Book Title: Summer Of The Woods
Author: Steven K. Smith
Publisher: MyBoys3 Press
Genre: Fiction/ Mystery
Available On: Amazon
Hello My Readers,
Today I will be reviewing a book “The Virginia Summer Of The Woods” which is Book 1 under the series of “The Virginia Mysteries” I have recently gotten from my son’s bookshelf. I have gifted this book to my son Divik 2 months ago. His curiosity to get rest of the books in series pushed me to grab the book from his bookshelf and give it a read. Eventually I too become fond of Virginia Mysteries series. So here goes my review without spoiling the climax of the tale.
Steven K. Smith is the author of 3 series, The Virginia Mysteries, Brother Wars, and Final
Kingdom these series are exquisite for middle-grade readers! He lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his wife and three sons. Born and raised in rural northwestern New Jersey, he moved to Virginia in 2011 and quickly fell in love with its history and charm.
His books in the popular series of Virginia Mysteries are:
The Virginia Mysteries Series
Book 1 – Summer of the Woods
Book 2 – Mystery on Church Hill
Book 3 – Ghosts of Belle Isle
Book 4 – Secret of the Staircase
Book 5 – Midnight at the Mansion
Book 6 – Shadows at Jamestown
Book 7 – Spies at Mount Vernon
Book 8 – Escape from Monticello
Book 9 – Pictures at the Protest
The Book Summer Of The Woods is the story of “Derek,” 10, and his younger brother “Sam,” 8. In this installment of the series, they’ve recently relocated to Virginia, where they’re living in a forest house with something amidst; a priceless 60-year coin collection that’s been stolen from a neighboring museum. This remote escapade is packed with unexpected turns and astonishing revelations. There’s no time like now! Take a look at the book and see how these two boys manage to overcome all of the challenges that stand in their way.
I highly recommend this authentic reading for many reasons, primary it contains many learning opportunities about many coins an example of them is the Indian Head cent of 1877.
This book is perfect for people that want an original taste of Indiana Jones in their reading collection, and furthermore, kids of all ages can love this book with up to 101 pages of pure fun, and suspense. Addition to this it is a diverse undergo when you read it for the first time.
Secondary, being at home most of the time it is getting harder to grab a taste of the outside world and if you are a reading lover this will fill in that spot for you!
- Diverse, it branches out in a lot of topics like, character development, facts and evidence, no loopholes(That weren’t answered in the series), and a well tied together experience, bringing joy to a reader’s bookshelf
- Enriching experience, it provides information and lessons that can be used in the real world,(like to look before you leap and such.) or just to share an interesting fact to your friends and family.
- Versatile Age Group, whether you are a senior, or a elementary grade kiddo you are sure to enjoy this group, it combines the mystery genre well with a good reach of an audience.
As for the misses, I did not find any misses this book did a good job captivating my attention!
Overall, I like this book and am looking forward to finishing the series and providing you with more delectable reviews! This novel kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, leaving me wondering what would happen next. This is a great book to add to your collection of anecdotes. On the basis of easy to understand language with the standard set of vocabulary, I would like to rate this book 4 out of 5.
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39 thoughts on “Book Review: Summer Of The Woods ( The Virginia Mysteries Book 1)”
Wow the series look interesting looking forward for more such series review.
So that we can add in our list too.
I am not familiar with this mystery series. Would love to share this with my niece who loves mysteries and thrillers. Thanks for introducing me to Virginia Mysteries.
This book gives me a Nancy drew vibe. A lot of nostalgia associated with it..the book cover is also endearing
Wow. This seems to be the perfect gift for kids. My three kids would love to read them . Thanks for the recommendation dear.
Even I pick few books from my kid’s shelf to get the innocence and chirpyness in life. Heard a lot of this series, thanks for the detailed review, shall check this book and add in next year TBR
Thanks Archana for introducing this series. I an going to get this for my younger one. She loves suspense. I am sure she will love this.
Thanks for this. Very interesting and timely. I am always on the lookout for good books for my son and this seems like a good series. I ordered for him some Enid blyton series recently but he seems to have grown out of them. No worries, I enjoyed reading them! But these look like a good alternative especially since my son loves history.
I haven’t heard of these series but your review sounds very interesting.I am sure your son is captivated by these books.I am so happy that you have given him the reading habit.
Wow virginia mysteries series looking like a great series with collection of so many interesting books. my little one is an avid reader, will surly check out this series for her. thanks dear for sharing your honest review.
I guess my daughter is slightly older and my son is too young for this book😊. But I am going to keep in mind for gifting purpose. Already holidays season is coming and I am sure I can use this series.
What’s the age group for this book? Let me know. I may just pick it up for the boys.
8-13 is the perfect age group for this series!
Thanks for introducing this series to me. I would love to gift this to my daughter. Sounds like very interesting books…full with mystery, suspense and fun.
Wow this is something my daughter and I would love to read. i didn’t know they had a series of it. Ill check. Thanks.
This looks like a good book for kids. Reminds me of Famous Five my children used to read when they were younger. I liked your review, it is nicely balanced.
This will be there in my list for book shopping. I can share this with my boy. Thanks for sharing the review,
Sounds like a great book!
The cover is so eyecatching. Pity the book didn’t match up to your expectations.
Nice review. I thoroughly enjoy Kids books, and will hopefully get to read this one soon.
Looks like a good book to read on a holiday. Thanks for the review
This review reminded me of the Famous Five series. I would love to read this series.
Thanks for posting this. I got the idea of a perfect gift for my son. He loves to read this kind of story.
This series seems perfect for summer holiday reading. I miss those days. Thanks for sharing!
Looks like a great book…Will try to read it…
Seems like a wonderful series. Liked your review.
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I’m sure avid readers will have a new series to binge read. Sounds interesting , thanks.
I am a die-hard fan of mystery be it of any age group. This series looks interesting. Will look forward to your reviews for more.
Mystery books are my all-time favourite. Thanks for this short and crisp review. I am surely checking out the series.
What age group is this series targeted for?
Summer of the woods look like a wonderful book for my daughter.We will be checking out this adventure series.
seems like ideal to keep the middle graders away from boredom. will check it out for my boys
Your review suggests that this book is ideal for children and adults as well. Obviously the books have done well, considering that there is a whole series. Reading has become even more vital due to the pandemic. Thank you for this review.
Small books with a flavor of Indiana Jones is exciting me!!! Thanks for sharing this series, I will definitely pick it up
Seems like a great read. Pandemic has opened the doors to unknown worlds through reading.Thanks for the review.
I loved the way you formatted your post. Books are a great way to shut out the noise A very well-written post.
You’re so right. Reading right now is not only helping with distracting from the world beyond it is also helping in travelling to unknown worlds.
Seems like a great book. Definitely going to give it a read.