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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

#NewRelease -- The Saga of Indian Em’ly Book 4: The Journey Home by Sara Barnard -- #Giveaway



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Twelve-year-old Knocks Down and his little sister, Cactus Flower, manage to escape the evil orphanage along with a new pale face friend, Kid McCoy. But once they escape, they are set upon by a gang of murdering claim jumpers who steal Cactus and leave Knocks Down for dead. 

Determined to find his little sister, Knocks Down gets to the nearest town where they’ve taken her, only to discover she has been sold as a slave! With Kid McCoy’s help, Knocks Down goes after her. Escaping once more, they encounter an old nemesis, a soldier from the nearby fort that was responsible for their mother’s death—and he’s set on seeing Knocks Down and Cactus Flower dead, as well. 

How can a boy defeat a battle-hardened soldier? Just when Knocks Down is about to give up, the biggest surprise of all changes everything on THE JOURNEY HOME…

EXCERPT
    The day passed quickly and in relative silence until Kid realized something. “Say Chief, where is it we’re headed, anyway?”
    I scanned the foreign horizon, an odd feeling suddenly gripping my backbone. “South,” I whispered, “back home, to the land of the Comanche.” Without thinking, I dropped to a crouch and let every sound fade away. Chirping birds, whistling wind, even the breath of Cactus and Kid. Every sound disappeared except the one that had pricked my ear and shot the rash of tingles in the first place. 
    “Something has happened nearby.” 
    Cactus slipped her hand into mine. “I hear it, too. Let’s go.”
    Kid scratched his head. “What’d I miss? I don’t hear nothin’.”

    By the time we arrived at what was left of the pale face camp, Kid heard it too. The dog’s whimpering had grown louder with each step, and more mournful. There hadn’t been but six people in camp, two of them children, and no survivors. The dog, a hulking black beast with pointed ears, low hips and a long tail, lay by the body of the girl. Whining, he licked her face and nuzzled her hands, as if trying to wake her from a deep sleep.

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16 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Sara, on the release of this 4th book in the Saga of Indian Em'ly. I'm so looking forward to read the whole series (I have to first three books) - need to push it up my TBR List.

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    1. I hope you enjoy, Liette! This one is my favorite of the four by far <3

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  2. Sara, I enjoyed this entire series so much. This was the perfect ending for everyone! And very unexpected, I might say! LOL You did a great job with the characters and the scrapes they got into along the way and the resolution couldn't have been better. CONGRATULATIONS!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! It was so much fun living the experiences with Wind that Knocks Down Lodges and Cactus Flower <3

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  3. Congratulations on your new release. Must admit that l am unfamilar with this series, but I hope to remedy that. I need more books of this level and type for my reading and reviewing blog. Also, I have three young ladies just the right age for this series. Again, congratulations and good luck.

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    1. Thanks Julia, I hope your girls enjoy the escapades of Knocks Down and Cactus Flower! My own children have loved the series and I'm proud to call them my harshest critics :-) I hope you'll keep in touch so I can follow your blog!

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    2. Congrats Julia!! You are the winner of the digital copy of JOURNEY HOME!

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  4. Sara--I wish you much luck with your series. I do love the premise, and the covers are wonderful. Just keep writing these stories for this age group. Who knows? One of them may emerge as a wonderful author such as you are! Congratulations.

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  5. Congratulations, Sara, on your new release. I wish you every success.

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  6. So happy for you, but it's the end of the story. (Sigh). Here's to the end and the new beginnings. Doris McCraw

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    1. Thank you Doris. Cheers to the end :-)

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