A thirteen-year-old Amish girl finds solace in an abandoned barn—one she was forbidden to go to. When someone seems to be tampering with the things she leaves there, she finds more trouble than that which her three brothers create at home. But her “summer secret” might just bring some positive changes to her life.
A Summer Secret is an enjoyable summer read! I think children around middle-school age might especially enjoy it, although some might find it a bit long unless they’re avid readers. But even though I’m older than the target age, I was still intrigued by the story, even if some parts weren’t as exciting to read.
At first, the fact that the main mystery was a secret that the protagonist kept from others (except for her twin brother) worried me. But never fear! As long as this book is read through to the end, good moral lessons will be found. I appreciated the way the story turned out, and overall I think the target age will have found a series to follow!
*Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!*
Readers, you can find this book from Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Secret-Mysteries-Middlefield/dp/140031593X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274439186&sr=8-1.
Or you can find this book from Thomas Nelson at: http://www.thomasnelson.com/consumer/product_detail.asp?sku=140031593X&title=The_Mysteries_of_Middlefield_Series_#1__:_A_Summer_Secret.