Our oldest daughter received a copy of The Princess and the Kiss, by Jennie Bishop, from my parents for Christmas.

This book has been on my list of books to buy for some time so I was excited when she received it as a gift!

We absolutely fell in love with this fairy-tale-style book! Not only is it beautifully illustrated and well-written, The Princess and the Kiss is a sweet story of purity, virtue, and the value of a young girl protecting her “kiss” (moral purity) for the one God has chosen for her to marry.

One of the aspects I appreciate about The Princess and the Kiss is that, although the story is cast in an idyllic fairy-tale setting with a beautiful princess, a castle, and a queen and king (what little girl doesn’t like that kind of story?), the story goes much deeper than a typical happily-ever-after tale.

I won’t spoil the story by telling who wins the princess in marriage, but this is not your typical Cinderella story!

Says author Jennie Bishop:

“I asked God how I could teach my young daughters the importance of their purity, how I could begin in their early years to stress the importance and beauty of saving themselves for marriage. This [book] is God’s poignant answer.”

The Princess and the Kiss is definitely a book for all ages.

A six-year old (like my daughter) will enjoy the book as much as an older girl or teen. I am planning to use the story as part of our mother-daughter luncheon next month for Valentine’s Day.

Jennie Bishop also authored a book for boys entitled The Squire and the Scroll. I am looking forward to reading this one and saving it for our son.

For more on purity from Jennie Bishop, check out Revive Our Hearts/Princess.

For more book reviews from Kristy, check out our Book Lists & Reviews page.

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