Daisy Chains

Daisy Chains

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by Sandra Byrd
     
 
Kylie Peterson and Rachel Cohen become fast friends when both are invited to help out with a wedding. Kylie's cousin Jed is marrying Rachel's cousin Davina, and Jed asks the girls to help with the flowers. But of more interest to the girls is the fact that the bride's family is Jewish and the groom is not.

This difference in religion leads both Kylie and

Overview

Kylie Peterson and Rachel Cohen become fast friends when both are invited to help out with a wedding. Kylie's cousin Jed is marrying Rachel's cousin Davina, and Jed asks the girls to help with the flowers. But of more interest to the girls is the fact that the bride's family is Jewish and the groom is not.

This difference in religion leads both Kylie and Rachel to explore their own beliefs. Kylie figures she was born a Christian, like the rest of her family, but she starts to question that assumption as she learns about Davina's faith and belief in Jesus. Meanwhile, Rachel is hurt--did Davina stop being Jewish when she became a Messianic believer? The girls hope to discover the truth for themselves, but what will that mean for their families?

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." Romans 1:16

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
When Kylie Peterson and Rachen Cohen spy the same to-do list in the newspaper entitled "Teens need Independence and Excitement," they are motivated to make their summers count. Kylie wants more than anything to land a junior counselor position at a Christian camp for the summer. She just does not know if she fits the faith criteria required to do the job. Rachel is struggling with growing wings of her own, wanting to break free from her father, who lost his little sister, Rachel's namesake. She starts testing the waters when she accepts a job at the beach club without her father's permission. Rachel dreads nothing more than ending up at the Jewish Community Center all summer long, and she goes to great lengths to insure that does not happen. The two girls become fast friends when Kylie's cousin, Jed, asks them to head up the floral decorations for his wedding to Rachel's cousin, Davina. Not only do the girls share a new found interest in flowers, but they also are beginning to experience independence, adventure, and—the final item on their to-do list—something important to believe in. This inspirational title is part of the "Friends for a Season" series. 2006, Bethany House, Ages 8 to 12.
—Kristy Lyn Sutorius
Janie-sue Wertheim
"Sandra Byrd has written an honest story about the implications of making your faith your own that young people will readily identify with ... I am especially thankful for this book because there is relatively little material about Messianic Jewish believers that is written with skill and care and is culturally authentic...Sandra does this without preaching, with dialogue that is real, with characters that you care about, and through a very engaging and enjoyable story that I found hard to put d

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764200236
Publisher:
Bethany House Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Friends for a Season Series
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Byrd is the best-selling author of more than three dozen books for women, teens, and tweens. If you enjoy Daisy Chains, be sure to check out two other Friends for a Season titles on Nook: Red Velvet and Chopsticks. Sandra's Secret Sisters series and Hidden Diary series are also available as Nook books.

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Daisy Chains 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Kylie Peterson is thrilled to get her acceptance letter to be a camp counselor. She¿ll not only have a great summer job, but have fun doing it with her best friend. But before se can pack her bags, she has to sign the commitment paperwork and there are some confusing questions on there, like: How long have you been a Christian and give your testimony. What¿s all that about? Aren¿t people born Christian?

Jewish-born Rachel Cohen is sick of living in the shadow of her dead aunt. Just because she died as a teenager and they share the same name doesn¿t mean that will happen to her. But her father continues to make every decision for her, even about how she will wear her hair. Rachel decides to make a few decisions of her own, without telling her father.

Both girls receive a mysterious offer from Jed, Kylie¿s cousin, and Rachel¿s cousin¿s fiancé. He needs their help with the wedding flowers. The girls agree to help, intrigued by the romantic act Jed is planning and by the fact that Jed is a Christian and his fiancé, Davina, is Jewish.

Life becomes more confusing as Davina shares about her faith. How can someone be both Jewish and Christian? Davina¿s testimony brings answers to Kylie¿s confusion about her camp application, but raises questions in Rachel¿s heart. Her family was deeply hurt by Davina¿s conversion. But what Davina shares about Yeshua makes sense. What if he was the messiah the Jewish people have been waiting for?

Another great read from Sandra Byrd. What an intriguing story of questions and answers. I had a great time reading about Kylie and Rachel¿s struggles and how Davina¿s life testimony impacted them. Sadly, this is the fourth, and final, book in the Friends for a Season series. I wish there were more and anxiously await Sandra¿s next book. Highly recommended.