I received a copy of ETHAN’S SECRET by Patrick Hodges in exchange for an honest review. It is the second book in the James Madison series. I have not read the other book, but I was able to follow this installment.
This is a romance geared toward middle-grade readers. I found that interesting. I read a lot of middle grade novels during my college years working toward being a teacher, and they don’t usually focus on romance. Altogether it was cute. I remember in junior high and high school, my friends were reading adult romance novels to get that romance fix. When I was student teaching, the kids (as young as 5th grade!) were reading TWILIGHT. I like how this is an age-appropriate romance.
Of course there is much more to the story than just romance. Junior high is a tumultuous time and Patrick Hodges captured that essence well. I am recommending this to my teacher friends and friends with junior high children.