We were excited to receive Book 6 in the Brady Street Boys series. We’ve been looking forward to this! The entire series has been good, and the books seem to even be getting better. I have only read the first few chapters of Fire in the Feed Mill to the children so far, but I read the entire book myself so I could write this review. I’ll have to admit, I was secretly delighted to “have“ to read ahead! I had a hard time putting it down.
The boys from Brady Street have just arrived in a small town in Illinois. When they were in Iowa, they found a forwarding address for Dr. Jefferson in Bitterroot, Illinois, so decided to follow the trail there. Upon arrival, the three boys and their uncle found a small apartment to rent for a few days that even overlooked and chocolate shop/restaurant. The next morning when they looked out the window before going to the chocolate shop for their breakfast, they were shocked to see an ambulance in front of it, and a man being carried out on a stretcher. Then, it began to appear as if Dr. Jefferson was involved in a scandal that had to do with the man, who had apparently been poisoned at the restaurant. What was the truth?
This week’s Fruit of the Spirit study is supposed to focus on goodness. However, Terry, Gary and Larry are not seeing much goodness; instead, with a suspected poisoning, they seem to be seeing its opposite. Of course, they have to do their best to solve the mystery of whether the man was actually poisoned, and who did it, as well as find Dr. Jefferson. Their search takes them all over town and they get to meet many interesting people as well as learn a lot about animal feed and architecture.
As I’ve said with each of the other books in the series, I love the way Katrina Hoover Lee has woven an engaging story with Christian values and a clever whodunit together. I have to admit that I was misled several times. I thought I had things figured out, only to come to an unexpected twist, and something else happened that I didn’t anticipate. Now, I am eagerly waiting for book 7. She managed to end Fire in the Feedmill on quite a cliffhanger!
Purchase your copy here. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author (although I will also be purchasing a hard copy), and these are my honest thoughts about it.