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5.07.2015

Andrea Carter's Tales from the Circle C Ranch ~ Review

Andrea Carter's
Tales from the Circle C Ranch
By Susan K. Marlow

This is fun compilation of story's from Andi's life - the first from 1873 while the last is from 1881.  This is the perfect introduction to Andrea Carter and her world.

Andi is not so different from many little girls who love horses. But she lives at a time when this is not considered proper for little girls fortunately for Andi her family especially her father and big brothers encourage this love.

Join Andi as she tries to get permission to wear britches (or in her case overalls), races in the July Fourth horse race, teaches a friend to ride, and exposes a two-time rat for who he really is.  Tales from the Circle C Ranch are a fun glimpse into the past.

Anyone who has read the Grandma's Attic series can find a familiarity with Andi Carter.  No these are not just like those books, but rather the feel of the books is similar.  Family is important, the kids aren't perfect but they don't go out of their way to be naughty.  And above all else these are clean reading that you don't have to worry about what your child will get out of the book - though their is an incident with a pet snake...

Fans of horse stories, historical fiction, or just plain fun reading will enjoy these books.  This is perfect for homeschoolers who are looking for newer fiction that fits the standards that they have come to expect from some of the older titles that they turn to.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Kregel through their blogger program in exchange for my honest review.

About the book:

The independent tomboy Andrea Carter and her beloved horse, Taffy, were first introduced in Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home in 2005. Since then, popular author Susan Marlow has penned five more books in the Circle C Adventures series, filled in Andi's early years with the Circle C Beginnings series, and started a chronicle of Andrea's teen years in Circle C Milestones.

Published to celebrate the tenth anniversary of this positive role model for girls, Andrea Carter's Tales from the Circle C Ranch is a collection of short stories inspired by fan questions that fills in many of the gaps between Circle C Beginnings and Circle C Adventures. Taking place between 1873 and 1880, each story is prefaced by an explanatory note that pinpoints the action of the story in relation to events in the existing Andrea Carter books.

Wholesome fun, and with a clear Christian message throughout, Andrea Carter's Tales from the Circle C Ranch is a must-read for fans of the series and a fun introduction for those who haven't yet discovered these historical gems