Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Magic of Finkleton by KC Hilton (MG)

Most folks say, "Mother Nature controls the rain." However this is not the case in the village of Finkleton.

In the perfect little village of Finkleton, the weather is always perfect. Every farm grows the best, biggest, healthiest crops in the entire world, and everyone is happy.

Soon after the Finkles inherit their Uncle Harry's shop and move to Finkleton, they discover magical secrets hidden in his shop. One clue at a time, Jack, Lizzy and Robert learn the town's amazing secret. No, Mother Nature is not in charge in Finkleton!

Ever since Uncle Harry's death, the weather has not been cooperating. Farms are starting to fail. Will the Finkle children be able to solve all the magical mysteries before the village is destroyed?

Come along to Finkleton. A very special, magical adventure is about to begin!

Talk about a beautiful cover!

I received The Magic of Finkleton by KC Hilton and independent author/publisher from a group that I signed up with. The lead person contacts independent authors, gets a few free books, and then we say if we want to read them or not. This was my first one.

I am heavy into Young Adult and this book is Middle Grade 9-12. Its been a while since I have read this young of a book. There are big differences from age ranges.

With that being said, I felt this book was wholesome, in the old fashion, good, clean fun way. Three children discover the house/general store that they have inherited possesses magical capabilities, which in turn helps all the neighboring farmers making the little town of Finkleton very self-sufficient and successful. The kids are responsible for discovering how to keep this success going.

My biggest critique is how the children act. They all seem overly mature for their ages and seem to be the same age when the youngest is 8 and the oldest is 14. I wish there were some variances in the children, to show their ages better.

In the end the children save the day, and Hilton sets up for a sequel. I think parents will be happy with this book.

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