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The Road To Oxiana – Around The World In 80 Books #80

Setting: Everywhere In The Middle East Time Period: 1933 I picked up this book in a used bookstore in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The hardback, cloth edition is beautiful and I couldn’t wait to read it. I saved it for “book #80” to close out the “Around The World In 80 Books” reading challenge I…

Captured In Columbia – Around The World In 80 Books #79

Setting: Columbia Time Period: Modern Day Just when Justin and Jenny think their adventure in South America is over, their uncle is called to Columbia to check on another branch of Trinton Oil; and so their third, heart pounding adventure begins! From the start of the twins arrival in Columbia, things heated up. Ushered from…

Jungle Hideout – Around The World In 80 Books #78

Settings: Bolivia Time Period: Modern Day In “Jungle Hideout,” Justin and Jenny Parker accompany their uncle to the jungle in southern Bolivia for the second installment of the Parker Twins Adventure Series. This time, they’re staying in a camp attached to the oil field and don’t have a lot to keep them busy while their…

Cave Of The Inca Re – Around The World In 80 Books #77

Setting: La Paz, Bolivia Time Period: Modern Day The Parker Twins Adventure Series kicks off with “Cave Of The Inca Re,” an exciting story of Justin and Jenny’s trip to South America with their Uncle Pete. This YA (young adult) novel is the first in a series of six and takes young readers on an…

War Of Hearts – Around The World In 80 Books #76

Setting: Finland Time Period: 1939 This is a short novella of 50 some pages that I downloaded on Kindle in the “European Collection.” I was attracted to it because “War Of Hearts” was set in Finland, a great addition to my reading challenge, “Around The World In 80 Books.” What I never expected? To fall…

Daughter of Cana – Around The World In 80 Books #75

Setting: Israel Time Period: 27 A.D. I’ve always loved Angela Hunt’s novels and her new release, “Daughter of Cana,” did not disappoint! This New Testament story is set around the story of the wedding at Cana when Jesus turned the water into wine and took readers on a journey with Thomas’ sister, Tasmin and Jesus’…

FireStorm – Around The World In 80 Books #74

Setting: Paraguay Time Period: Modern Day “FireStorm” by Jeanette Windle is the second installment of Sara Conner’s story. Because I didn’t read the first book in the series, there was a backstory I missed, but even so, I didn’t have a problem connecting with the plot or figuring out what was going on. That was…

The Secret Road Home – Around The World In 80 Books #73

Setting: Belgium Time Period: 1943 There are many facets to WWII history and my favorite way to learn about them is through historical fiction. In “The Secret Road Home,” author Robert Wise retells the story of an American Air Force pilot who was shot down at the German/Belgium border and rushed through the underground to…

The Secret Place – Around The World In 80 Books #72

Setting: France Time Period: 1740 “The Secret Place” by Molly Bull is a story about the French Huguenots escaping France in 1740. When Rachel and Pierre miss their ship out of the country, a Catholic priest agrees to help them, but only if they marry. Rachel is still in love with Pierre’s brother who died…

God’s Daughter – Around The World In 80 Books #71

Setting: North America, Greenland Time Period: AD 1000 If you’ve been around history buffs for any length of time, you may have heard about how the Vikings, mainly Erik the Red, explored North America way before Columbus. Well, if you’re interested in a fictional take on life in AD 1000 on a Viking expedition, then…