Thursday, March 1, 2012

Little Princes by Conor Grennan....R&G!

I just finished up a book that made me think in a different way.  It made me look deep inside and reevaluate the things that matter and what is really important.  Little Princes by Conor Grennan captured my heart and made me weep with sadness at  the unfairness of the world and weep with joy at the beauty of the goodness of people.  Here is the scoop on the beautiful and TRUE story...

An astonishing testament to true courage, the transformative power of love, and the ability of one man to make a real difference.


In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan embarked on a yearlong journey around the globe, beginning with a three-month stint volunteering at an orphanage in civil war–torn Nepal. But a shocking truth would forever change his life: these rambunctious, resilient children were not orphans at all but had been taken from their families by child traffickers who falsely promised to keep them safe from war before abandoning them in the teeming chaos of Kathmandu. For Conor, what started as a footloose ramble became a dangerous, dedicated mission to unite youngsters he had grown to love with the parents they had been stolen from—a breathtaking adventure, as Conor risked everything in the treacherous Nepalese mountains to bring the children home.

I can't even fathom the pain and terror of living through what the Nepalese have.  It is staggering and absolutley heartbreaking.  I am not going to lie, it was tough to read about the heartache but the goodness of Conor Grennan made it possible.  Imagine completely changing your life plan to help others.  It is a wonderfully selfless thing to do and I felt honored to be taken along on the authors journey to reunite these families.  This book is beautifully written and one I will hold close to my heart.  Pick up your copy today on Amazon... I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher, Harper Collins is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of Little Princes. Thanks so much to the sponsor! To enter click "read more" and use the rafflecopter entry form. Good luck!
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22 comments:

Jackie said...

I'd like to read the book.
Thank you for the review and giveaway.

ishashime said...

I was hoping to read the book for myself and my brother.

hedgerhousehold said...

for myself
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sandyandcosmo said...

I want to read this myself!

ani hearts japan said...

I want to read this myself!

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Lauren Marie said...

I want to read this, but i'd definitely pass it along to others :)
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A Viola Player said...

For myself and family, we circulate books we have read and want to read.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win the book for our elementary school library - inspirational, great adventure, informative, wonderfully well written - and a call to positive action. Congrats on winning the Christopher Award.

Kristie said...

I would like to read it because it makes me think of my husband's uncle and his family who were missionaries in Nepal for ten years. They foster a family of three Nepali girls here in the United States. Maybe they would like to read it too. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

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Kristie Morrison Donelson.

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Dawn V said...

I would like to win this for myself. I love non-fiction books.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I want to win to read it
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Jenna Wood said...

I'd love to win it for myself!

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erma said...

I'm trying to win this for myself.
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Nickolay said...

I would like to read this

Anonymous said...

I would like this for myself.
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Nicole C. said...

I am trying to win this book for myself.

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Jennifer Paige said...

I would like to win this for myself.

Nancye said...

I am trying to win this book for myself.

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Emily said...

I want this book for me!

Beth said...

I'd like to win this for myself!

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Laurie said...

me!