Britfield & the Lost Crown {Book Review}

I was one of the last to jump on the train to review this, and I’m glad I did. 🙂 I started reading it to the boys, but knew that the deadline wouldn’t allow me to read it to them in time for the review. So I still plan to finish reading it to them on our own time, because I know they’ll enjoy it too.

Description: Tom has spent most of his life locked behind the cruel walls of Weatherly Orphanage. When he learns that his parents might still be alive, he knows he must find them. He can’t leave Weatherly without his best friend Sarah, so armed with a single clue to his past–the word Britfield–the two make a daring escape by commandeering a hot air balloon.

Now they’re on the run from a famous Scotland Yard detective and what looks like half the police officers in England. Tom and Sarah’s journey takes them from Oxford University to Windsor Castle, through London, and finally to Canterbury.

Along the way, they discover that Tom may be the true heir to the British throne! However, even with the help of two brilliant professors, it looks like Tom and Sarah will be captured and sent back to the orphanage before they have a chance to solve Tom’s Royal mystery.

The Author: Born in Newport Beach, California, C. R. Stewart has 20 years of experience in writing fiction, non-fiction and movie screenplays. He is a prolific writer, producer, creativity specialist, international consultant and prominent speaker.

I love this video preview!

Formats: Softcover, Hardcover, Audiobook, E-book
Pages: 394
Genre: Youth Adventure
Rating:  G
Publisher: Devonfield Publishing

My thoughts:

I admit that the beginning was a bit slow for me, but once the kids escaped and the hunt was on, I was riveted. After this, I had a hard time putting the book down to do things I was supposed to do, like teach the boys and wash dishes. 🙂

The story reminded me a bit of other orphan stories, but I love the fact that so much British history was put into the book. I always love it when kids are learning things without realizing it. I enjoyed that there was no real magic in the story, though it FELT magical. It was also cool to wonder what time period it was set in, mainly since the orphanage was so lost in a (backwards) time.

At times, the dialogue seemed too forced, and there were a few errors, but for the most part, it was a solid piece of writing. Overall, it was very enjoyable for me as an adult, and I know many kids are going to love it, too.

I give it an enthusiastic 4.5 stars.

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Britfield & the Lost Crown {Book Review}

JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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