth Bible study. Sheila's first series for girls, The Gigi, God's Little Princess book and video series, won the National Retailer's Choice Award twice and is the most popular Christian brand for young girls in the United States .
Sheila co-hosted The 700 Club and her own show Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh. She is currently completing her Master's in Theology.

My Giveaway:  

I have an additional copy of Gabby, God's Little Angel

Mandatory entry:  Tell me about a time when you felt Heavenly Father's love just for you (as opposed to His love for all of His children) and tell me what child you will bless with this book if you were to win.

Extra ways to enter (leave a comment for each one you do):
- subscribe to The Happy Wife
- follow The Happy Wife on Google Friend Connect
- share this giveaway via your blog or other social networking site.
- Follow me on Twitter
The giveaway will end on Wednesday, October 5th, sometime after 9PM.  You can enter until I choose the winner.  The winner will have 48 hours to get back to me or a new winner will be chosen.

In addition to my giveaway Susan Walsh is also hosting a giveaway. 

Giveaway Info:

Sheila Walsh is excited to announce her new series for little girls and she is celebrating Gabby’s arrival with a fun KINDLE Giveaway and an Angel FB party on October 4th!

Meet Gabby for yourself here. Help Sheila introduce Gabby - be sure to check out her video trailer promotion here!

In Gabby, God’s Little Angel, Gigi fans will fall in love with Gabby and learn about God’s love and provision and a little about His invisible creation, the angels.

Read what people are saying here.

Enter today - Sheila and her publisher, Thomas Nelson, have put together an “Angel” prize package worth over $150.00!

One lucky winner will receive:
  • A brand new KINDLE with Wi-Fi
  • Gabby, God’s Little Angel 

But wait! There’s more …

On October 4th join Sheila at her Author Page on FB for the Gabby, God’s Little Angel Party! She will announce the winner of the KINDLE, host a chat and give away a ton of fun products from the Gigi and Gabby line! RSVP today and then be sure to stop by on October 4th at 5:00 PM PST (6 PM MST, 7 PM CST, & 8 PM EST).

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I received 2 copies of this book, one to review and 1 to give away, in exchange for my honest review. Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Sheila Walsh for these books.  As always, my opinion is my own.


  1. I felt God's love for me and just me when I prayed for an answer to move/not move and He opened every door and made my path undeniably clear. And, gave me a raise I couldn't believe.

    This is going to be for my daughter who just turned 5.

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  4. I felt God's love for me in providing a way for me to stay at home with my children and be able to afford to do that in today's economy.

  5. I subscribe to Happy Wife through Google Reader (sorry, I also forgot to mention I will give this book to my 2-year old Brianna!)

  6. I felt His love for me when I met my husband. I was at a low point in my life and God brought this sweet man into my life and just repaired my heart!
    I would love to win this book for my sweet little one.. we are trying to show her God's unconditional love for her each and every day!