Friday, June 12, 2015

Thick As Thieves by Susan K. Marlow-- A Review

It's no secret that Andrea Carter would rather ride her beloved palomino, Taffy, than do anything else. Now Taffy's having her first foal, and Andi can't wait to train it to become as good a companion as its mother. The only distraction from those delightful plans is the fear that something may go wrong. When her foaling fears are realized, Andi is grateful for her brother Chad's intervention. It looks like smooth sailing from now on!
Unfortunately, life as a teenager might not be all fun and games after all. There's a new girl at school assigned to sit beside Andi---but Macy Walker is nothing like the other girls. She's homeless and ill-bred, and her mistakes do more than make Andi uncomfortable; they put her life in danger. Meanwhile, cattle rustlers have suddenly descended on the Valley and the Circle C ranch is a target. These outlaws mean business---and their business is theft.
When the thieves change from stealing cattle to stealing horses, it means heartbreaking loss for Andi. Her unpleasant classmate Macy may hold the key to getting Taffy's foal back. Can Andi trust Macy to do the right thing? Does she have a choice?

You can purchase the book at Amazon paperback and Kindle edition. It can also be purchased at CBD and Deeper Shopping


As a child, Susan Marlow grew tired of reading books in which only boys encountered danger and adventure. So at the age of ten she began writing her own stories--stories in which girls took the risks and became the heroines. Susan never intended to become a published author but is currently the author of 4 series of "wholesome books for kids": the Circle C Adventures, Circle C Beginnings, Circle C Milestones, and the Goldtown Adventures, where she combines her love of writing with her passion for American history, especially the setting of the Old West.

Susan is a freelance editor, a teacher, and a twenty-year homeschooling veteran. In addition to writing her "wholesome books for kids," she speaks at Young Authors conferences and travels around the country to share her books and experiences with other homeschooling families at conventions. The rest of the time she and her husband, Roger, enjoy their 14-acre homestead in north-central Washington State.

My Thoughts: Andi Carter is a 14 year old tomboy who loves her horse more than anything. She doesn't like school very much, she'd rather stay home and be a rancher like her brothers.

I really enjoyed this book. This book was easy to read and a quick read at 176 pages. I am handing it over to my 9 year old to read now that I am finished. I would highly recommend it to any girls ages 9 and up. It is written very well and keeps you engaged the whole time. I especially enjoyed how the writer used scripture throughout the book. There is always a scripture in Andrea's heart at just the right time. Lot's of adventure and a wonderful story of friendship, I can't wait to read the next one!

I received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my review. A positive review was not required.

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