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Overview The flashlight rolled from her hand. Katie frantically reached for it, only to feel her wrist grabbed by a strong hand. Another hand clamped over her mouth... Katie Barnes feels torn between two ways of life. She desperately wants to fit in with the group on the hill, but she also desires to be a true friend to the homeless and needy around her. How far will she go to demonstrate true friendship, and what can she do to bridge the gap?
In this exiting sequel to Gypsy Summer, Katie is confronted with a glaring mystery. Money is missing from the church fund-raiser. Officials soon have a likely suspect, but Katie and her friends think theye wrong. Can Katie find the real thief? Every time she thinks she has the answer, she hits a dead end. What if the thief is someone close to home? Recommended for ages 8 to 12, 169 pages.
Publishers Description In this sequel to "Gypsy Summer," Katie Barnes is still stuck in Washington State. Still poor. And still struggling to be accepted by the Mapleton kids. But Katie's everyday problems are the last thing on her mind when her friend is accused of stealing money from the church's Harvest Dinner fund-raiser. Is Edie guilty? Or did someone else much more dangerous take the money?
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Studio: Kregel Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Oct 26, 2004
Publisher Kregel Publications
ISBN 0825420288 ISBN13 9780825420283
Availability 0 units.
More About Betty Barclift
Betty Barclift has been published in a variety of publications nation-wide. But her greatest honor is being called grandmother and having been married to a godly man who was a minister and teacher.
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Wonderful! Jan 21, 2005
Let me start this review by saying, "What a great book." In this story, Stormy Fall, we find Katie; a young girl who has moved to a new town. Her families circumstances financially are not the best as they struggle to improve their standard of living. The character development of Katie and her family are excellent, well defined and extremely realistic; you immediately join with them as though you are part of the family, which causes you to actually care what happens to them. Good job.
Katie is involved in her church's homeless project, as at one time she and her family were in that situation, her compassion runs deep concerning them. The author introduces you to the plight of the homeless and the often callous reactions those more fortunate have towards them. We are introduced to two very likeable homeless ladies Edith and Stella, who now work for the church and one very unlikable Board Member of the church,Phoebe, who definitely is not sympathetic to the homeless plight.
When money comes up missing at the church and the blame is put on our now two missing homeless ladies the adventures begin as Katie and her friends set out to prove Edith and Stella are not guilty.
Ms. Barclift does an outstanding job in building the suspense in this mystery read, drawing you into the age old question, who done it?. I loved the way she kept alive the compassion for others that you find in Katie's family even during times when it would seem that would be far from what should be felt. All in all this was an exceptional read that kept me glued to the pages. Mystery, suspense, adventure and moral teaching all wrapped up on a great story. Don't miss this one.