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April 23, 2015

THICK AS THIEVES by Susan K. Marlow



An Andrea Carter Book
Circle C Milestones
Book One
Susan K. Marlow
 Thick as Thieves (Circle C Milestones)

 Girls will love Andrea's new adventures in Circle C Milestones, the continuation of Susan K. Marlow's two popular Circle C series

It's no secret that Andrea Carter would rather ride her beloved palomino, Taffy, than do anything else. Now Taffy's having her first foal, and Andi can't wait to train it to become as good a companion as its mother. The only distraction from those delightful plans is the fear that something may go wrong. When her foaling fears are realized, Andi is grateful for her brother Chad's intervention. It looks like smooth sailing from now on!

Unfortunately, life as a teenager might not be all fun and games after all. There's a new girl at school assigned to sit beside Andi--but Macy Walker is nothing like the other girls. She's homeless and ill-bred, and her mistakes do more than make Andi uncomfortable; they put her life in danger. Meanwhile, cattle rustlers have suddenly descended on the Valley and the Circle C ranch is a target. These outlaws mean business--and their business is theft.

When the thieves change from stealing cattle to stealing horses, it means heartbreaking loss for Andi. Her unpleasant classmate Macy may hold the key to getting Taffy's foal back. Can Andi trust Macy to do the right thing? Does she have a choice?

Picking up the story line of Andrea Carter and the Price of Truth, Thick as Thieves sees Andi growing up just in time for her loyal readers to grow alongside her. The Circle C Milestones series will follow Andi from age 14 to 17, as she begins to tackle the more serious issues facing an older audience and--eventually--discovers love.

Paperback, 176 pages
Expected publication: February 27th 2015 by Kregel Publications

Susan K. Marlow is always on the lookout for a new story, whether she's writing books, teaching writing workshops or sharing what she's learned a s a homeschooling mom.  The author of the Circle C Adventures and Circle C Beginning, Susan enjoys relaxing on her fourteen acre homestead in the great state of Washington.  

 To start with the cover is lovely.Andrea Carter who is 14 years old loved to ride her palomino, Taffy and not do anything else.  In 1882, Circle C ranch was a busy place.  There was school and chores to be done.   Taffy is getting ready for her first foaling.  It almost ends up terrible when the waited event arrived.  Andi doesn't have much time when she returns to school.  Didn't leave much tie for foal training.  On top of that there is a new problem for Andi.  She now has a new seatmate, Macy.  The girl is far from nice.  She is crude and has a cruel isle to her.  All she does is put storm clouds in Andi's life.  Another thing to add to the storm clouds is the cattle rustlers have come to town.  The colts were stolen by the cattle rustler and Andi is hoping she can trust the crude seatmate. The author wrote a book full of adventure and has some lessons to be learned.  One lesson was, don't judge a person by appearances.  This was an exciting journey with Andi and Macy and learning that the outside looks aren't as important as what's inside.  Will Andi and Macy get the precious colts back?  Or will the cattle rustlers win?
I was given a complimentary copy of THICK AS THIEVES from Susan K. Marlow and Kregel Publications for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


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