Well, she’s done it yet again. My daughter Carolyn (aka Big-Sis) has written another novel. As the oldest of six kids and an avid reader, she knows what makes a book appealing. My boys devoured this one.
The Badge of Kenley’s Legend is a historical fiction that takes place in England during WWII. A plucky orphan boy overhears a German spy’s ploy to destroy the Royal Air Force Kenley, the base where his beloved brothers are stationed. Stuck in the countryside as an evacuee, he sets out to warn his brothers in order to save them from impending doom.
The book begins with a bang, (literally!), and is packed with action, excitement, and suspense. But even more, there’s an underlying message about courage and forgiveness. And it’s unabashedly Catholic. (That’s one thing I love about young people: when they really believe in something, they don’t hold anything back.)
If you’re looking for some great summer reading for your kids, give this one a try.
Carolyn also authored The Red O’Reilly .
Click here to see all her books.