23 December 2021

The Adventures of Brett and Molly

By Jeffrey Warren
Adventure | Young Adult

My Review

The Adventures of Brett and Molly begins in 1961, two years on from Fifteen, Back When. Brett and Molly have finished high school and are preparing for university. They also have a wedding to plan. But before the next exciting phase in their lives begins, they embark on another sailing trip with friends Denny, Jon, Marie and Wuf the dog. Their destination is Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island. What should be plain sailing (excuse the pun) turns into another adventure; this time involving a nasty Russian who is searching for a gadget believed to have mystical powers.

I really enjoyed reading The Adventures of Brett and Molly and catching up with delightful characters I now consider my friends. I especially loved the early 1960s setting when life seemed less consumer-driven and people took pleasure in building friendships and memories together.

The story works equally well for Young Adult readers and 'oldies' like myself. The writing is simply wonderful; with the author having considerable knowledge of the native Nootka people, their history and traditions. The research that has gone into creating the story really shines through. It's a lovely read which leaves you warm and glowing inside.

Book Source: Review copy from the author
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: SpectrumNW (9th Nov 2019)
ISBN-13: 978-0998589152

The Blurb

It's the summer of 1961 and the indomitable pair embark on a last voyage before college. Little did they know a dangerous Russian is seeking a device built for Peter the Great and used by Vitus Bering.

It is believed to be in the possession of a Shaman at Nootka Sound, on Vancouver Island.

That is one of their planned destinations. 

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