Canyon Of Danger & River Of Peril by Susan K. Marlow

Canyon Of Danger - River Of Peril Blog Tour

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Goldtown Adventure Series – Series Overview

If you are a parent or educator who is looking for a wholesome, faith-based series of books that is written for boys ages 8 to 13 – but will capture a young girl’s fancy too – than you are going to love the Goldtown Adventure Series by Susan K. Marlow!

The Goldtown Adventure Series is an adventure-based series, set in 1864 during the final days of the California God rush. Our central characters are 12-year old Jem Coulter, his sister Ellie and his cousin Nathan. Each story in the series chronicles the adventures and mishaps the family faces when their cousin and aunt from back East move in, and Pa becomes sheriff of lawless Goldtown.

But – the adventure doesn’t stop there! Once your child has finished reading each book, be sure to visit the website and download the free study guides that are filled with lots of fun educational and enrichment activities!

The first two books in the Goldtown Adventure Series are Badge Of Honor and Tunnel Of Gold.

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Now join me on Susan’s Kregel Blog Tour as we take a look at Books 3 and 4 in the series – Canyon Of Danger and River Of Peril!

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Canyon Of Danger – Book Review

Canyon Of Danger

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Do you remember the first time you were left alone, as a child, and entrusted to care for the entire household? How excited were you by the opportunity to show your parents how responsible you were? Were you eager to make your parents proud of you?

Susan K. Marlow creates an exciting story built around that premise in Canyon Of Danger – Book 3 in the Goldtown Adventure Series!

When duty calls upon Jem’s Pa – the Sheriff of Goldtown – to transport a prisoner to Sacremento, 12-year old Jem is thrilled to step into the role of “man of the house” for the next few weeks. But – it isn’t long before Jem discovers that running a ranch isn’t as easy as his father has made it appear to be!

What happens when everything goes wrong and you must find a way to make everything right?

Young readers will enjoy accompanying Jem through this action-packed book as Jem tries to solve one problem after another – all before his Pa returns home!

Parents will appreciate a quality story their children – particularly their sons – will enjoy!

This exciting historical adventure lends itself to dinner time discussions and family field trips!

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  • Read an Excerpt from Canyon Of Danger.
  • Download the Canyon Of Danger Study Guide.
  • Canyon Of Danger is available on Amazon.

River Of Peril – Book Review

River Of Peril

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Something’s not right.

Susan K. Marlow uses these foreboding words to reel you right into River Of Peril – Book 4 of the Goldtown Adventure Series!

In River Of Peril, 12-year old Jem Coulter is thrilled to be accompanying his Pa on the trip of a lifetime – a vacation to the bustling city of Sacramento, California! But, excitement soon turns to fear when Jem finds himself in the midst of a stagecoach robbery before he even reaches the big city!

Turns out this is just the first of many things that Jem discovers is “not right” on his highly anticipated trip!

River Of Peril is filled with action, adventure and danger as Jem, Ellie and Nathan encounter one mystery after another to solve in this exciting story!

An enjoyable book that will leave readers hankering for more adventures – whether it’s their first or fourth visit to Goldtown!

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  • Read an Excerpt from River  Of Peril.
  • Download the River Of Peril Study Guide.
  • River Of Peril is available on Amazon.

About Susan K. Marlow

Susan K Marlow

Susan K. Marlow is a 20-year homeschooling veteran who loves to teach. She holds a degree in Elementary Education and taught in Christian schools before she began homeschooling her four children.

Susan currently writes children’s workshops, speaks at schools about the writing process and works as a freelance editor, when she isn’t enjoying her eight grandchildren and writing fabulous children’s books!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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7 Responses to “Canyon Of Danger & River Of Peril by Susan K. Marlow”

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  1. Destiny says:

    We’re still 6 years away from this sort of book in my house, but they sound like a nice selection for the elementary school audience. I remember that I loved historical fiction at that age–learning about what life was like for the people that lived before me was so interesting. And as an adult, I can now appreciate how such books can make history more accessible to younger audience.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Destiny, hostess, KLBH

  2. Stacie Theis says:

    These sound like books I would like…haha! I love historical fiction stories. My daughter has just started reading books in this genre so I will have to share them with her.

  3. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    I’m so excited that you shared this! I’m working on piecing together our curriculum for next year, and these books will be perfect!!! Thanks for sharing this and a number of other reviews this week at Booknificent Thursday!

  4. Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello. Thanks for sharing these interesting books. You don’t find a lot of faith based series especially for boys in that in-between age :0)

  5. Julie Grasso
    Twitter: jujuberry37

    Thanks so much for sharing this series on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. They look great.

  6. I love historical fiction and these look like fun stories. Thanks for sharing with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  7. PragmaticMom says:

    Sounds like a great way to learn about California history! And it sounds like an exciting pageturner too! Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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