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Andrea Carter And The Family Secret (Circle C Adve [Paperback]

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Pages   140
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.55" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
Publisher   Kregel Publications
Age  8-12
ISBN  0825433657  
EAN  9780825433658  

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Andrea ?Andi? Carter returns in her third nail-biting adventure. Even after dealing with escaped convicts and wild horses, Andi isn?t prepared for her latest surprise: a sister she never knew she had. Katherine left the family when Andi was just a baby, and a heap of trouble has followed her now that she is back. Andi finds herself not only dealing with Katherine?s sudden appearance, but also a mysterious drifter named T. J. Silver, who has a lot to hide.

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Andrea "Andi" Carter returns in her third nail-biting adventure. Even after dealing with escaped convicts and wild horses, Andi isn't prepared for her latest surprise: a sister she never knew she had. Katherine left the family when Andi was just a baby, and a heap of trouble has followed her now that she is back. Andi finds herself not only dealing with Katherine's sudden appearance, but also a mysterious drifter named T. J. Silver, who has a lot to hide.

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More About Susan K. Marlow

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Susan K. Marlow has an imagination that never stops! Whether she's writing books, teaching writing workshops, or sharing what she's learned as a homeschooling mom, she's always on the lookout for a new story. The author of the Circle C Adventures and the Circle C Beginnings, Susan enjoys relaxing on her fourteen-acre homestead in the great state of Washington.

Susan K. Marlow has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Circle C Adventures
  2. Circle C Beginnings
  3. Circle C Milestones
  4. Circle C Stepping Stones
  5. Goldtown Adventures

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Can You Keep a Secret?  Feb 8, 2008
Can you keep a secret? Andi Carter's family has kept one from her for her whole life, and when she finally finds out, she's stunned. Andi's pretty good at keeping secrets, too. She and her friends find a mysterious stranger who asks for a little help until he gets on his feet again. There's just one catch--the stranger asks Andi not to tell her family about him. She agrees, against the better judgment of her friends.

The two secrets turn Andi's life upside down. She's no longer the youngest child at the ranch. Now, there are three younger kids and Andi has her hands full. If you thought the horses Andi loves are wild, wait until you meet these three rascals!

Of course Andi's faithful palomino, Taffy, is back, but when it comes to a fierce thunderstorm, even Taffy has her limits. Andi is left alone with a desperate outlaw and the three kids to discover just how strong her family ties really are.

Writer Susan Marlow shines as she brings Andi through this storm in her life. The timely story line about a broken family and forgiveness is a definite plus, with echoes of the Prodigal Son from the Gospel of Luke. This is a book your kids, grandkids, and even you will love, and that's no secret.

New series for the "tween" in your life  Nov 29, 2007
Reviewed by Sheryl Root

Lately, twelve-year-old Andi Carter seems to have a knack for getting into trouble. She never means to be a problem, but there are just so many interesting things to do on her family's California ranch, like watching the new broncos being broken in, that she often gets distracted from her chores. It doesn't seem fair that her family is always upset with her about this.

Andi decides that her family would be better off without her, so early one morning she saddles up her horse, Taffy, and runs away from home. However, if Andi thought life on the road would be easier than life at home, she quickly learns differently. After a horse thief attacks Andi and steals Taffy, she is found by a kind Mexican immigrant family who takes her under their wing. While they want to take her back home, Andi refuses to go until she gets Taffy back. They reluctantly agree to let her travel with them and try to find Taffy as they look for work. Andi soon realizes just how protected her life has been. Will she ever be able to find Taffy and go back home?

Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home is the first in a series of "tween" books by Susan K. Marlow. Set in 1880s California, Andi Carter is a feisty, likable tomboy who gets into enough scrapes that she should appeal to both male and female readers. History, such as the treatment of immigrants and the details of daily life on a ranch, is blended into the story in an entertaining way. The moral values are clear, but not preachy.

Armchair Interviews says: A good start to an enjoyable new series.
Loved it!  Jun 13, 2007
Andrea Carter is a precocious young girl who often fails to "look before she leaps", and ends up having to dig herself out of the hole she's found herself in. A dyed-in-the-wool tomboy, Andi finds little benefit in the day-to-day trappings of a "proper" young lady's life in the year 1880, has no problem storing a smelly horse blanket in her bedroom, and no use for nor interest in the dresses that hang in her closet. Andi's impetuous behavior has consequences, though, whether having to clean the entire barn for failing to complete her chores, or more serious consequences when she attempts to run away from home when her pride is injured.

"The Long Ride Home" is a great read, for 'tweens and adults alike; we can all use a reminder that our choices have far-reaching consequences and effects on the lives of others.

Highly recommended!
A Most Delightful Book!  Mar 29, 2006
The Long Ride Home is one of those enjoyable adventure stories that both boys and girls will want to read. Within the pages of this delightful book, they will meet spirited Andrea Carter, a horse-loving tomboy living in the Old West. Andi's craving for adventure-which usually leads to trouble!-will appeal to the tween reader and keep them turning the pages from beginning to end.
Susan Marlow has done a fine job on her historical research, and the reader will get a genuine feel for what life was like in the Old West, without getting bogged down in tedious detail.
This book would be a worthwhile addition to any school library or family book shelf.

A Delightful Hard-To-Find Tween/Adult Book  Mar 27, 2006
Nothing will be the same for twelve-year old Andi Carter after her older brother Chad saves her life by pulling her from the top rail of the corral seconds before the wild, rearing, black stallion split the rail in two. Dazed, but unhurt, Andi pleaded with her brother to let her explain why she was on the fence. He wouldn't listen, but threatened to "tan her backside" if she went near his horse again. Embarrassed in front of the ranch hands, and angry at her brother-but displeased with her own behavior-Andi turns to her best friend, a golden hued, high-spirited Palomino named Taffy.

Intense and vivacious, Andi can't seem to do anything right. She attracts trouble like metal to a magnet. She leaves her chores undone because she's either lost in daydreams, or scheming for time with Taffy. And she's intensely curious about the wild, black stallion Chad warned her about, the one that almost killed her that morning.

When Andi overhears her family discussing what a problem she has become, she determines they are better off without her. The next day she gets up before dawn, saddles Taffy, and begins a dangerous journey into trouble; a costly journey that will jeopardize her life, and undermine her sense of security. Taken in by a Mexican family, she also learns about discrimination and how difficult it is to provide for a family. And like the prodigal son, Andi finds out that home and family are precious.

Pre-teens will identify with this delightful story and clamor for sequels. Debut author, Susan Marlow, from Washington created a memorable character and dynamic story line. Andi is real and memorable because girls will see themselves in her. Adults will love remembering their tomboy days through Audi's eyes. Although intended for youth, I couldn't put this book down until the end; definitely one to add to your shopping list.


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