Wholesome and Fun Summer Reading!

Heather —  May 19, 2010

Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure by Susan Marlow

Rating & Summary: 5 I love these! This series really got my attention. First of all, it is geared for tweens and has an exciting mix of teenagers, horses and adventure. There was plenty of action in the plot and a very strong theme of family love and support. I absolutely loved the relationships between the characters. I felt that the author, Susan Marlowe, really captured how young people think and behave….and also grow as people!

As this book is one in a series, I think these would be fantastic for some summer reading–and hey, Mom–no vampires! Gotta love that.

From the site: Andrea Carter is back for another adventure with her Circle C pals! Book 5 is the popular series, Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure is a perfect choice for middle grade readers ages 8-14.

When innocent horseplay temporarily lands Andi and her friends in jail, they decide that a trip into the mountains will leave their troubles far behind. Accompanied by big brother Mitch and armed with a map showing old gold diggings, they can’t wait to strike it rich. What could be better than two weeks of camping and horseback riding?

But instead of gold they find heaps of trouble — trouble that leaves Mitch gravely wounded. Andi needs help fast. But who can she trust? And what good is a bag of gold when her beloved brother lies near death in the middle of nowhere?

You can purchase Trouble with Treasure for $7.99 on the Kregel site. You can also check out other books in the series, read an excerpt and download a unit study on Kregel’s page.

Also, I really recommended taking a look at the author’s site. You’ll find sample chapters for all the books, book trailers, enrichment guides, puzzles, photos and other fun things for your readers!

**I also have to tell you about the brand new Circle C Beginnings series! We cannot wait for these. My five year old loved hearing Trouble with Treasure read to her and is very excited to “read her own Andi stories.”

These books, geared for younger readers (6-8) follow Andi and Taffy’s adventures when they are much younger. Take a look at the adorable illustrations on the new website! Soon, you can print out coloring pages and activity packs to go with each book!

To see what my TOS crewmates have to say, click here!

Trouble with Treasure was provided to me for my review and I have given my unbiased opinion.


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One response to Wholesome and Fun Summer Reading!

  1. I just wanted to stop by and officially post my "thanks" for your great review. Even though we've emailed, I want you to know that I came by and enjoyed reading your post very much. You are such an enthusiastic writer yourself!
    (But I'm getting this feeling of de ja vu that I've already posted a comment here. But I didn't see it, so I figured oh, well, I'll write again.) 🙂