Thursday, May 24, 2012

From Across the Ancient Waters by Michael Phillips

I actually read the second book of the series first.  So a lot of the mysteries or decisions I knew the
answers and it answered the things they talked about in the second. I would recommend reading
Across the Ancient waters first than read The Treasure of the Celtic Triangle.
I enjoyed both books. They do talk about Gods Love and doing right. To me it just talking about
doing the right thing and being a good nieghbor.
The book starts with a pirate ship going down in a storm with two surviviors but not for long.
Gwyneth is a young girl who is small and people always thinks she is younger by a couple of years.
She has white hair and never knew her mother. Gwyneth has a love of God, nature and a way with
animals.  People treat her mean and she in returns offers them flowers on thier doorstep.
 16 year old Percy Drummond son of a rich vicar Edward Drummond was got stealing in Scottland. His parents did not know what to do with all his rebelling so they decided to send him to live with his Aunt in Wales.  Hoping that a change from city to country would do him good.
Percy's Uncle Roderick and Aunt Katherine welcomed him into thier home at least till summer was
 Courtenay 18 did not. He was a spoiled young man and would one day inheirit his fathers title and
land. His mother has the money in the family.
Florilyn at 15 was also spoiled and did not think anything of making fun or hurting people.
Percy finds that he is changing little by little with the help and friendship of Gwyneth.  He is also reading uplifting books and following his father's teachings much to his surprise.
When Percy goes home he has left a lasting change to himself and his friends and family he left in
Wales. Percy goes to collage and after 2 years absent he comes back to wales and its not the last time.
You can't help caring about the characters in this book and wanting to know if the problems ever get
settled and how did they.
Its a nice uplifting read and I look forward to reading more of Michael Phillips books after I finshed
these two novels.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
02/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing


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