Thursday, December 8, 2022

“Oddball Ornaments:The Story Of Forgiveness” by Terry Overton


About the Book

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 really love these two books by Terry Overton. I recommend reading them in order and hope there are more coming. These books tells the story of why we celebrate Christmas and this one even goes into more details about Jesus’s death on the Cross and forgiveness. These are great books for anyone but especially for little children. These books would be a great gifts at Christmas time and anytime. These would be a great introduction to the Christian faith if anyone doesn’t know it. 

Of course we all know that ornaments don’t talk but in these books it is the ornaments telling the story of Jesus’s birth and death. This book also explains that “The Little Drummer Boy” isn’t a story from the Bible but a traditional tale told to celebrate Christmas and how just like this little boy we all have Jesus’s love without giving having to give Him gifts.  

What a great read to start the Christmas season. I really recommend this book. I even called and asked my library to get them. 

I received a complimentary copy from the author and Celebrate  Lit and these opinions are my own.


About the Author

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.


More from Terry

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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Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, December 12

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Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 15

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Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 16

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, December 17

Cats in the Cradle Blog, December 18

Bookzone Reviews, December 18

Lights in a Dark World, December 19

For Him and My Family, December 20


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.


Roxanne C. said...

This would be a wonderful book to read to my daughter!

Stormy Vixen said...

Terry, I enjoyed reading Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Forgiveness and I am looking forward to sharing it with my grandkids on Christmas Eve! Thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks for sharing your review, Debbie!

Have a magical holiday season!

slehan said...

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

Lily Keith said...

I've recently been looking for fun Christmas stories, especially for the whole family. This one is definitely going on the list! Thanks so much for the spotlight and review :)

K said...

I really like the book cover design! Can't wait to give this a read--thanks so much for sharing it.