Forever Friends Series by Sandra Byrd ~ A Great Set of Books for Tween Girls! ~ Plus A Giveaway!

Forever Friends, Book 1

Two girls each have friends, family, and crushes rooting for them. But they can't both win - someone must lose and disappoint those counting on her. 

Paige Winsome has always been in the shadow of her athletic brother and academic sister and, as a result, is often overlooked. She's committed money to helping stray animals before they are put down - money she does not now have.

Kate Kennedy, a pastor's daughter and only child, receives plenty of praise and attention for her voice, but her family struggles to make ends meet and must constantly accept others' charity - and put downs. She agreed to buy Christmas gifts for needy kids who will get nothing otherwise, but needs the funds to buy them.

No sooner do Paige and Kate meet and become fast friends than they discover they're competing for the same $400 singer/songwriter prize. Each girl sees this contest as an answer to her problem. Can their fast friendship survive the stress of competition? After all, only one can win ...

Forever Friends, Book 2

Is she making her mom happy, or giving her permission to die? 

Quinn Miller and her family are heading to Seattle for a six-week stay at Anderson House—a home away from home for cancer patients and their families—while her mother undergoes treatment. Once there, Quinn meets Annie, whose mom is also going through treatment. Each girl discovers that she has something special to share with the other, including Starbucks, shopping, and secrets about boys.

When Quinn reads her mother's teen-years diary, she comes across a list of things her mom has wanted to do before she dies. Quinn wants to help her mom accomplish all these things, but will doing so be giving her mom permission to die? 

Forever Friends, Book 3

There's nothing like helping in a super dreamy wedding to make a girl think about romance, best friends, and just maybe, her faith. 

Kylie Peterson and Rachel Cohen become fast friends when both are invited to help out with a wedding. Kylie's cousin Jed is marrying Rachel's cousin Davina, and Jed asks the girls to help with the flowers - in secret. It doesn't hurt that some cute guys are involved!

Kylie figures she was born a Christian, like the rest of her family, but maybe that's not actually true? Rachel is hurt—did her cousin Davina stop being Jewish when she became a Messianic believer? As the girls grow in friendship they uncover some remarkable truths, truths that will challenge their families, their friendship, and themselves.

My thoughts:

If you are looking for a great series for your tween girl, you can count on Sandra Byrd to deliver. Sandra's style of writing really strikes a cord with young girls. She does a great job of addressing tough subjects and letting the light of God shine through bringing about a needed hope in the face of dire situations. The beauty of her writing is that she also brings a lot of humor to the books which give them a nice balance of entertainment as well as depth.

I think it would be a great idea to read this series along with your daughter and then use it as a springboard for some very meaningful conversations. My daughter and I enjoyed many of Sandra's books while she was growing up. I am now eagerly anticipating introducing my grand girls to these thoroughly intriguing characters.

All three of the books are available in ebook formats from Amazon.

The Giveaway:

We have joined up with Sandra Byrd to bring you a fabulous giveaway! One of our readers will win an ecopy of the complete Forever Friends Series for their Kindle. Plus we are also including a Forever Friends necklace for your tween girl to share with her BFF. If you would like to enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. 

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Wednesday, September  3, 2014. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted by email and will have forty-eight hours to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below. All entries are optional.

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  1. My girls love to do crafts with their friends, or simply play dress up and have tea parties.

    1. My nieces were all just here and I so enjoyed all those girly things. Boys just don't do tea parties the same way. LOL

  2. They love to sing, craft, and make up stories.

    1. Don't you just love to listen to their stories? Such great imaginations. I could use a little bit of their creativity.


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