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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…

Escape – Around The World In 80 Books #28

Setting: Cuba Time Period: Modern Day This is probably the most suspenseful book in the Barton Family Adventure Series. In this last chapter book, Nat and his family find themselves in the middle of a storm at sea that blows their yacht into Cuban waters. Arrested as spies, Nat, Ruth and their parents are fearful…

Treasure Hunt – Around The World In 80 Books #27

Setting: Jamaica Time Period: Modern Day This is the third book in the Barton Family Adventure Series and after reading all four books, this one was my favorite! When the Barton’s go to Jamaica to help another missionary family, Nat and Ruth hit it off with the missionaries son, who gives them a tour of…

Voodoo Encounter – Around The World In 80 Books #26

Setting: Haiti Time Period: Modern Day The Barton family is off again to help missionaries in the Caribbean! In the second book of the Barton Family Adventure Series, Voodoo Encounter, the Barton’s sail into Haiti to help a missionary family prepare for revival services. The first day there, Nat runs into trouble when he gets…

Change In The Wind – Around The World In 80 Books #25

Setting: Miami, USA and Cuba Time Period: Modern Day “Change In The Wind” by Mark Huebner is a very short novella that introduces readers to the Barton family and gives a sneak peek at the adventures that will soon become the family’s new normal. The story is narrated by Nat, the youngest Barton. One day,…

Empress Dowager Cixi – Around The World In 80 Books #24

Setting: China Time Period: 1835-1908 I’m going to be honest, I knew next to nothing about China’s history and rulers before reading this book… In fact, until I picked it up, I didn’t even know they had a female ruler! LOL! But after reading about Cixi’s life, I’m amazed at all she accomplished in the…