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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…

The Hunted – Around The World In 80 Books #22

Setting: Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand Time Period: Modern Day The co-author of the popular book, “Every Man’s Battle,” Fred Stoeker, has teamed with novelist D.W. Smith for series of books written for men that deal with the same issues as their non-fiction titles. The Every Man Series puts a fictional twist on the situations…

The Constantine Codex – Around The World In 80 Books #21

Setting: Istanbul, Turkey Time Period: Modern Day Archaeological digs. Dangerous religious discoveries. A whirlwind trek around the world. That’s The Constantine Codex in a nutshell. Professor Jonathan Weber and his wife, Shannon find a rather authentic codex that leads them to believe they found a missing piece of the Bible…and it sets the religious world…

All God’s Children – Around The World In 80 Books #20

Setting: Munich, Germany Time Period: 1942 There are so many choices for Germany when it came to choosing a book for my reading challenge, but “All God’s Children” by Anna Schmidt caught my eye on the TBR pile. This novel tells the story of Beth, a German/American who has lived with her aunt and uncle…

From Russia With Love – Around The World In 80 Books #19

Setting: Russia Time Period: Modern Day I’ve always been attracted to books that deal with Russia. Whether they be novels, true stories or other works, the frozen tundra of North Europe and Asia fascinates me. Maybe that’s because I have ancestors from there and I know so little about them? And maybe that fact in…