Young Adult Ebook Review- Castles on the Sand

21 Aug, 2012 by in ya Leave a comment

Castles on the Sand
by E.M. Tippetts
Kindle Edition,
Published August 2012
by E M Tippetts
Book Source:  Bought
5 Stars
Book Description: Madison Lukas knows her place in the world. She’s not pretty, not interesting, and therefore easy to forget.
John Britton is serving his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has been praying for fifteen years to find the sister he lost in his parents’ divorce. She is beautiful, talented, and makes kindness a fine art.

When John and Madison cross paths, he recognizes her at once, but Madison is certain that he’s got it all wrong. Even if she is his long-lost sister, she can’t possibly be the exceptional, amazing girl he thinks she is, can she?

Mary’s Review: What a wonderful book.  It took only a few quiet hours to read it.  It is an easy read and is so enjoyable.  I’m looking forward to a sequel.

Madison Lukas is a young 16 year old girl who has a low self esteem and feels she is ugly and no boy would or could ever like her.  She is kind to a fault to everyone, even those who are unkind and mean to her.   She has a mad crush on JP the high school heart throb who acts like he’s interested in her.  But is he?  Then there’s Carson, the Mormon boy who has eyes only for Madison and thinks she’s the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen.  Of course, there’s the bad seed Alex who never talks and everyone is afraid of and every girl thinks is handsome in the male model way.  Then Hailey, Madison’s best friend who makes you wonder “with a friend like her, who needs an enemy”.

And let’s not forget Elder John Britton who claims to be Madison’s brother.  Is he really?  This book is a cast full of characters that will make you love them, hate them and cry for them.  This is a must read book.  It will truly touch your heart in many ways and teach you about what families and friends should really be all about.

I recommend this book for young adult women ages 16 and older.  There are some very mild sexual issues addressed.

Well done Miss Emily.

About the Author: Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance as E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy as Emily Mah. She is a former attorney with degrees in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University and business law from UCLA.
Originally from New Mexico, she now lives in London with her family. She is a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and thus often includes LDS (Mormon) characters in her work. When she isn’t chasing her small children or writing, she designs jewelry.
For more information or to sign up for updates on future book releases, visit her website at

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge