Books I am reading now
Monday, May 31, 2010
A Summer Secret by Kathleen Fuller is a great book for young readers. This is a mystery that is set in Middlefield Amish country. The main character of the story is a 13 year old girl named Mary Beth Mullet. She is the oldest of 4 children, the rest all boys. She years for freedom from taking care of all her responsibilities and privacy from her brothers.
I really like that the book was Christian based, but as a Christian parent, could actually wish for stronger points to be made about the love of God. It was not the theme through the book. I would like to see Christian books for young readers that focus on God, not just a story line.
I did like that the book seemed to be written true to the Middlefield Amish nature and from what I read and researched myself afterwards portrayed Amish life to be a realistic novel. I am not an expert on the Amish, so I can not say that for sure. The book was written well enough and I enjoyed the story enough that I want to read the second book to this mystery series. This will also be a book that I leave on my homeschooling shelf for my children to read when they are older.
The views in this book review are my own and not influenced by anybody or anything. I did receive this book for free from BookSneeze.com and was provided by Thomas Nelson books but I am not obligated to review this book in any positive or negative light, only my own opinion. I am not being compensated for my book review at all besides being able to keep this book.