As a blogger, I may be compensated in some way (either pay, product, or experience) for sharing the post below All opinions are my own. ~Heidi
Years ago, before blogging was cool, I had a little blog on another platform (queue Star Wars theme music here). Anyway, it was on that platform that I met Susan Marlow and we became long-distance friends. She was just starting to write a series of books for young girls; and, at the time, Ashley was the perfect age for the series. A few years later, Gracie was able to serve as a cover model for one of her books! We’ve kept in touch with Susan, and finally had the opportunity to meet her last Spring when she and her hubby came East on the conference circuit. A quick search of “Susan Marlow” on my blog will yield you lots of results; but here is a link to the details of our meeting and a picture of Gracie’s time as a model!
Over supper last Spring, Susan shared what was in the works for her. . . a new series of books focused on an OLDER Andi. This series would be called the Circle C Milestones.
Well, guess what? The first book in that series – Thick as Thieves – is now available!
About the Book
Fourteen-year-old Andrea Carter would rather ride her beloved palomino, Taffy, than do anything else. But life on the Circle C ranch in 1882 is busy. Between school and chores, Andi is left with little time to prepare for Taffy’s first foaling. Then when the event finally arrives, it nearly ends in disaster.
Returning to school keeps Andi hard-pressed to find time for foal training. And she now has a new problem on her hands–Macy Walker, who has been assigned as Andi’s seatmate. The new girl’s crude manners and cruel behavior bring storm clouds into Andi’s life, as does the news that cattle rustlers have moved into the valley.
When the cattle rustlers turn to stealing horses and strike the Carter ranch, Andi’s only hope for recovering her precious colts lies with Macy. Can Andi trust this wild girl? Does she have a choice?
Heidi Says . . .
I remember once, not long after I had gotten married, my mom said I got a letter at the house. Turns out it was from an old pen-pal of mine that I hadn’t heard from in many years. Nowadays, with Facebook and other social media, it’s so easy to reconnect with long-lost friends. I love that.
And that’s exactly how I felt when I picked up Thick as Thieves and started to read. I felt as though I were reconnecting with my old friend Andi. And the book seemed to pick up right with the Circle C Adventures left off; so I didn’t feel like there was a time lapse or anything.
I really enjoyed the book! In true Susan Marlow fashion, the book was extremely well-written and so full of detail. The characters are so well thought-out and very easy to relate to. Andi got herself into another serious fix; but, thanks to her family and her faith, it all worked out in the end.
I’m anxious to read the rest of the books in this series. If you have daughters, I’d highly encourage you to check out these books for good, clean reading fun. I love being able to enter a different time and place when I read, and Susan’s books provide a great escape!
You can find out more about this book and series, as well as all the other books that Susan has written on Susan’s website.
***This post made possible by Susan Marlow and Kregel Publications.***