Friday, August 14, 2015

Patriots, Redcoats and Spies by Robert J. Skead

When Revolutionary War Patriot, Lamberton Clark, is shot by British soldiers while on a mission for the Continental Army, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he’s carrying to General George Washington: his 14-year-old twin boys John and Ambrose. Upon discovering that their father is a spy in the Culper Spy Ring, the boys accept their mission without a clue about what they may be up against. They set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find General Washington, but the road to the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles; including the man who shot their father who is hot on their trail.

This book is available on Amazon as well as other retailers websites

About the Author:
Robert J. Skead grew up in Wycoff, N.J. doing what most boys do, playing ball and watching TV. In school he excelled at Creative Writing. But his writing career didn't begin til later in life. He is excited that he and his dad wrote this book together, his father being his biggest fan. He also runs a basketball league for kids in his area and coaches his kids' sports teams.  
Read more about him on his website: Robert J. Skead Author/Speaker

I was blessed with this book through the booklook bloggers group in exchange for my honest review.

My Thoughts:
I got this book for my son to read since it was a war story with spies. I figured it would be of interest to him. Summer got busy and he got sidetracked so I ended up reading it myself. I became quite caught up in the story as Lamberton Clark's twins work fearlessly to accomplish the mission their father has sent them on. I have always enjoyed reading about the Culper Spy Ring, and this book is great for kids. Not knowing whether their father is dead or alive, having to survive on their own all the while knowing if they are caught, they could be hung, keeps the mystery exciting. They have to trust each other, work together and trust God to see them through. If your child enjoys a good mystery, they will enjoy this one. Now that my son has finally picked it up, he is having a hard time putting it down and ready for number two in the series.

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