Tour and Giveaway for Time to Shine by Jo Elliott

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History Village: Time to Shine (History Village #3) By Jo Elliott Christian Middle Grade/Lower YA Sci-Fi, Time Travel Paperback & ebook, 171 Pages September 10, 2020

Ally, Josh and Brendan are half siblings living in Australia who have a difficult situation to face at School and at home.  They have a special interest in the past as they have previously embarked on two time-travelling adventures with God’s divine help.

Once again they embark on their latest time-travelling adventure into first century, ancient Syria.  On the road to Damascus the children meet the frightening Commander who is on a mission to find and punish anyone who disagrees with his religious views.  The children must quickly learn who can be trusted in this dystopian Village as they push back against the darkness and look for the truth.  In time, the children learn that ordinary people with extraordinary faith in God can have a monumental impact throughout the generations.

With the help of biblical heroes of old, this coming of age story will help young people discover their own unique purpose and mission in life.  If you enjoy action-packed, suspenseful drama enveloped in cultural history, you are going to love “Time to Shine”.

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Time to shine is very different than most time travel books I have read. I have never read a book where the children are the ones that figured out how to travel back in time. This time it is three siblings, one I thought was quite young for the task. The three traveled back in time to the Biblical era and were quite knowledgeable of the era and Biblical details. I was kind of confused a bit about the traveling part, there should have been more details, and maybe it is in the first two books. I would highly recommend you read the series on order.

A few other things concerned me a bit. First, if a book is labeled Christian fiction, I don’t expect or appreciate the author using God and Christ in inappropriate ways. Nor do I expect the mom to act so inappropriately toward her children and, again using words that shouldn’t be in a Christian fiction. There is even modern slang when talking about the Bible characters.

I wanted to read Time to Shine to make sure it was appropriate for my nieces to read, and I am glad I did. Parents, teachers, don’t let middle grade or YA read this book. Adults, if you want to read it, ok. It is a pretty interesting book. But I wouldn’t subject to any child the behavior and language in this book. I will give this a a 3 star for the story, a one for the behavior and language. I’m sorry but I have to speak up for my middle grade and YA family.

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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About the Author

Jo Elliott was born in Melbourne Australia, to Greek parents and has resided in the world’s greatest city all her life. She left a career in industrial relations to pursue her greatest love which is introducing children to God’s word. Joanna is married to Phillip Elliott, a devoted writer of fiction, and together they have traveled the world, opening their minds and their hearts to new peoples and languages. When she’s not plotting her next teen book, Jo is trying to learn Italian, and is tinkering with an old family piano (which requires urgent tuning!)

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