From School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—This series, written by Grammy-nominated singer Grant, introduces three blonde sisters: 10-year-old twins, Maddie and Mia, and little sister Lulu. In London Art Chase, the girls travel to London for the first time with their famous singing mom, Gloria Glimmer; dad; and zany nanny, Miss Julia Twist. Although the story revolves around all three sisters, Maddie takes center stage. She finds herself on the chase for a famous missing painting. What follows is a fun adventure while the mystery behind the art theft unravels. In A Dolphin Wish, Mia uncovers a mystery of her own when the girls visit an adventure park where the animals are going missing. Grant's background in Christian music is evident here; the girls' faith guides them through their adventures. God and Christianity play major roles in the story. When the girls face a dilemma, it is not only their family but their faith that shapes their choices. The sisters are sweet and innocent. As the slight mysteries unfold, Grant interjects some realistic life lessons about overcoming deceit and coping with everyday family issues. VERDICT Younger middle grade readers, especially those with a Christian faith, will enjoy these appealing and light mysteries filled with sisterly bonding.—Bernice La Porta, Susan E. Wagner High School, Staten Island, NY
About the Author
Natalie Grant is a multi-Grammy nominated Christian and Gospel artist and five time Female Vocalist of the Year (The Gospel Music Association). Her passion is to help people across the globe discover their God-given calling and live it out to the fullest potential. Grant cofounded Hope for Justice International, a multinational organization that rescues and provides complete restorative care for victims of human trafficking. Grant lives in Nashville, with her husband and their three children.
Simona Chitescu Weik is originally from Romania. Her passion for literature started at the age of three, spans several languages and continents, and has culminated in her current pursuit of an English and Creative Writing PhD. When she's not writing poems and essays, or teaching her students critical thinking, she steals away to a recording booth where it is her joy to bring characters to life through voice narration. Simona writes, plays, and lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Darren, and daughter, Genevieve.