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Stranded
     

Stranded

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by Patricia H. Rushford
 

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Has Jennie stumbled into something she’ll never escape?

Jennie McGrady is thrilled to be taking another flying lesson from Gram. But when menacing clouds roll in, Gram must take over the controls for a crash landing—and loses consciousness upon impact. Ignoring her survival instincts, Jennie leaves the plane in search of help. She ends up at a commune

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Has Jennie stumbled into something she’ll never escape?

Jennie McGrady is thrilled to be taking another flying lesson from Gram. But when menacing clouds roll in, Gram must take over the controls for a crash landing—and loses consciousness upon impact. Ignoring her survival instincts, Jennie leaves the plane in search of help. She ends up at a commune that appears wholesome and serene, but Jennie soon suspects something sinister.

Eric, a member of the Desert Colony, knows the ins and outs of the compound and helps Jennie search for Gram. When they return to the site of the crash, the plane—along with Gram—is missing! But when Jennie suspects someone at the colony, Eric insists there’s nothing going on. Is he really so trusting, or is he hiding something?

Donovan is the Desert Colony’s leader and claims that he’s doing everything he can to contact her family. As the days pass, however, Jennie doubts Donovan’s motives and begins to think the colony is a front for something illegal. Could he be involved in Gram’s disappearance?

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This latest entry in the Jennie McGrady mystery series is full of action from almost the first page. Jennie is reminiscent of Nancy Drew, but more modern. Nancy drove a roadster; Jennie is learning to fly a plane. Nancy's dad was a lawyer; Jennie's grandmother does surveillance for the federal government. Jennie has a flying lesson from Gram while Gram takes aerial photographs of a fifty-year-old religious compound. A winter storm causes the plane to crash in the Oregon wilderness. Jennie's grandmother is unconscious, and the self-reliant girl leaves to find help. She heads for the religious compound and meets Eric, a member of the Desert Colony, who promises to help rescue Gram. When they return to the crash site, the plane and Gram are gone, and Jennie becomes suspicious. She demands to speak to Donovan, the Colony's leader, but cannot get a straight answer from anyone. When Gram shows up drugged, Jennie gets Eric to help and uncovers a ring of drug runners using the Colony as a front. The climax of the story involves Jennie saving Gram, Eric, and herself by flying out of the compound. With a touch of romance, this solid mystery manages to be thrilling and suspenseful without being overly violent. Considered Christian fiction, the story refreshingly never becomes didactic or preachy. Recommend this book for girls who have read Nancy Drew, fans of Joan Lowery Nixon, or anyone looking for a quick suspenseful read. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2001, Bethany House, 171p, $4.99 pb. Ages 11 to 15. Reviewer: Susan Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781504631587
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2015
Series:
The Jennie McGrady Mysteries , #14
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia H. Rushford is the internationally known author of the Jennie McGrady mystery series for young adults as well as several other series and works of nonfiction. She has numerous awards to her credit, including an Edgar nomination and a Silver Angel Award for excellence in media. She is a registered nurse and lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Stranded 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book. I hated putting it down even for a moment. I've read the rest of the series and I must say Patricia Rushford has never done better work then this one. It has action and suspense, but unlike so many mysteries it's not obvious who did it until the very end. I loved every minute of it, and I'm not sure I'll be able to wait for the next one. READ IT! You'll love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have not read this book you need too! It is so good! I wasn't sure who she could trust.