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Ten-year-old Chelsea Tennyson decides to take matters into her own hands and prove once and for all if an invisible God is really there.

Chelsea’s dad, Prince Tennyson—the nickname he earned for being so dashing in uniform—died last year in the Iraq war. After a mental breakdown, her mother moves the family to live with their grandmother in Phoenix. But before long, it bec
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Published April 18th 2012 by StoneHouse Ink
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Tamera Westhoff
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
My friend warned me to have a box of tissues, and she was telling the honest truth! If you need a good cry, read this awesome book! I would have given it five stars, but crying gives me a headache! You absolutely see through the eyes of a young girl what it's like to have a parent die. I'm really glad that her mom, Grandma and her new friend help her cope with her sadness and help her find that God is real! Because He is! She goes through so much and I cried right with her! I can't even begin to ...more
Heidi Pack
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
an inspirational novel - emotionally straining and beautiful. written from a child's perspective on the death of her father and how she comes to know she can see him again. so sweet and so sad.
Scott Johnson
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beautiful story. A tearjerker though.
Ashley
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
What a truly beautiful story. I like Jenni James as an author but I haven't been able to get into any of her other books. I just can't get into Jane Austen modern day stories. Mostly because every time I try and read them I just begin laughing at the cheesiness of them and then I can't take the characters seriously which is too bad because I really do love Jane Austen's books. So when I picked up Prince Tennyson I was a little worried. I knew it wasn't a modernization of a Jane Austen story but ...more
Shauna
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have a cold...so...my eyes and nose are drippy...and all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch with a really good book.

But what book?
I have quite a stack...
From Inspiration to Biographies
From Romance to Suspense

What to choose...what to choose.
Then I came across Prince Tennyson by Jenni James.

Not even knowing what it was about I picked it up and started reading.

I was immediately charmed by the grade-school, little-girl dialog.

What a sweet story she was sharing...she is telling about her dad w
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Richard
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a bit different from others I've read. I haven't gotten into emotional stories before because that's not what I've enjoyed. I've mainly enjoyed adventure stories, mysteries and westerns, because that's what guys like. When it was given to me by the author, Jenni James, I was interested in the father-daughter story, because I have two daughters, but I wasn't prepared for such an emotional and touching story. I didn't cry, like she insists a reader will in her review, but I did get mi ...more
Julie Carpenter
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my.....I loved, loved, loved this novel. Be sure to have tissues close by. I laughed and cried so much throughout reading this.

My mother in law introduced me to Jenni's books and lent me her copy of Prince Tennyson. What a sweet little girl and to be in her perspective of what had happened in her family's lives up to that point in her life.

What a great story of hope, not just in individual lives but in all the lives around us that we can watch for and help make a difference and bring that h
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Laura Bastian
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's a fast and easy read. One you get into the mind of a child, but can see yourself reflected in her innocence and determination. I had no idea what this book was about when I started reading it. Being used to reading Jenni's Jane Austin remakes I was expecting it to be similar to that, but by the end of the first page I was completely hooked in this story though it wasn't what I had come to it for. I loved how I could see her father through her eyes and I felt for her. Cried more than I norma ...more
Cathy
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing! I loved it, although it did make me cry really hard. Chelsea was so sweet as she went about her way trying to determine if God was real, and just where her dad was. I loved how she enlisted the help of those around her, he mom and even a little boy who went to school with her. The ending was a tear-jerker, seriously, read this one, but just know that when you read it you are going to cry and cry hard!
Louise Pledge
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I, actually, "met" Jenni on a local Facebook garage sale site. When I noticed it said, "Jenni James Author", I had to look her up and see what she had written. The books really appealed to me, so I have bought several, but this is the first I've read. "Prince Tennyson" is a young adult book with lots of values and lessons included with the beautiful and touching story. I plan to give it to one of my granddaughters.

I would give it an extra star if I could for being a CLEAN BOOK!
Marie Engberg
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Chelsea is a young girl whose father died while serving his country. He died on a Wednesday so she feels all Wednesdays are unlucky for her. She learns how to trust people again. But she especially learns that she is worth something and that there is a God. This book will make you smile and make you cry. And you will love it.
Alyssa (The Shady Glade)
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book will make you sob, it really will. I haven't cried for a book in years (minus things like scriptures) so I thought I could tough it out, but I didn't make it. But at the end, what a wonderfully satisfying emotional experience!

Read the rest of my full review at my blog The Shady Glade
Elizabeth
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
This is a children's book and a quick read. It is so beautiful about a little girl's quest to discover whether or not God is real. Her father has recently been killed in Iraq and she is not sure if she believes in God or not. I love this book. It made me laugh and it made me cry.
Miranda
Apr 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I meet Jenni a few months ago at a LUTE. When she told me I would cry alot I was thinking ok sure if you say so. Well I did cry starting with chapter 2 tell the very end. It was amazing and uplifting and I am so happy I read it and want to thank Jenni for writing such an fantasic book.
Annie Harley
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was crying. Its sooooo sweet!
Deanna Rash
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
God is SO good!
Erika
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was touching and moving, I also almost cried
Emma Peterson
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It's beautifully written, and everyone of all ages will enjoy this book. It's both heart warming and sad. Definitely one to strum your heart strings.
Stephanie
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed reading this book. Was quite the tear jerker. Another great great read Jenni!!
Annissa
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was a fast read that broke your heart.
Ruby Straaten
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
It made me SOB!
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Janis
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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What a touching story! Heartbreaking and tenderly sweet at the same time.
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