Amaliya Preobrazhensky lives with her mother in a tiny apartment. They don't have much except each other, but that's all right. Every day, God provides.
When Amaliya's father, who hasn't been around since before she was born, returns and a custody battle begins, it's hard for her to understand. Can a man she's never met really take her away from her belove ...more
Five stars! :D
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Very fitting to the story, and the Russian themes! I loved it.
Amaliya was so cute and innocent! I felt that she fit her age perfectly. Mrs. Arden was so sweet and really did the right thing.
For a short story, from a child's perspective, it moved along very well. There was never a moment when I was bored.
Such a cute little story and I really liked it! Definitely recommend it.
The setting itself was not explained until 1/3 of the way through the story, when we finally learned for sure what time period it was. There had been a hint or two, but it was not clear.
There were a couple of inconsistencies, such as the name of the girl's stuffed ...more
When I first started reading I thought it was a modern story, then we moved a little farther into the story and I figured it must be during the Great Depression, finally I find out it takes place after WWII. By then I was mixed up because some things felt ...more
The ending also felt really abrupt; I guess I would like to have seen more of how exactly things were worked out. I ...more
Yeah, that's how I feel about this story. Very heartrending at parts but also sweet and hope-filled.
No spoilers here, but when I got to the middle-ish of the story, I started to get a bit worried because of how short it was. I wasn't sure how it was going to resolve, it was so well written! I enjoyed every bit of it, ohh...I want more of sweet little Amaliya!!!
This short story was awesome.
From the first few pages I was drawn in and couldn't wait to find out what happened.
The only thing I wished was that it was longer and I hope Author Kellyn Roth does a continuation of it one day.
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women's fiction and romance author. Sound boring? Well, she includes lots of adorable children and mischievous animals—as well as a generous dose of BBC-style drama.
Kell lives on a ranch in North-Eastern Oregon with her family, crazy border collies, conceited fluffy cat, and assorted cows and chickens.
Other than authoring, she blogs, teaches young writers to...more