Haunted Waters - eBook  -     By: Jerry B. Jenkins, Chris Fabry
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Tyndale House / 2012 / ePub

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Bryce and Ashley are ATV-riding tweens from Colorado who unearth action-packed mystery and adventure wherever they go. From clearing the name of a local miscreant to thwarting a gold-stealing heist, the twins' growing faith and the strong example of their parents guide them through even the most life-threatening situations. Perfect for ages 8 to 12.

Product Information

Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781414375816
ISBN-13: 9781414375816
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 8-12
Series: Red Rock Mysteries

Publisher's Weekly

Jenkins (the Left Behind series) and Fabry (the Left Behind: The Kids series) temporarily leave behind their previous projects for this action-packed series for middle-graders. Thirteen-year-old twins Bryce and Ashley are starting to take to their new life in Colorado as part of their blended family, which now includes stepfather Sam and a teenage stepsister. After all, who wouldn't want to ride ATV's to school instead of the bus? Ashley and Bryce have typical teen concerns, too: grappling with bullies at school and struggling with when to share your Christian beliefs with friends (and the stand it may force one to take). But on a weekend adventure with Sam to a nearby Gold Rush-era exhibit, things get out of control in a hurry. The Timberline clan is inadvertently drawn into a burglary scheme that has them warding off a stalker and fighting for their lives. Jenkins and Fabry know their way around a suspenseful tale, and readers will enjoy taking the roller-coaster ride with this realistic family. Ashley's occasional discussions of her Christian faith are not center stage, but still an essential, believable part of her character, allowing readers an open door to ponder their own beliefs while enjoying a good yarn. Ages 8-12. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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  1. georgettegirl
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fast-paced read for tweens
    July 20, 2014
    georgettegirl
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    This is the first in a series about thirteen year old fraternal twins, Bryce and Ashley. In this first book, we learn their backstory. Their father died in a plane crash while their mother was pregnant with their younger brother, Dylan. Since then, they've moved from Illinois to Colorado, their mother re-married, and they became Christians. This is a fast-paced book which has the usual tribulations that tweens experience as well as a mystery that seems to follow them. Bryce is bullied in school over his ATV while Ashley feels she was a bad witness to her friend by doing something she knew, as a Christian, she shouldn't have done. In the middle of their school/friend troubles, the twins go away for the weekend with Dylan and their step-dad Sam. They travel to an old town to visit an exhibit of a huge gold nugget. Somehow when the nugget is stolen, they are drawn into the mystery and stalked by a mystery man. The chapters are told in first-person voice, alternating between Bryce and Ashley. Since the chapters are really short, this book feels like a very quick read. The twins are realistic and likeable. They struggle with living in a blended family, living a Christian life, and trying to figure out the mystery of the missing gold nugget. I enjoyed this quick, and sometimes humorous, read and recommend it to tweens who are interested in seeing faith played out among their age group. I have to say that this book does end on a shocking cliffhanger so be prepared to want to read book two, Stolen Secrets!

  2. Karen
    Norfolk, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A good mystery series for both boys and girls
    July 1, 2014
    Karen
    Norfolk, VA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Haunted Waters is the first book in a 15 book series, the Red Rock Mysteries. Bryce and Ashley Timberline are normal 13-year-old twins, except for one thing—they discover action-packed mystery wherever they go. Wanting to get to the bottom of any mystery, these twins find themselves searching for truth without stopping.

    Having grown up in the era of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys mysteries, this was a unique book in that it would appeal equally to either gender. The twins alternate narrating each chapter, and it includes plenty of adventure to keep you interested. They are placed in realistic situations both in school (dealing with bullies, deciding whether a friend’s movie choice is appropriate) and in their mystery, while trying to model Christ-like behavior (not always, as kids are still learning, but handled appropriately in the aftermath). Aimed toward an 8-12 year old audience, I feel it would take a pretty accomplished 8 year old to read, but easily accessible to an intermediate reader already good with chapter books. The chapters are short, and with the changing narrators, they keep the reader engaged. It ends with a cliffhanger, which just makes you want to read the next one….and the next one….and the next one…..

  3. thecraftyhome
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 27, 2014
    thecraftyhome
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female

    Haunted Waters is the first book in the Red Rock Mysteries series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry. It is a children's mystery for 8-12 years old. The main characters are 13 year old twins whose father has recently died and they are getting used to life in a new state with a new step-dad. When there new step-dad takes them on a vacation up to see a piece of gold from the gold rush and relax at a beautiful cabin, they end up getting in the middle of quite the heist and struggle for their lives.

    This book is perfect for this age range, especially boys. Lots of adventure to keep kids interested. It is also written with one chapter being from the boy twin's perspective and then one from the girl twin's perspective. I think this helps make it appeal to both genders and is a fabulous idea. I highly recommend this book and can't wait to share it with my son. I love finding new series that I can trust for him to read and enjoy.

  4. muffin
    Honea Path, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Haunted Waters
    June 21, 2014
    muffin
    Honea Path, SC
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Wow! What a great book! Even though this book was written for ages 8-12, it kept my interest. Twins Ashley and Bryce go on an adventure with their stepdad. They get more than just an adventure. Jerry Jenkins is a very talented writer. I've loved every book I've read by him. I would recommend this book to all preteens that love adventure and a little mystery.

  5. eb7bibliophile
    High Desert West
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun Story, Lots of Action
    June 10, 2014
    eb7bibliophile
    High Desert West
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4

    I think these two are excellent authors. I enjoyed the story and the characters. The humor was gentle and the dialogue was polite, just the way I like it. It was an exciting adventure, albeit a touch frightening with the life-threatening scenarios. I would have had nightmares for life if I went through those, and I'm considerably older than 13. The authors have great imagination. I gave it four stars because of the cliffhanger ending, forcing the reader to buy the next book to conclude it. I prefer a book that is complete in itself. That said, this is a great series for young people, and people like me who enjoy a quick and easy read once in awhile.

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