Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blog Tour & Review: Red In The Flower Bed by Andrea Nepa

ISBN #: 9780981461991

About the Author:
(As given to me by the publisher)

Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a registered dietitian for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

You can click here to visit Andrea's Facebook profile.

(As given to my by the publisher)

The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower who is welcomed into a garden family. It is a charming story of "seeds" being planted in the perfect place - exactly where they belong. Children and adults will enjoy this simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations. The book's loving approach helps children to understand adoption.

My Review:

I was contacted by Tribute Books inquiring if I would like to host a stop on the blog tour for this book.  Being a supporter of adoption, I agreed.

The book is absolutely precious.  I love the rhymes and the use of the flowers metaphor to represent the author's daughter.  It is a lovely children's story.

The artwork was refreshing and wonderful as well.  Instead of being actual drawn illustrations, they looked more like what you would see in a scrapbook; which ignites that feeling of warm memories and things that should be remembered and cherished.

To preview the book, you may click here.  You may also visit Tribute Books' website, Twitter page and/or Facebook page.  You can also visit this book's blog by clicking here where all of the blog tour hosts are being featured.

Happy Reading! =)


  1. Awww thanks, Mandy for such a heartfelt review. We're so glad that you enjoyed RED IN THE FLOWER BED and for sharing it with the readers of Literary R&R. Your support means the world to us, and we're glad to have you as a participant in the blog tour.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books

  2. Thank you very much for reviewing my book.


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