The Secret Of Maggie’s Swamp

The Secret of Maggie's Swamp

The Secret Of Maggie’s Swamp – Book Review

Are you looking for a gripping mystery that your children and middle-school age readers will love? If so, you will find a world of intrigue in The Secret Of Maggie’s Swamp by Paul A. Barra! The book is set in the South, in the 1980s, and involves a young girl who must try to correct a grave injustice. Here’s a taste of the story to whet your appetite.

When strange events start happening in the backwoods of the little town of Ryun’s Gap, North Carolina, 11-year old Penny Andrews is the first person to notice.

Her adventure begins the day she discovers strange footprints outside of her family’s chicken yard.

Has an intruder invaded their property? Did a prowler steal their eggs? All sorts of terrible possibilities run through her mind, and cause her to tremble with fright.

At first, she keeps her concerns to herself – after all, her family has enough worries of their own. But a burden of this magnitude is a lot for a young girl to bear, and before long, she tells her best friend Howie what happened.

On his advice, she also shares her secret with John Eargle, an elderly outdoorsman who realizes something is amiss when his hunting rifle mysteriously disappears during an earlier outing.

Before long, Penny discovers that the mystery she and her friends are investigating is more serious and dangerous than anything she could have imagined.

Will Penny be able to save her friends? Will the special gift Penny’s mother says she has be enough to keep Penny and her friends out of harm’s way?

People’s lives hang in the balance – and the outcome impacts not only Penny but her friends, her neighbors, and the entire town!

To unravel The Secret Of Maggie’s Swamp, pick up your copy today!

About Paul Barra

Paul Barra

Paul A. Barra is a decorated war veteran, teacher and freelance journalist who has won numerous awards from the South Carolina Press Association and the Catholic Press Association. Paul has worked as a reporter and served as the senior staff writer for the Diocese of Charleston.  Paul is currently under contract for the publication of a historical novel called Murder in the Charleston Cathedral with Chesterton Press.

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

19 Responses to “The Secret Of Maggie’s Swamp”

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  1. Lori says:

    This book sounds really great for middle school aged children. Thanks for the book review–I really appreciate them! Aloha, Lori

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for stopping by Lori! I think middle school aged children would really love this book.
      I’ll be reviewing more books for younger readers in the future, so be on the lookout! 🙂

  2. Kaz @ Melting Moments says:

    Oh, this sounds like a good read. I’ll pass the name of the book on to my nieces.

  3. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews
    Twitter: mdbookreviews

    Ooh, I’m sure my daughter would love this one. She loves a good mystery! Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Tweeting!! 🙂

  4. Julie Grasso
    Twitter: jujuberry37

    Welcome aboard the hop, and thanks for a great book recommendation. I love mystery for middle grade so this looks awesome. Cheers Julie Grasso

  5. Cool Mom (Christine M.)
    Twitter: StanleyNKatrina

    This book sounds great and I think my daughter would enjoy it very much. Thanks for the review and for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

    Hopping along the Kid Lit Blog Hop,
    Cool Mom for Stanley & Katrina

  6. Heidi Grange
    Twitter: GeoLibrarian

    Mysterious footprints, missing rifles, and secret gifts, sounds like a winning formula to me.

    Geo Librarian
    Kid Lit Blog Hop

  7. Jaymie Shook
    Twitter: snacksformax

    Thanks for linking up one ‘for girls’ and one ‘for boys’! 🙂 See you around the KLBH!

  8. Reshama
    Twitter: Stackingbks

    Thanks for a great review. Looks like a page turner! 🙂

  9. Tina
    Twitter: mommynificent

    This looks like one that my little Maggie will enjoy! Thanks for the great review.
    Tina @ Mommynificent

  10. Cheryl Carpinello
    Twitter: ccarpinello

    Sounds like an intriguing mystery. Thanks for sharing on the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Hopping on, Cheryl, Hop Hostess


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