What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Final Summer Reading Book Review: REVELATION!

Hello dear friends...I know you've all been waiting for the final book review in the "Adventures in the Glade" series....REVELATION.

If you've been following along HERE, then you'll know that I've been reading through all six of Martha Jane Orlando's wonderful books in her two series:Which you can learn more about HERE on her website for The Glade Series and Adventures in the Glade Series.

So now we come to the final book...and I must say right up front, I hope and pray it is NOT the final book...because this book left me wanting more!  I am excited to say that Martha has just announced in her most recent blog post "Meditations of My Heart" (link to blog here) that she is going to be taking the next few weeks to pray about and seek God's direction for writing her next episode in this series...so I  ask you to pray along with me that the Lord will indeed give Martha the guidance she needs to embark on this next project...because once you read these books you will agree with me that there is still so much more to be written!!

Now back to REVELATION! Sorry I keep getting side-tracked!  First of all, I think I neglected to say in my last review on the preceding book, REDEMPTION, that I felt like in these last two books Martha had really stepped up the story a bit with the addition of new characters woven into the story...and a grander plot that would captivate adults as well as children and teens.  There is so much more intrigue and mystery being brought to the surface...and "revelations" being revealed that I never saw coming...which calls for deeper insight and speculation into how it will all finally come to a conclusion.

REVELATION intertwines romance, past secrets revealed, wild adventure...and that despicable Cousin Ronnie still out to wreak havoc on the magical, mysterious inhabitants of The Glade and their sacred land. Our hero Davy and his family have relationships restored and past hurts healed with happy endings and new beginnings.  Everyone seems to be seeing miracles in their lives...except for one...who still needs to get things right in his heart...

Let me leave you with some final words from one of  "The Old Ones, "Racer", Davy's best squirrel friend, when asked if he could give a "phrase or one word...that would inspire them to live the abundant life...", he declared:

"It's all about love and grace!"

Yes, that seems to be the answer to all of the questions....

So friends, until next time...and I pray there will be a next time...I leave you with these thoughts to ponder.

Galatians 1:12(NKJV)

 "For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ."

P.S.  I hope you enjoyed hearing about these wonderful books...one more thing I wanted to add...I shared my copies of The Glade Series/Adventures in the Glade books with a dear friend, who was reading them with her adult daughter who had spent most of the last year in a hospital recuperating from some very serious physical issues.  My friend said that reading these books together brought such joy and hope back into her daughter's life...it was the first thing that had perked her up and gotten her interest in a very long time. Why? Probably because these little books have such profound truth and hope intertwined within a captivating, fun and magical story that one can't help but be caught up and taken to a place where our imaginations can actually bring us to a better place in our hearts and minds.  So, for this reason and so much more, I do hope our friend Martha will be able to continue this wonderful saga!

Racer is waving "bye" for now!


  1. What a lovely review and the photos are so delightful. Nice of you to share, greetings!

  2. This sounds like an intriguing couple of series. Thank you for sharing these reviews with us. As usual, I love the pictures.

  3. Once again, Pamela, I can't thank you enough for your amazing reviews of my books! Let's pray that it is God's will that the stories continue. If the tales can bring love and grace to just one person, all my efforts have been rewarded. And as I mentioned to you earlier, knowing how much joy your friend and her daughter have gotten out of the books makes my heart soar with gratitude. Blessings to you, dear friend, and many, many thanks once again!

  4. Thank you for the wonderful reviews of Martha's books. She is always so excited to read these. I am naturally biased, but I agree that if you read the first one, you will have to read the rest. The stories will have you reading as fast as you can as one thing leads to another in the most magical and spiritual ways.

  5. I love the squirrel photos! He is nice and plump!! How great that the books were such a help to your friend's daughter in the hospital. Thank you for the reviews. I am always interested in your opinions!!

  6. Hello Pam,
    I have been without the internet since this past Saturday. Our service was restored this morning and I've been enjoying catching up a bit with you on your blog. I want to check out this series of books. I was not familiar with this author or the books until reading here. I love well written books!

    I enjoyed reading your post on the solar eclipse. Whether it is a sign of the soon coming of our Lord or not, we need to be ready to meet Him. We need to be able to speak with confidence that we are ready to face Him when He comes to take us up to glory with Him. We had about 83% visibility of the day's event so we didn't have total darkness, but we did have the on and off of light and dusk type darkness...and shadows.

    I am also right on with you when it comes to people making positive out of negative situations. It wouldn't take much effort at all to help others who are in need. The key is our eyes being opened to those who are in need because we have often become so self oriented that we fail to see the needs of others.

    Hugs to you, Sweet Friend.

    1. So Nice to see you back, Dianna! I was beginning to wonder if you had taken a trip or something! Thank you for your kind comments here, covering several of my recent posts! I haven't been able to keep up with everyone's comments lately, although I read them and appreciate them...just haven't been able to respond...seems like time gets away with us so quickly these days! I do look forward to the Lord's soon return! Just really feeling like it must be very soon. What a glorious day that will be!!! Blessings to you today. Thank you for stopping by!

  7. Pam, You've written another great review of Martha's book. Like you, I'm hoping for a continuation of the story line.


  8. Pamela, that squirrel is smarter than some people!

    I imagine your friend reading these books to her daughter in the hopsital. I bet that helped in her recovery a lot. That's a great idea.


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