Rebellion in Riversleigh

Rebellion in Riversleigh

by Juliette Duncan


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At twelve-years of age, Maddy Richards has everything she needs in life - good friends, a loving mother, and a home she loves. When her mother announces that she's getting married, Maddy's seemingly perfect world is rocked to the core, but when she discovers that not only that her mother is getting married and she'll have a new dad, but there's another, even more world rocking change planned, Maddy, thinking there's no way out of her predicament, forges a plan that she's sure will put a stop to at least one of these sudden changes in her life.

With her best friend Hannah in tow, Maddy embarks on a journey, hoping that will prompt her mother and new husband-to-be to change their minds, but a horrific storm is about to complicate matters further. What looked like a solution suddenly becomes more of a problem.

Maddy will have to gather her resolve and determine if she's ready to trust God, regardless of what is happening, and let life unfold as it should, even if that means her life will never be the same again.

Book One of The Madeleine Richards Series, "Rebellion in Riversleigh", is must read Middle-Grade Christian fiction for girls aged ten to thirteen, who are looking for a heart-warming story, full of adventure, personal struggle, and Christian values.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517673208
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/09/2015
Series: Madeleine Richards Series , #1
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Juliette Duncan is passionate about writing stories that will touch her readers' hearts and make a difference in their lives. Having spent many years working alongside her husband in their own business, Juliette is now relishing the opportunity to follow her passion and write stories she would love to read. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Juliette and her husband have five adult children, seven grandchildren, and two elderly long haired dachshunds.

Juliette's first published series, "The Madeleine Richards Series", was written specifically for middle grade girls as she has a real interest in that age group, and she believes the more they can be encouraged to read good, wholesome books the better.

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Rebellion in Riversleigh (The Madeleine Richards Series, #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KB67 More than 1 year ago
Best if read in order and in trilogy. 4 stars I purchased the preteen focused Christian short story Rebellion in Riversleigh: The Madeleine Richards Box Set (The Madeleine Richards Series Book 1) by Juliette Duncan and this review was given freely. Twelve year old Maddy and her best friend Hannah run away after learning that Maddy's mother Sarah is marrying Doctor Hank resulting in her need to move to another town. A touching prayer filled Christian novel dealing with the challenge of accepting change and accepting the peace that comes with believing in God.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite In Rebellion in Riversleigh: The Madeleine Richards Series Book 1 by Juliette Duncan, Madeleine Richards (Maddy) is a typical pre-teen. On her birthday, she makes a mad dash outdoors in her pj's to chase away the dog that has been scaring her chickens. The birthday progresses with a surprise trip to the mall in town, along with her mom and her mother's new boyfriend, to pick out a new bike. The afternoon is a pre-teen all girl event, skating and a sleepover. It's the following day, the day after her birthday, that everything changes forever. That's the day that Hank, her mother's boyfriend, along with her mother, announce their plan to get married and move away - far away from the only home Maddy's ever known, the only friends she's ever had, and her grandparents. Maddy is determined to stay. She does not want to move and she sets a course to try to prevent the wedding and the move from ever happening. Drawing in her best friend, Hannah, the two plot a run-away to scare Maddy's mom into listening to the girl's pleas. The run-away turns into a washout when a ferocious thunderstorm with torrential rain makes for a wet, cold night in the cave and a long morning wandering around lost in the muddy woods surrounded in mist. Change is difficult for anyone, but for a pre-teen it often seems like it's the end of the world. While Maddy's defiance may appear to adults as selfish and thoughtless, her fears over change are very real and frightening. But, as the author clearly points out in the development of the story, change can be a very positive experience if one is willing to be open minded and consider the possibilities. Author Juliette Duncan has taken a very real-to-life scenario and created a story that will definitely relate to young pre-teen readers. This is a well-plotted story about accepting change, pointing out to young pre-teens that life can be good anywhere as long as you have your family.