Hartly Manor by Amanda Tero {Book Review}

~ Description 
There were six of them… 

And these six children have an important lesson to learn when it comes to Mr. Hartly and his manor. Is he the scary man that Rees says he is? Or will the children discover something else as they get to know him?

~ My Rating
5 stars 

~ My Review 
Awww, such a sweet story!! :) 

Short but meaningful (which I'm seeing is the norm for many of Ms. Tero's works :D), this story would be great for young children. Although I enjoyed it as well! 
All the characters came across as real and true. The kids were so cute -- I believe Rees and Stella were my favorites with their childish bickering, hehe. Oh, and Dick and Lillian were adorable! 
Although I didn't detect it until the end, and then more on reflection, I really enjoyed the analogy as well and found it to be very well done. :) 

Stories like this one make me want to gather up some little kids and read this story with them. <3 I look forward to more by this talented author!! 

**I received a free e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.** 


  1. Oh, this sounds like a good book! :) I haven't actually read any books by this author. Maybe I should sometime! :)

    1. It really was! :) Oh, you should! Most of her published works are short-stories, but she has two or three novellas as well. I've read most of them all, and I've really enjoyed her writing! :D

    2. Okay! I definitely will have to read one of her books. :)
      Which would you recommend I try first?

    3. *loves giving book recommendations* Okay, let me see now... I have read all of her published works so far except for Journey to Love and Letter of Love (I have those, and want to read them soon :D), Deb's Bible, and the two piano ones (Surrender and Me? Teach Piano?). So...I would definitely recommend "Befriending the Beast", that's my favorite of her works and it's a novella. :) All of her short stories that be read have been good too, and I especially liked "Coffee Cake Days". :)

    4. Hehe, yes, giving book recommendations are so fun! :)
      Thanks for the recommendation, Faith! I'll be sure to read "Befriending the Beast" sometime! I might have to try "Coffee Cake Days" as well! :D

    5. Okay, great! :D I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!


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