FTC Disclosure: I was given an ebook copy of this book by the authors in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
The Leland family is in Detroit with their grandpa for a family conference! Will Mark finally experience an adventure? Where did Grandpa and the boys go? Will the bad guys be caught? Why are all of these things happening? Join the Lelands as they are chased through the dark alleys of Detroit, take part in an exciting donut delivery, and more, while trusting God through it all.
Authors: Leona and Philip Griesbach
Rating: ★★★★ (4 stars)
Bible Translation Used: KJV
Controversial: Mentions guns (real & cap), Sunday School and Baptist, and lady police officer. Grandfather does lie, but asks for forgiveness.
Age: Any age, 6+ if reading by self
This was such a good book written by two siblings! I was a little nervous upon beginning to read this book because 1) this was the authors first book and 2) since the book is mystery-type(ish), I was wondering if the parents would be involved. This book went above my expectations in those two criterias. Young (and old) readers will appreciate the illustrations. Oh, I love how the Leland family is determined to trust in the Lord no matter what happens.
I did feel like it was a bit rushed and unrealistic in a couple places. Some more emotion (in certain areas) and maybe a few more illustrations would have been nice. I can’t think of a reason why you shouldn’t read it, though. Oh, the ending leaves you hanging, so I definitely can’t wait to see if any books follow it. This book would make a great family read-aloud!
If you haven’t checked out Leona’s blog, I highly recommend you do! She does wonderful book reviews!