A limp. A scuff. A cowardly heart.
Jane is a doll struggling with all these things. She and her friend Isabel, a blind stuffed kitten, spend their days in the corner of their shelf, watching the other toys in the shop play – and wishing they could be like them.
Why did the Toymaker create them flawed? Surely it was an accident. One day, Jane sets off to find his workshop, eager to be fixed, and to bring him back for Isabel.
But the journey is hard and the road long. How can such a weak doll ever reach the Toymaker? And how will he respond if she does? What Jane learns will change her life forever.
What Readers are Saying
“The Toymaker’s Doll was a beautiful, uplifting allegory that took me back to my childhood (which hasn’t be all that long ago, I’ll admit)! Bella has carefully crafted a sweet short story that showcases her talent and touches readers’ hearts. I can’t wait to see where the Lord leads this fantastic young author!”
– Grace A. Johnson, author of Held Captive and Prisoner at Heart