Monday, April 27, 2015
Thick as Thieves (Circle C Milestones)
Andrea Carter, almost 14, is the daughter of a horse rancher. Having lost her father at a young age, her mother and older brothers run the ranch and Andi wants to be part of it all. She'd rather be working with her horses than going to school--especially when a rude, and unkempt new girl gets assigned to share a desk with Andi. Macy is the terror of the school as she bullies kids at recess and does all she can to make life miserable for Andi in particular. How is Andi supposed to love someone like that?
Andi's not the only one with problems. Her brothers are worried about cattle rustlers that have been striking the area. The criminals keep eluding detection and no on has been able to find the missing cattle. Then things take a very personal turn as the rustlers steal some of Carter's horses. Andi wants her beloved horses back at all costs but will she endanger her life in the process?
Susan K. Marlow has one of the best websites around. At her site, you can read an excerpt from Thick as Thieves and also sign up for the Circle C Milestone Ezine. The author provides a 40 page free downloadable study guide for Thick as Thieves (as well as guides for all of her other books). The study guide provides some background for the story and includes vocabulary, reading comprehension questions as well as enrichment activities.
The next book in the Circle C Milestone series, Heartbreak Trail, comes out in July 2015. You can read an excerpt at the website to tide you over. Stay tuned for more adventures of Andrea Carter!
Normally, Thick as Thieves can be purchased from Kregel Publications for $9.99. If you want the book personalized, you'll want to purchase directly from the author's website. You can access the excerpt and study guide from either Kregel's or Marlow's website.
Kregel is offering a free download of Thick as Thieves on Monday, April 27. April 28-May 3, the e-book will be 99 cents!
I just cannot say enough good things about this author and her books. They are one of the best series we have encountered for kids. What I particularly appreciate is that the author incorporates Scripture in a gentle way, helping readers understand that the Bible can help teach and instruct them in the right path. I have enjoyed these books as an adult and wholeheartedly recommend and endorse them for any age. Younger readers will want to start with Circle C Beginnings, upper elementary and early middle school will enjoy Circle C Adventures, and upper middle to high school readers will enjoy Circle C Milestones. Marlow even has a series for boys called Goldtown Adventures, geared for 8 to 12 year olds.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Thick as Thieves from Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review.
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