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Sword Of Peace – Around The World In 80 Books #37

Setting: Netherlands Time Period: 1531 What would you do if religion cost you your family? In the Netherlands in 1531, that could very well be the case if you weren’t Catholic. “Sword of Peace” by Louisa M. Bauman follows the religious climate in Amsterdam with a story about a young Catholic woman, her Protestant friend…

Last Chance – Around The World In 80 Books #36

Setting: Afghanistan and Mexico Time Period: Modern Day “Last Chance” by V.B. Tenery was a short novella that began as a military action in Afghanistan and ended as a romance in Mexico. The main character is Chance Crawford, a former Marine gone CIA. He’s gone on a mission in Afghanistan to retrieve a Taliban chief,…

Welcome to Isaiah’s Legacy Blog Hop – Stop #18 & #19

1 Week ~ 24 Blogs ~ 3 Incredible Prizes! Learn a little about Isaiah’s Legacy and enter multiple giveaways while picking up CLUES at each stop. Compile all the clues, submit the final PHRASE at the last stop, and you’ll be entered to win one of 3 Grand Prizes! What are the prizes? They’re completely…

Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure – Around The World In 80 Books #35

Setting: Budapest, Hungry Time Period: WWII I’ve read a lot of books set in WWII, but of them all, “Mrs. Tuesday’s Departure” is probably the most unique. Author Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson takes you to Hungry and tells a story of family, illness and deception as the Nazi invades Budapest. With the war closing in on…

With Every Letter – Around The World In 80 Books #34

Setting: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco Time Period: 1942 I’ve read my share of WWII books, but this one was so different, the story line so original and themes so deep it captivated me. If I didn’t have a work project in need of my attention while I was in the middle of this book, I would…

An Irish Heart – Around The World In 80 Books #33

Setting: Ireland Time Period: Modern Day “An Irish Heart” by Jackie Zach is a novella that reminded me of a Hallmark movie where a woman goes to a small town and finds her true love – only this story had a few more complexities. A young lady, Greta Conner, went to Angel’s Hollow, Ireland to…

The Volcano of Doom – Around The World In 80 Books #31

Setting: Hawaii Time Period: Modern Day What happens after friends have an argument? In the case of the Accidental Detectives, they find themselves in a sticky web of mystery when Mike wanders off after fighting with Ricky. In a business’s dumpster on the island of Hawaii, he discovers an old Asian looking doll that someone…

Creature Of The Mist – Around The World In 80 Books #30

Setting: Canada Time Period: Modern Day The Accidental Detective Series by Sigmund Brouwer is a fun, adventurous and mysterious chapter book for kids. I picked up book #6, “Creature Of The Mist,” because it was set in Canada and had good old Ogopogo in it! I mean, who doesn’t love a sea monster story? Four…