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Book Review

Kathleen's Unforgettable Winter by Tracy Leininger Craven has been reviewed by Focus on the Family’s marriage and parenting magazine. It is the second book in the "A Life of Faith: Kathleen McKenzie" series.

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

Objectionable Content

Summary Advisory

Plot Summary

Kathleen McKenzie and her family are moving from their home in the city to the family farm because Papa has lost his job in the stock market crash of 1929. As 12-year-old Kathleen nervously attempts to fit into rustic farm life with all its chores and challenges, she also struggles to make friends with her cousin, Lindsay. On her first hunting trip, Kathleen mistakenly shoots a neighbor's dog, and the family tries to nurse the dog back to health. As a blizzard rages outside the cozy farmhouse, Kathleen learns from her Grandma Maggie's life story about trusting in God's plan even through hardship.

Christian Beliefs

The McKenzie family members are strong believers. They regularly pray and read the Bible and discuss their faith with each other. Kathleen relies on God to guide her in difficult situations.

Other Belief Systems

None

Authority Roles

Kathleen's father, Uncle John and Grandpa McKenzie are strong, gentle, godly men who lead their families using Christian principles and love.

Profanity/Violence

Although a dog is shot, the incident is not graphic in nature.

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

Kathleen receives a letter from her classmate, Freddie, and is embarrassed by the implication that they may be more than friends. She voices her decision not to have a beau until she is old enough to consider marriage.

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Rating

Readability Age Range

8 to 12

Author

Tracy Leininger Craven

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Distributor

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Performance

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Platform

Publisher

Zonderkidz

Released

On Video

Year Published

2006

Awards

Unknown

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