Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The main character, Andrea, is about to turn fifteen and ready to head out on a cattle drive with her brothers for two weeks. She experiences quite an adventure and proves that she is capable of helping with more than the cooking along the way in this western adventure set in the late 1800s.
Author Susan Marlow creates fun and believable characters that add a wonderful dimension to this story. There's action, tenderness, humor, important life lessons, and more in Heartbreak Trail as Andi's experiences coincide with her coming of age and maturing. Girls, especially, will become immersed in Andi's world as they identify with her in many ways, even though her lifestyle and era are far apart from theirs. Readers who have followed this Circle C series have seen Andi grow from a spunky six-year-old to a twelve-year-old fun-loving girl, and now to a teen in Heartbreak Trail.
The wholesome storyline and life lessons based in faith make these books some that parents can feel good about sharing with their young readers. Heartbreak Ridge is especially refreshing, because wholesome books for older teens, that are also written well, are few and far between.
The publisher provided a review copy of Heartbreak Trail.