Baker Family Adventure Series (8 volume set) (N557)
Baker Family Adventure Series (8 volume set) (N557)
The Full Eight Volume Set
A discount when purchased as a set of eight volumes!
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Baker and their four children: responsible Phil, sensible Abby, daring Andy, and inquisitive Tom. The Bakers are a Christian family who love serving and helping others, but they have a knack for finding adventure while theyre at it! Exciting reading for youth in the eight volumes of the Baker Family Adventures Series by C. R. Hedgcock. Recommended for ages 11-15, but make great family read-alouds too, for ages 6-10.
People sometimes think that the Christians life is rose beds and sunny skies, but when the thorns start jabbing and the sun starts burning thats when the true test of character comes. The Bakers must deal with mysteries, kidnappers, buried treasures, and more, with each challenge forcing them to grow in courage and learn important lessons in godliness.
The Series includes these eight books:
Book 1: SUMMER OF SUSPENSE
When Phil, Abby, Andy, and Tom Baker hear that their cousin Millie will visit their farm for the summer, little do they imagine what a dreary time they will have with the snobbish girl. But when Millie disappears, life quickly becomes anything but dreary.
What starts out as a summer of chores and horse-riding on the farm turns into a cross-country adventure, as the Bakers find themselves matching wits with a notorious jewelry thief who pulls them into her web. Aided by a seasoned detective, the Bakers confront numerous dangers in their search for Millie, all while attempting to foil the plot of a major crime ring making it a summer they will never forget.
Filled with mystery and intrigue, Summer of Suspense contains important lessons of Christian courage, humility, submission to authority, and repentance before God and man.
Book 2: PERIL ON PROVIDENCE ISLAND
The Bakers are full of excitement as they head to the English countryside to celebrate Grandfather Wilsons eightieth birthday.
When an elderly neighbor with Alzheimers disease tells a tale of treasure lost on the high seas, the Bakers are sure she has confused reality with fiction. But as they find information that supports Old Marges story, they begin wondering whether there is truth in it after all.
Can the discovery of an ancient treasure help Old Marge stay in her beloved cottage and out of a nursing home? This question sends the Bakers on a swashbuckling adventure of mystery and peril, following an old diary through mysterious caves and a maze of clues in search of the missing treasure. Along the way, their quest is marked by amazing providences that point to this key conclusion: Gods ways are always right and true.
Book 3: RIDDLE OF THE RUBY RING
The skies are clear, the weather is beautiful, and the Bakers are eager to welcome a new family, the Wilburs, to the farm next-door. Phil, Abby, Andy, and Tom Baker are learning how to relate to their new friends when they discover a mysterious crate hiding an ancient ruby ring which triggers strange activity on the Wilburs farm.
A trail of clues leads to two conflicting stories of strife in the Old West, but it seems that the theft and aggression surrounding this ring havent stayed in the past. When the safety of both families is threatened, its up to the Bakers to figure out what is going on before its too late.
Can the Bakers bring an end to a legacy of conflict and restore honor to a tarnished family name? Can Andy learn the secret of his older brothers courage? And, can they solve the baffling riddle of the ruby ring?
Book 4: THE TREACHEROUS TRAIL
The Bakers and the Wilburs have become such good friends that they decide to vacation together at a lovely wilderness lodge. While the ladies and girls enjoy the lodges luxurious facilities, the men and boys go camping in the surrounding wild. They expect their greatest thrills to come from horse-riding, canoeing, and hiking, but the trip changes when they find an injured hiker. Then the hiker disappears with most of their supplies, and theyre stranded with little food, no communication, and a long trip back to civilization. Whats more there are some very strange things going on in this forest, and the mysterious hiker seems to be at the center of them.
Mr. Baker must get his team back to safety with no supplies or means of contact, saddled with a thief who will not speak. Phil is forced to act like a criminal when thrown into a company of bad men, and the twins must survive in the wilderness with a man they do not trust.
Who is really Jigson? What mysterious activity is going on in the forest? And will they all come out alive?
Book 5: PRISONER OF THE PYRENEES
The Bakers are minding their own business when Briosa Del Quera bursts into their lives. Briosa is an orphaned Catalan girl who is still reeling from her grandfathers death. His last words instructed her to find people called Baker and get in contact with a secret agent they know but Jigson has gone missing in suspicious circumstances and not even his agency is able to contact him.
Detective Mortimer says that Mr. Jigson was last seen in the Pyrenees mountains, and the Bakers are determined to find him and help Briosa get to the bottom of the plot against her grandfather. But as their journey through northern Spain becomes a breathless race to avoid villains and meet allies, they wonder if Briosa has really told them everything
Book 6: ICELAND INTRIGUE
The gliders nose caught the air and Phil felt the harness tighten around him. In a moment, the cliff was gone and all their weight hung on the thin, triangular wings. The glider dipped in an accelerating drive, and the brothers took hold of the control bar with their yells whistling past their ears.
When Phil Baker has trouble with an invention hes building, Detective Mortimer arranges for him to meet a mysterious, brilliant inventor who may the solution. The only catch is that reclusive Sigurd lives in Iceland in hiding.
Phil, grieving the loss of a friend, is more determined than ever to keep his family out of an adventure when they discover an organization with a machine that can trigger natural disasters, they know theyve landed right in the middle of one. The organization leader says he wants to help the world, but with an old enemy at his right hand, his claim is hard to believe.
If the Bakers foil the plan of one villain, could they end up furthering the plans of a worse one? How does Sigurd know so much about both of them?
With the organization on the brink of unleashing destruction in a land of fiery volcanoes, and the future of the world at stake, the Bakers have to beat the countdown of Earthquake the 2nd and find out how much of the situation they understand and how much is still intrigue.
Book 7: HUNTING IN THE HIGHLANDS
After the perils of Iceland, the Bakers plan to enjoy a relaxing vacation with their relatives, the Drakes, in Scotland. Andy goes deer stalking with Uncle Clive, Abby goes horse-back riding and sightseeing with Phil and their cousin Millie, and Tom travels with his parents to the Isle of Bute.Three incidents throw the trip into a spiral of confusion, and, scattered across Scotland, the Bakers have clues that dont seem to belong to the same puzzle. A government weapon has fallen into the hands of a top-secret academy, and the only way to stop the spread of dangerous lies is to find the weapon and discover the significance of the name Haelix.
Book 8: Rescue in the Rockies
Its springtime and the Bakers are living the dream. Abby is helping her grandparents set up a guest ranch, Phil is visiting Spain, and Andy and Tom are on the farm entertaining three visitors from Scotland. Mr. Baker suggests a road trip to the guest ranch in Wyomingwhat better opportunity for Fergus, Dougal, and Wylie to work hard, meet cowboys, and see the West? The lads are all for it and embrace their new surroundings with gusto, while the Bakers get the chance to re-forge bonds with Grandpa and Grandma Baker.
Mustangs, cattle, and roping lessons fade into the background when Jigson arrives, asking Abby to help identify a woman she met in Iceland once before. Meanwhile, Phil seems to offend Briosa at every turn, and Andy catches sight of Ferguss growing inner turmoil about where he belongs in the world.
When Fergus feels himself being cornered into a future he doesnt want, he snaps into the survival instincts he knows so well, seizing the opportunity to live wild in the mountains before anyone can stop him. Unbeknown to him, someone is hunting him down to offer a glimmer of hope that is as appealing as it is dangerousbut will it truly give rest to his soul and end his desperate attempts to be free? Or will it push him farther away from what he yearns for the only home that can ever satisfy him?
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