Review: I Really Love You, Ava


Story about finding the real meaning of love: LadyD Books

                                                              I Really Love You, Ava


About The Book


What is real love? Little Ava Jacobs is dying to find the answer to this seemingly simple question. Through a mother's patience, grandparents' joy, and a couple's kindness, Ava finds the meaning of real love.

My Thoughts


Author, Amberly (Krissy) Clowe contacted LadyD Books in regards to reviewing her recently released picture book, I Really Love You, Ava. Naturally, since I have a sweet granddaughter (yes, and 4 wonderful grandsons, too)... well,  I said yes! The warm title of the book grabbed my heart right away and I was anxious to discover what was inside!


book illustration of mom talking with her daughter


My Review  


I love when books open with a question and indeed, a little girl named Ava has a simple yearning, yet complex desire in her search to find what real love is. Being a grandmother of 5, for me this well written story hits home for every child's security and self-esteem issues and that is to recognize what love looks like and to process in their own way what love feels like. With the warm reflection of care and hope on the face of Ava's mother, she answers her daughter's question, "Sweetie, when you see it, you'll know." A most needed heart-felt message in today's world, along with warm illustrations about Ava Grace and her wonderful family life makes a great addition for home, school and church library.

5/5 stars. Highly recommend.

Ava Grace and her famil

About The Author

Author Amberly Kristen Clowe


Amberly Kristen Clowe has been writing stories since she was a little girl. She studied cihldren’s literature in college and graduated with a degree in early childhood education. After college, Amberly taught second grade for several years. Her students inspired her to revisit her passion for writing children’s literature. She credits them as the inspiration for her first picture book, Katie Ling Fashion Queen, which was published in 2011 with AwareNow Publishing. I Really Love You, Ava is Amberly’s second picture book. Her son, George, inspired this story about love and family. Today, caring for George and her daughter, Emma, as well as tackling many writing projects, keep Amberly very busy. She lives in Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, and six fish.   -- Amberly Kristen Clowe


Here's what others are saying about I Really Love You, Ava.


I look forward to reading more from the author. Thanks for the opportunity to read this sweet story, Amberly Kristen Clowe. Best wishes and much continued success!







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