Item description for All about Us #5: Tidings of Great Boys: An All about Us Novel (All About Us #5) by Shelley Adina...
Overview Lady Lindsay MacPhail, or "Mac" as her friends from the exclusive Spencer Academy in San Francisco call her, invites her classmates home to her castle in Scotland for an unforgettable Christmas.
Publishers Description Finals week is approaching and Mac is still undecided on where to spend the holidays. Normally she'd go home to Scotland, but spending two weeks alone in the castle with her dad isn't as appealing as it used to be. So she invites Carly, Lissa, Gillian, and Shani to join her for the holidays! Mac is determined to make this the best Christmas ever. She even decides to organize the traditional Hogmany dance for New Year's Eve. If she can get her mother involved in the dance, maybe her parents will finally get back together. But when Mac and the girls arrive in Scotland, they are faced with bad news: the castle is falling apart and Mac's parents are struggling financially. Not only that, but Shani is in big trouble with Prince Rashid's royal family. Can the girls find a way to celebrate the holidays, get Mac's parents back together, save the castle, and rescue Shani from her relentless pursuers? There's only one way to find out. . . .
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.94" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2009
Grade Level High School
Series All About Us
Series Number 5
ISBN 0446179639 ISBN13 9780446179638
Availability 12 units. Availability accurate as of Sep 26, 2017 10:40.
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More About Shelley Adina
Shelley Adina is a world traveler and pop culture junkie with an incurable addiction to designer handbags. She knows the value of a relationship with a gracious God and loving Christian friends, and she's inviting today's teenage girls to join her in these refreshingly honest books about real life as a Christian teen--with a little extra glitz thrown in for fun! In between books, Adina loves traveling, listening to and making music, and watching all kinds of movies.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Tidings Of Great Boys (All About Us V5) ~?
Tidings of Great Boys Jan 7, 2010
Mac doesn't want to spend her two week holiday in her dad's castle in Scotland. She invites her friends Lissa, Shani, Carly and Gillian to join her. She believes if she organizes the traditional dance and asks her mother to help her with it that she will be able to get her parents back together. This is just the beginning of problems for Mac and her friends. I think the one thing I enjoyed os much about this book was how clean it was. It was refreshing to pick up a book that was not vulgar or obscene. I look forward to putting it on my shelves.
A Great Christian Read For Teens Oct 31, 2009
I love when my teenage daughter picks up a book! I really love it when it's a book with a positive message and grounded in morality. I love it best when God is a prevalent character in the book. And this is the case with Shelley Adina's "Tidings of Great Boys". Shelley's books speak right to teens where they live with intelligence, humor and compassion. She touches on issues that young Christian women face and gives them positive role models to emulate when they experience similar circumstances.
My daughter has devoured not only this book, but Shelley Adina's entire series. I recommend these books to any mom who wants her teen girl to read wholesome, godly material.
Another fun addition to the series Oct 3, 2009
Again I wish we could give 1/2 star ratings because this is really a 3.5 stars.
This is the fifth book in the All About Us series and picks up right after the ending of book 4 with the girls making plans to join Mac in Scotland for Christmas. There are several agenda items which include getting Mac's parents back together. In the meantime Mac also has to try and reconcile her relationships with her American friends as well as with her Scottish friends. In doing so she learns who are truly her friends through thick and thin. This was another sweet story as we follow the girls adventures in a real life castle. The ending was a bit of a surprise and I am curious how the next book will pick up after all that has happened.
Thoroughly fun read! Sep 30, 2009
Tidings of Great Boys (All About Us, #5)
"Some people are born with the gift of friendship. Some achieve it. And then you have people like me, who have friendship thrust upon them."
This is my first experience with the All About Us series and it was thoroughly enjoyable! You meet a close knit group of teenage girls from the exclusive Spencer Academy at the end of their fall term. Tidings of Great Boys is the fifth book in the series and focuses on Lady Lindsay Margaret Eithne MacPhail, a.k.a. "Mac", the daughter of a Scottish earl and an heiress, with 500 year old family castle. Mac invites her closest friends to spend Christmas in Scotland. They all come. Her best friend Carly Aragon, with an eye for fashion and the captain of the crew team as her boyfriend, turns down an invite to her mother's second wedding to be there. New York loudmouth Gillian Chang is fashion plate with a photographic memory, a stellar academic record and a natural musical ability. Lissa Mansfield, daughter of world renowned film producer, is a laid back Santa Barbara girl, except when she's ferociously protective of her friends. Shani is longtime family friend and former betrothed of Prince Rashid al Amir, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Yasir. Mac's excited about this chance to show her friends the Scotland she loves - and she has a secret plan to bring her parents back together.
Tidings of Great Boys is a fun read! Not only are each of the young characters well fleshed out but you can clearly feel the warmth and affection that they have for each other. The book isn't limited to banter, there is plenty of action and humor woven in. Each chapter brings you closer and closer to the crazy ending. You'll finish the book both satisfied and looking forward to the next in the series.
Publisher: FaithWords (September 8, 2009), 256 pages. Courtesy to the publisher.
Teen girls will love this Sep 19, 2009
The problem with novels for teenage girls is that their culture is constantly changing. What was popular yesterday is, like, so last year today. Fashion, language and even friendships are, like, random. Tidings of Great Boys and the other books in the All About Us series are relevant today, but may be laughed at by girls who read it in five years. Aside from that, it's a fun book. I enjoyed it because I like teenage girls. It has less talk about high fashion and gourmet cuisine than the other book from the series I have read, and that made it flow better for me.
All of the books are told in the first person, but each has a different narrator. The girls are friends at an exclusive boarding school and move in circles that include royalty and business moguls. But they face the same problems with family, friends and boys that any teenager does. Lady Lindsey, the narrator in this book, is just Mac, a girl trying to reconcile two worlds while scheming to bring her divorced parents back together. Except that she lives in a castle and knows people like Prince Harry of England. Except that she can confidently face down the paparazzi. Except that she can easily buy a friend a plane ticket to Scotland with her allowance.
It's Mac's lifestyle that gives the book the extra spice to attract her audience, but the well told story and complex characters will keep them reading. She and her friends act like any modern teen trying to live her faith. Some of the problems she faces are of her own making, but some are part of growing up. With the help of her friends, parents and her burgeoning faith, she resolves them wisely, yet the plot is not predictable. I would recommend this book to all the teen girls I know.
Pros: Strong characters with an exciting setting and plot. In spite of the title, there is just enough romance to be realistic.
Cons: The book is solidly set in 2009 which may outdate it for teens in a few years.