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A Raucous Time (Celtic Cousins Adventure Book 1) by Julia Hughes
Genre: Young Adult/ Adventure
A Raucous Time is the breathless tale of two dare-devil cousins, Rhyllann and Wren, who are pursued by ruthless criminals in a series of incredible adventures, aided (and abetted) by Detective Inspector Crombie and the police force.
King John’s treasure is the original source of all the trouble (lost in 1216 in a terrible disaster). Rhyllann and Wren should be in school but instead they are involved in all manner of hair-raising exploits. There is double-dealing, police corruption, a mysterious note in code, a terrifying near collision, a stolen aeroplane, pistols, electric shocks, even the Sword in the Stone… We suffer with the heroic Rhyllann as he tries to look after his younger cousin Wren, a cherubic blue-eyed blond haired boy with distinctly Machiavellian tendencies. Despite an injured leg and a shocking lack of food, Wren manages some pretty amazing feats by sheer genius and willpower while Rhyllann develops into a flying action hero.
Your heart will race during the nail-biting finale in the secret chamber where a final discovery is made. Mysterious twists at the end of the story leave you in no doubt that the Celtic Cousins will be back for further thrilling adventures. Make sure you join them!
Star rating: 5 stars.
Thank you, Jenny. It’s great to have you back.
Jenny Worstall is a musician, teacher and writer, and lives in London with her family.
She enjoys playing the piano and gossiping with her friends (which she calls research for her writing). Her website is http://www.jennyworstall.webspace.virginmedia.com and Jenny has written and published two novels (‘Sing with the Choir’ series):
- Book 1 ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Joyful-Noise-musical-romantic-ebook/dp/B007AZ2CNQ
- Book 2 ‘The Funny Business of Life’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Funny-Business-Life-Mozart-Messiah-ebook/dp/B00OQT8OR2 (which I shall be reviewing in May!)
She has also published five collections of short stories (‘Quick coffee break reads’); these are very fast reads and are on sale for 77p each (except ‘Lemon and Lace’ which is permanently free):
- Book 1 ‘Lemon and Lace’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lemon-Lace-Short-Stories-coffee-ebook/dp/B007RV7FSA
- Book 2 ‘Infant Barbarian’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Infant-Barbarian-Short-Stories-coffee-ebook/dp/B0086HZPD6
- Book 3 ‘Jubilee Violin’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jubilee-Violin-Short-Stories-coffee-ebook/dp/B0088VHLPK
- Book 4 ‘Peacock and Dragon’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Peacock-Dragon-Short-Stories-coffee-ebook/dp/B00E5LXA8Y
- Book 5 ‘Miss Peach’s Dream’ http://www.amazon.co.uk/Miss-Peachs-Dream-Stories-coffee-ebook/dp/B00QE9YDO0
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