Dec 172014
 

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Kitty Hawk has just graduated high school and is ready for an adventure!

At nineteen, Kitty’s idea of an adventure is spending the summer researching and cataloging humpback whales but when a ton of gold is stolen her inquisitive nature kicks in and gets her into trouble — and into the hands of the thieves.

Can Kitty escape this disastrous situation before the thieving kidnappers do their worst?

Hott Review:

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold was tremendously fun!
What I liked: I think this is a strong book for all ages. It’s very well written and holds a great adventure so teens and adults will enjoy it but it also explains everything – uncommon words, historical facts, science facts – in a way that even children will understand. Iain Reading certainly knows how to weave a wonderful tale for all ages!
What I didn’t like: There was some mild cursing in “Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold” which took it off of the table for my middle-grader but it’s nothing most won’t hear before 8pm on tv.
I was really irked that the book didn’t end with how Kitty got out of the predicament that she starts in. The opening of book details Kitty on an around the world flight and she’s out of gas with no landing area in site…. but we don’t have another reference to that aspect of the flight in this book.

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Author: Iain Reading
Source: amazon
Grade: A
Ages: 10+ – with a caveat
Steam: Nada
Setting: Alaska & Canada
Series: Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency, #1

Author Bio:

I Like Root Beer. When I was younger I fancied myself a bit of a Root Beer connoisseur, drinking my favourite brand (A&W, of course) from tall, narrow champagne flûtes and revelled in the sound of the ice cubes clinking against the side of the thin glass, creating a magical tinkling ambiance as I looked down my nose at all the other inferior Root Beer vintages. As I grew older and began to travel all across the globe I was naturally inclined to seek out the very best Root Beers that the world had to offer. Sadly, as I was to discover, Root Beer is very much a North-American thing and you can’t really find it anywhere else in the world. On the bright side, however, it turns out that the world is a pretty great place even without Root Beer. There are a million amazing things to see and as many more ways for all of us to see them, as our heroine and friend Kitty Hawk finds out in the course of her various adventures.

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Dec 162014
 

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Ten year old Charlie Smith needs a miracle. It’s been weeks since his grandfather fell asleep and he still hasn’t woken. Food and supplies are running desperately low. There is only a few days of firewood remaining. Snow is on the way.

Worse, Charlie is starting to wonder if God even cares. How could a God who cares leave a boy to fend for himself? And why do Charlie’s choices keeping digging him in more trouble?

Hott Review:

I loved white as snow. This book was not only a wonderful emotional book but also a very clear representation of our need for Christ and his to find and accept Him.

In some ways this book was hard because it’s heart wrenching watching a ten year old boy struggle on his own in a life where failure is not an option. But by that sane token it was amazing to watch Jesus save him from himself.

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Author: Donna Westover Gallup
Source: Kindle Free Read Dec 24, 2012
Grade: A+
Ages: 10+
Steam: Nada
Setting: COLORADO TERRITORY 1864
Series: Mysterious Ways, #1

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Dec 152014
 

Andrew Farmer has been living his life with one thing in mind – prosperity. He seems to have forgotten, however, the woman he’s promised to cherish all of the days of his life, Beth. Andrew and Beth have been together since they were children. They always shared their dreams and talked about their future. But [More…]

Dec 142014
 

It’s been a bit of a rough year. We’re handling it well but sometimes we wonder how much more we can handle. I was riding down the road with Zany the other day and said “I’m a bit emotional today so don’t worry if I start crying.” Zany responded, “Great, who died this time?” No [More…]

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