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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Danny Orlis & Trouble on the Circle R Ranch

by Bernard Palmer

Religious/Secular Content:- Both
Adult Content:- None
Mature Topics:- Adoption
Strong/Inappropriate Language:- None
Magic/Witchcraft:- None
Disrespect/Rebellion:- Only in the fact that the children share their religious beliefs even though they were told not to
Drug/Alcohol Use:- None
Violence/Abuse:- Some hitting mentioned
Educational Value:- None (except there are important lessons about life in general)
Positive/Negative Message:- Positive messages about sharing your faith with others and how family means more than just those who were born into your family

PhotobucketThis is another AMAZING Danny Orlis book!  This one covers the story of "the triplets" life after the death of their mother and father.  They are initially sent to the house of one of their parents friends (the Orlis'), until their mothers sister (their aunt) and her family are able to come get them from Minnesota.  They have a concern about what kind of situation they will find themselves in at the ranch because their aunt is not a Christian and is more concerned with material things than anything else.

However, once at Circle R Ranch, the triplets find themselves greatly enjoying life on the ranch.  Their aunts two children are not Christians but are around their same age and are expert horse riders.  The triplets soon learn how to ride and are promised some excellent saddle horses once they are expert riders.

Despite all this, it soon becomes obvious that their aunt and uncle are not going to allow them to continue in their faith, at least not in any way shape or form in front of them or their children.  As a matter of fact, they are specifically instructed to stop praying and to NOT talk to their children about "their religion" - EVER.  However, the triplets decide to use a transmitter radio to listen to their favorite chrisitan radio show - and their two cousins listen in.  One day, their uncle finds them behind the barn...and is NOT happy.

Near the end, their uncle decides they can no longer live with them...will they go to an orphanage, or will they go to live with the Orlis'?

Overall rating of this book: 5

This is a wonderful family book and we highly recommend it if you have the chance to read it!


  1. I love Danny Orlis books, especially since we lived in MN for several years and visited some of the places mentioned in the books. The kids in the books make mistakes that kids will make, they are not too perfect to be real. I would recommend anything by this author. I am so glad I found this blog. What a great idea!

  2. Oh, it sounds terrific! I'm going to look for this book.
    Lori Lynn


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