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Today’s review is the 5th book in the Annie’s Adventures Series called The Alabaster Jar: The Miracle of Love by Anna Alden-Tirrill. It was my 10-year-old daughter’s favorite book of the series!
Annie, who is a 13-year-old Christian homeschooled girl is now living in Australia with her parents. We see her do a few things in Sydney, but soon the focus of the story is on Europe and Israel. She sure is a world traveler!
Annie receives a package from a lady who was a character in the fourth book, The Promise Box. In it is an ossuary with several items inside that were believed to have belonged to Mary Magdalene. We learn about Mary and about the special items in the box. Everything is checked out and is believed to be genuine. We then follow Annie on an adventure with her aunt, uncle, and cousin, running from the bad guys who want to steal the priceless relics. There is danger and excitement, with a little history, geography, and science thrown in.
The story was fun to read. There were a few moments where the action got bogged down by too much narration. But overall, the book flowed and was an easy read.
I think most teen and pre-teen girls will really enjoy reading this story. By the way, you don’t have to have read the other books to follow this one. Everything relevant is explained again.
Check out Annie’s Adventure’s website to order the books.