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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Marina is preparing the body pit to lay her eggs and she is working on camouflaging it from sea turtle egg predators. Ten-year-old Elizabeth and her family come across a sea turtle nest in Sea Billows by Jill Watson Glassco. Tropical Storm Cindy is supposed to come ashore the day after and hit Fort Morgan Beach. The residents are expecting torrential rain and potential flash flooding. Elizabeth is worried about the turtle eggs. Elizabeth is sad to see the nest empty when she goes to the beach after the storm. She is disappointed that God did not answer her prayers.
The story is wonderful as it weaves the glorious work of God and protecting an endangered species together seamlessly, and both topics are given equal importance as the story progresses. The reflections at the end of each chapter reiterate our faith in God and His protection during adversities. The characters in the story are real and relatable and young readers will find it easy to connect with them. The sea turtle facts are good for children to know and these are interesting to read as they are knitted into the story. I will not forget this vacation taken by Elizabeth and her family. It is definitely a book for children as it helps them understand the importance of prayer, having faith in God, and taking care of the environment by protecting endangered species.