We had 2 giveaways and wanted to announce our winners!
First, the winner of the Black Friday $100 cash giveaway is: (Watch for your email on instructions on how to claim your prize)
Sarah W (sarahmaywhipple@)
Then we also had a second giveaway for a new book series by a new budding, talented, young author!
The Baker Family Adventure Books was the other giveaway we held! They are very family friendly, a wonderful and exciting read and a great way to encourage reading, encourage healthy adventures, mysteries and fun.
Congratulations to the following winners! (Watch for your email on instructions on how to claim your prize)
Finally, if you are looking for some great gift ideas, we would highly recommend these books. The author just released books #3 and #4 and we bought them for our 9 year old daughter.
Summer of Suspense: (see it on Amazon here for $12.6o shipped free with reviews and more details)
When Phil, Abby, Andy, and Tom Baker hear that their cousin Millie will visit their farm for the summer, little do they imagine what a dreary time they will have with the snobbish girl. But when Millie disappears, life quickly becomes anything but dreary. What starts out as a summer of chores and horse-riding on the farm turns into a cross-country adventure, as the Bakers find themselves matching wits with a notorious jewelry thief who pulls them into her web. Aided by a seasoned detective, the Bakers confront numerous dangers in their search for Millie, all while attempting to foil the plot of a major crime ring — making it a summer they will never forget. Filled with mystery and intrigue, Summer of Suspense contains important lessons of Christian courage, humility, submission to authority, and repentance before God and man.
Peril on Providence Island: (see it on Amazon here for $12.6o shipped free with reviews and more details)
The Bakers are full of excitement as they head to the English countryside to celebrate Grandfather Wilson’s eightieth birthday. When an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease tells a tale of treasure lost on the high seas, the Bakers are sure she has confused reality with fiction. But as they find information that supports Old Marge’s story, they begin wondering whether there is truth in it after all. Can the discovery of an ancient treasure help Old Marge stay in her beloved cottage and out of a nursing home? This question sends the Bakers on a swashbuckling adventure of mystery and peril, following an old diary through mysterious caves and a maze of clues in search of the missing treasure. Along the way, their quest is marked by amazing providences that point to this key conclusion: God’s ways are always right and true.
The Treacherous Trail: (see it on Amazon here for $10.97 shipped free with reviews and more details)
The Bakers and the Wilburs have become such good friends that they decide to vacation together at a lovely wilderness lodge. While the ladies and girls enjoy the lodge’s luxurious facilities, the men and boys go camping in the surrounding wild. They expect their greatest thrills to come from horse-riding, canoeing, and hiking, but the trip changes when they find an injured hiker. Then the hiker disappears with most of their supplies, and they’re stranded with little food, no communication, and a long trip back to civilization. What’s more — there are some very strange things going on in this forest, and the mysterious hiker seems to be at the center of them.
Mr. Baker must get his team back to safety with no supplies or means of contact, saddled with a thief who will not speak. Phil is forced to act like a criminal when thrown into a company of bad men, and the twins must survive in the wilderness with a man they do not trust.
Who is really Jigson? What mysterious activity is going on in the forest? And, will they all come out alive?
Riddle of the Ruby Ring: (see it on Amazon here for $11.18 shipped free with reviews and more details)
The skies are clear, the weather is beautiful, and the Bakers are eager to welcome a new family, the Wilburs, to the farm next-door. Phil, Abby, Andy, and Tom Baker are learning how to relate to their new friends when they discover a mysterious crate hiding an ancient ruby ring which triggers strange activity on the Wilburs’ farm.
A trail of clues leads to two conflicting stories of strife in the Old West, but it seems that the theft and aggression surrounding this ring haven’t stayed in the past. When the safety of both families is threatened, it’s up to the Bakers to figure out what is going on before it’s too late.
Can the Bakers bring an end to a legacy of conflict and restore honor to a tarnished family name? Can Andy learn the secret of his older brother’s courage? And, can they solve the baffling riddle of the ruby ring?
As a reminder, here’s a review from our eldest child, Audrey (9), who read these books too and gave her review:
Hi, I am Audrey. I like this book because I love mysteries and I can also figure out what happens throughout the book. It is exiting too! I especially enjoyed figuring out the mystery in this series. The writer made it very suspenseful and even had some cool ways to give clues to the characters to find the treasure. I couldn’t wait to finish the books that I even skipped dessert one dinner to get back to reading as quick as possible. My mom and dad were quite impressed that I was so excited to find out the end. I can’t wait until the next books in this series are finished.
In fact, Audrey loved these books so much that she followed Grandpa around on Thanksgiving and for 30 minutes straight, without hardly taking a breath, she told Grandpa the stories Grandpa was very gracious and listened, but you could tell these books were exciting to her!
We bought her books #3 and #4 for Christmas too!