Review: Miracle in Music City



Book Description

In this third title in the Faithgirlz Glimmer Girls series by Natalie Grant, Miracle in Music City, the Glimmer Girls are at it again—looking for a mystery to solve. Gloria wants her daughters to learn they aren’t too young to make a difference, so she gets them involved in her annual benefit and auction. But as things often do with the trio of smart and sassy sisters, they get themselves and their nanny Miss Julia involved in a lot more than just helping mom raise money for a worthy and wonderful cause.

        `Miracle in Music City` is a Christian fiction book for young girls ages 8-12. The book is written by award-winning recording artist Natalie Grant.  It is a chapter book, with short paragraphs, for the child who is ready for chapter books. The short paragraphs make for easy reading in this 205 page book. 
         Mia, Maddie, and their sister Lulu, love an adventure. They live in Nashville, Tenn. with their mother, father, and nanny. In this book there is a musical mystery to solve. This book reminds me of the Nancy Drew books.
        The cover is very colorful and vibrant. Plus there are several black and white illustrations throughout the book. All the illustrations focus on the three sisters. 
        As many girls have felt at some time, Mia and Maddie feel like their two best friends, Annabeth and Emily, are leaving them out. While Mia and Maddie were on tour their friends learned a new dance that they didn't want to share. It felt like this was done purposely. So Mia and Maddie decided they would have a dance-off with their teacher as judge.
      There are at least four plots to follow in this story. One plot is when Mia and Maddie felt left out of the dance. Another is when they visited the home of the Grand Ole Opry, and the third is when they raised money for the poor and homeless.  The fourth is the mysterious missing antique guitar.
        I learned that the Grand Ole Opry started out at the National Life & Accident Insurance radio venue. It quickly grew beyond capacity and moved to the Ryman Auditorium. Then in 1974 there was more space needed, plus air-conditioning and more parking. So the Grand Ole Opry was moved to where it is presently.
        I recommend this book to 8-12 year olds, and girls who like the Nancy Drew books.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

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