Thursday, June 19, 2014

Messages From Henry by Rebecca Scarberry

Messages From Henry
by Rebecca Scarberry

My rating: 5 stars

Publication Date: June 14, 2012
Publisher: Rebecca Scarberry
Genre: Teen/YA Mystery
Print Length: 28 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Henry is special.

Evelyn Bury becomes the unlikely victim in a random kidnapping. Henry, her loyal homing pigeon, flies to the rescue.

Tammy, Evelyn’s next-door neighbor,the lackadaisical authorities, and Evelyn's son assist in Evelyn’s rescue.

Henry hurdles many obstacles to the point of endangering his own life in order to save his dear master.

You will find yourself routing Henry on, cheering his progress and praying for Evelyn’s safe return.

Read MESSAGES FROM HENRY and lose yourself in a fun, fast-paced suspense thriller written for age twelve up, but many adults find this book extremely entertaining.

Messages From HenryMy Review
Messages From Henry by Rebecca Scarberry
My Rating: 5 Stars 

Heroes come in all sizes and shapes. In Messages from Henry a teen/young adult mystery by Rebecca Scarberry, the hero is Henry, the homing pigeon. Henry’s mistress is kidnapped and his devotion to her may be her only chance for freedom, ferrying notes back and forth from the elderly Evelyn to Tammy, her neighbor, the authorities always seem to be one step behind the crafty villains, but at least they know Evelyn is still alive. Why would someone kidnap Evelyn? Is there ransom involved? Will Evelyn’s son pay to get his mother back? How did Henry know to go to Tammy?
Simply delightful with a little quirkiness, a little mystery and characters that are warmly memorable as they personify small town caring and concern for one of their own. Henry is brilliant, definitely the star in his own quiet and determined way, flying through exhaustion to deliver his clues.

Short, fast-paced and elegantly simple, Rebecca Scarberry’s Messages From Henry is a light and entertaining read for all ages, all reading time schedules with just enough intrigue and twists to feel like a much longer read. Ms. Scarberry writes with a light touch, no angst-driven drama and puts the pleasure back in stealing away for a fast flight into another world. The perfect read for younger readers to learn the joy of books!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for giving this book 5 stars. You've written a 5* review that's very well written. I hope you post the review on Amazon and I hope you enjoy the sequel, Where Love Takes You. The sequel is written in a much slower pace, but a strange phenomenon occurs where Henry goes missing.

    Thank you for reading my books, tweeting about them, and posting such well written reviews.
    Rebecca Scarberry (@Scarberryfields on Twitter)