Friday, November 27, 2015

Mr. Portly Finds His Purpose--New Children's Fiction Release!

A wonderful read-aloud picture book for children, dog-lovers, and the child-like at heart . . . 

This delightful story, written by my sister, Alicia, and illustrated by her husband, is a sweet, endearing tale of one pug's quest to find out what his "purpose" is in life. Creative and suitable for all ages, this story would make the perfect gift for a child for Christmas, a family, or any animal-lover! Delve into the world of Mr. Portly and be richly entertained by his amusing journey and final discovery! 



Description from the back of the book: "When Miss Cat-Next-Door informs Mr. Portly the Pug that he is Useless, Mr. Portly is heartbroken. He decides to find out for himself whether or not the Cat is telling the truth...and discovers that everyone - even the most seemingly-useless among us - has worth. A sweet and encouraging read-aloud story for children, the childlike, and all pug-lovers!"

Alicia writes: This book is available in paperback only, and it is currently available exclusively through Amazon. My hope is that sharing and reading it with your children or grandchildren will bless you with sarcasm-free, humorous enjoyment that also encourages each of us to be thankful for the worth God with which our Creator has endowed us. :-) 

The Ruggieris and their emotionally-troubled second-hand pug live on the New England coast. They dream of having their very own "grumble" of pugs someday.


Find it on Amazon (clickable link)

Other books written by Alicia:

The House of Mercy (read my review HERE), 

A Time of Grace Trilogy:
Book One: The Fragrance of Geraniums (Read my review HERE)
Book Two: All Our Empty Places (Read my Review HERE)

The Mystery of the Missing Cufflinks (middle-grade fiction) 

Find Alicia on Facebook
Google +


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You might find me on these link-ups:

Strangers and Pilgrims on EarthInspire Me MondayLiteracy Musing MondaysThe Modest MomWhat Joy is Mine, SDG Gathering, A Mama's Story, Mom's the Word, Rich Faith Rising, Time Warp Wife, Cornerstone Confessions, Mom's Morning Coffee, Motivate and Rejuvenate MondaysSo Much at Home, Raising Homemakers, Hope in Every SeasonA Wise Woman Builds Her Home, Woman to Woman Ministries, Whole-Hearted Home, Testimony TuesdayTell His StoryA Soft Gentle Voice, My Daily Walk in His Grace, Women With Intention WednesdaysMessy Marriage, The Charm of Home, Graced Simplicity, Theology ThursdaysChildren Are A Blessing, Mittenstate Sheep and Wool, Imparting Grace, Preparedness Mama, A Look at the Book, Essential Thing Devotions, Thought Provoking ThursdayEvery Day JesusCount My Blessings, Christian Mommy Blogger, Renewed Daily, Soul SurvivalGood Morning MondaysThe Weekend BrewBlessing Counters Link PartyThe HomeAcre HopMommy Moments Link UpGrace and Truth LinkupFaith Filled FridaySaturday Soiree Blog PartyTell It To Me TuesdaysSHINE Blog Hop, Faith and  Fellowship Blog HopMotivate and Rejuvenate Monday Link-UpA Little R&R WednesdaysTGI Saturdays Blog HopTotally Terrific TuesdayRaRaLinkup

16 comments:

  1. Love this! We have a Poxer (or is she a Bug?), Shelby, with all of the weirdnesses of boxers and pugs (sorry, Pugs) magnified. As I write this she is sleeping at my feet and planning the violent overthrow of some small and unsuspecting Third-World nation. Either that or she will try to steal cat food.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2015/11/your-dying-spouse-89-hard-day.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Andrew, I loved your description of your "Poxer/Bug!" She sounds like a very sweet creature. The Lord bless you, Andrew and cause His face to shine upon you. :-)

      Delete
  2. What a darling book! Thank you for sharing the information with us :). Pugs are such funny creatures!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, you're welcome! Yes; they are very funny creatures! The Lord bless you. :-)

      Delete
  3. Well how cute is this? So adorable. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, Kelsie; the Lord bless you! :-)

      Delete
  4. Definitely cute! Thanks for this engaging review!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, Michele; have a wonderful week! :-)

      Delete
  5. What a great book for all those people who feel like they aren't worth much. Thanks for sharing !!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, Rebecca! The Lord bless you :-).

      Delete
  6. Oh my goodness! I already love the book Alicia! ~ From a fellow pug owner! :) They are the cutest dogs in God's creation! Thank you for spreading the word of an inspirational picture book on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. Those are hard to find these days...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. JES, I'm so glad that I could share about this book! It is very sweet. The Lord bless you, JES!

      Delete
  7. What a fun coincidence! This week I posted something on my blog about my grandbeagle, Marty! It's true, isn't it, that we can learn so much from our furry friends! They truly are one of God's greatest creations. And yes, Mr. Portly, we ALL have purpose. And part of your purpose is reminding all of us human-people that we are special, too!

    GOD BLESS!

    (Found you on Everyday Jesus linkup. And, of course, we have the same blog background, too!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sharon, yes; I agree! They bring so much joy into our lives.

      The Lord bless you, also, Sharon! I'm glad that you stopped over!

      Delete
  8. This sounds like a wonderful book. It would make a great Christmas present. Thanks for linking up at Mondays @ Soul Survival. Blessings!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, Donna! I was so glad to share about it! Blessings to you, also!

      Delete