Jenkins and Chris Fabry, and it is a wonderful read for children ages 8-12 and even those who are older. The only part I wasn't thrilled with, was the actually mystery. I am now left on a cliffhanger. It gets dramatic but in a good way. Their father was killed in a plane crash, their mother remarried and they must get used to having an older step-sister and step-father.
A driver in a green car made them nervous. This is one of the better books by Jerry B Jenkins. It teaches biblical truths on a daily basis and helps them to develop good habits to be in God's Word every day. Ashley and Bryce, her twin are 13 years. The series apparently is very connected, which is why it ends with a cliff-hanger, after the main conflict of the book is over. Their new stepdad gives them new walkie-talkies and four wheelers to drive to school, takes them to see a rare gold nugget in Gold Town and do some shopping for food while their mother tries to complete her new book. While they were in the store, the owner got upset when Bryce takes a picture of the gold nugget.
Bryce and Ashley face relevant situations that the teens would understand quite well such as being bullied at school, and enjoy the great laughs at witty exchanges between the twins. Read it with my 6th grader for school, and then read the next 5 books. Their baby brother is just four years old. This was a fun read. Jenkins has written over 185 books, including mysteries, historical fiction, biblical fiction, cop thrillers, international spy thrillers, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. It's fast paced, easy to understand, the chapters are short really short, which I think makes it less intimidating for a reluctant reader , the characters are decent young people.
It was filled with adventure, while putting God into the story as well. Their adventure includes thieves, suspicious people who follow them, break-ins, and eventually high speed chases and a life threatening accident. 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. Jenkins Number Of Pages 224 pages Series Red Rock Mysteries Format Paperback Publication Date 2005-05-01 Language English Publisher Tyndale House Publishers Publication Year 2005 Additional Details Series Volume Number 1 Copyright Date 2005 Illustrated Yes Dimensions Weight 5. 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. But when the gold nugget is stolen and someone starts following them around, their nice vacation weekend turns into a deadly chase.
Or, will all the secrets that are surrounding them destroy their whole family and the innocent man? She was pregnant with thier third child at the time. I enjoyed the aspect of seeing the story unfold from both Ashley's and Bryce's point of view. Readers will definitely get hooked by the unbelievable cliff-hanger at the end of book one, Haunted Waters. In this first book, we learn their backstory. To top that off, they were going to view a large gold nugget on display nearby and a replica of a mine shaft where gold was found. First, their dad died in a mysterious accident. I read this to my kids and they both liked it a lot and demanded book two the moment I closed the book at the end.
The alternating points of view between Ashley and Bryce make it interesting, but the chapters are very short. This novel is perfect for the middle grade readers. There is definitely a cliff hanger at the end of the book that will probably floor kids, but about which adults will likely be able to take some decent guesses. It was an exciting adventure, albeit a touch frightening with the life-threatening scenarios. Indeed, this is a great job by Jerry B. They struggle with living in a blended family, living a Christian life, and trying to figure out the mystery of the missing gold nugget. Adventure, danger and excitement seemed to follow the two twins, Ashley and Bryce Timberline to any place that they were going.
The basic storyline is good, and Jerry Jenkins has a way of making the action scenes come to life. In this book, readers are introduced to the main characters: twins Bryce and Ashley who have had some rough times in their 13 years. Unfor Great book for tweens! I was not required to write a positive review. That said, this is a great series for young people, and people like me who enjoy a quick and easy read once in awhile. A bit messy story where the author tries to input a good message in the story but this was not really succesful. Ashley and Bryce face relevant situations that other pre-teens and teens would understand, such as bullies at school, and enjoy great laughs at the witty exchange between the twins. ~~~~ A great mystery for tween readers as it is full of suspense, and keeps you guessing on every page.
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. Then they moved to Colorado with their mom and baby brother so they could start their lives over. When a musuem gets robbed the day they are thier. I enjoyed the aspect of seeing the story unfold from both Ashley's and Bryce's point of view. The Red Rock mysteries are about 13-year-old twins living in Colorado and solving mysteries while adjusting to their new step family.
No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers. To make things a little harder on them, they move to a new place Colorado , go to a new sc Haunted Waters is the first book in the Red Rock Mystery series and I found it to be a nice mystery that should appeal to any young reader. The mystery they wer I read part of this series a few years ago. This is a fairly good series for the younger readers. Overall, I did enjoy these, and would recommend them for ages 11-14 I absolutely loved this book. Being in a blended family was tough for a teen.