I received a copy of HEARTBREAK TRAIL by Susan K. Marlow from Kregel Publications. It is the second installment in the Circle C Milestones series. The series is geared toward young adult girls who enjoy adventure with a strong sense of religion. The religion isn’t overpowering though. I like how it is gracefully woven into the tales of young Andrea Carter.
This story involves Andrea turning fifteen. She asks to go on her family’s cattle drive. I loved the realistic descriptions of the cattle drive. None of the gory details were left out and the adventure felt very raw. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but the trip is far from pleasant for Andrea, and mosquitos are the least of her worries! Andrea also takes a liking to a certain boy. Her emotions are realistic and will have you giggling over how she is (finally!) growing up in that aspect.
Overall, I highly recommend this book series. It is solid young adult fiction with strong morals. The reader gets to figure out Andrea’s adventures right along with her. I can’t wait for the next book!
Another huge plus for this series is that there are two other series about Andrea, but geared toward younger readers. Fans get to grow up with “Andi” right along with her.