Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids by:Jill Osborne

Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids
About the Book:
If you're gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes. Life is rapidly changing for pre-teen shoe spokesperson Riley Mae. After the last photo shoot and trek up the Half-Dome in Yosemite, Riley Mae and her Swiftriver friends find themselves in Northwest Montana, the perfect backdrop for a river sandal campaign. The first problem is a plane malfunction. 

Then the rigorous raft training for the 'Ready Eddy' river sandal campaign brings more bumps and bruises. And given that she is in Montana for a shoe campaign instead of back home with her friends, Riley thinks life can't get much worse. But then she meets Sunday, a 10 year-old boy from Kenya, who wrestles fish, battles bears, and tackles leukemia. And Riley soon learns that life is as unpredictable as the raging waters, which, if she is not careful, will sweep her away and into the hands of the enemy---who is even closer than she thinks.

About the Author:
Jill Osborne works in children's ministry and has a passion for telling great stories. She has written plays, skits for youth groups and Sunday morning drama teams, curriculum for children's ministry, countless articles for her church newsletter, and a blog about taking a sabbatical in a motor home. Good News Shoes is her first series for kids, and she plans to run with it!

My Review:
 Well spring is upon us and it is finally time for another adventure with Riley Mae. The second book in the series, Riley Mae and the Ready Eddy Rapids finds Riley Mae, her family, and her co workers in a bit of a pickle. Riley Mae is the first one to learn very valuable lessons that God intends on teaching her. She always thinks that her situation is worse than anybody's but soon she sees she doesn't have it so bad and she learns real quick that God is trying to teach her something. 

 This series is perfect for the 8-12 year age group. Each book in the series contains valuable life lessons that we all could learn from. I really like this series and I think its perfect for our children to learn that life isn't all about them, but about someone much greater!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from BookLook.