Molly McBride and the Purple Habit, by Jean Schoonover-Egolf is the first in a series of charming books about a five-year-old girl, named Molly McBride. Molly loves imitating the Children of Mary Sisters, by wearing their purple habit, specially crafted, for her, by her mom. She loves it so much, that she wants to wear it to her big sister’s First Communion! Why can’t she, when the Children of Mary Sisters will be there, and they will be wearing their purple habits. Oh, can you imagine the havoc that would ensue in dealing with that on such a busy morning? You’ll need to read the story to see whether Molly gets her way.
Molly McBride – the Character
The character of Molly is strong in her faith in Jesus. At five years-old, Molly is well aware of who Jesus is, and what type of relationship she wants to have with Him throughout her life. I love this character, who comes across the page, filled with conviction! Molly McBride is a great role model for any child learning to grow in faith.
Molly McBride Series
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Molly McBride and the Purple Habit, but I began to wonder how does this become a series? Well, I answered that question, by also reading Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper.
In the second book in the series, Molly is heading off to Kindergarten and she doesn’t want to wear the required plaid jumper uniform. No, Molly wants to wear her purple habit! Now, any of us, that have ever attended Catholic school, know well that we all MUST wear the uniform! Yet, for Molly’s first day of school, students get to wear whatever they wish. So, in walks Molly on day one, wearing her purple habit! She meets a kindred spirit, Dominic; who is wearing a black shirt, black pants and a white collar. You see, Dominic wants to be a priest, one day. Together, they conjure up a plan to get permission to wear what they want, rather than following the rules. What happens next is hilarious!
Let’s just say that Molly and Dominic learn a very valuable lesson. God…
…knows who we are and loves us no matter what we’re wearing. He sees who we really are inside, and what we are meant to be (p. 26).
What a positive message to impart on young minds! Molly understands that it is Jesus’ love for her that makes her special to Him. To impart upon a child that the most important thing in this life is Jesus’ love, is awesome. Personally, I can’t wait to see where Jean Schoonover-Egolf goes with the third book in the series, slated for publication, in the spring of 2018. But. I’ll be sure to read it when the book is published.
How to Get Your Copies of the Molly McBride Series
I highly recommend getting both books for any children ages 4-8, who are special to you. If you would like to purchase Molly McBride and the Purple Habit, click here. If you would like to purchase Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper, click here.
If you would like to purchase an autographed copy of my book, Adventures of Faith, Hope and Charity: Finding Patience, then click here.