• Secular Homeschool Book Review: Britfield and the Lost Crown

    pizap-com15646929268891-jpgWelcome to Secular Homeschool's first Book Review! Hoping to be able to do this off and on with more books that would appeal to Secular Homeschooler's as a stand alone read OR use in a homeschool setting!









    Book:
    Britfield and the Lost Crown
    Author: C.R. Stewart
    Age Level: 3rd/4th grade to adult
    Pages: 383

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    I was given the opportunity to read this book and write a review of it for Secular Homeschool. Not only that, I was lucky enough to host the author at the Homeschool Connect Booth in June at the convention. He is extremely passionate about his books. This is book 1 in a series of 5 and while we have to wait until Fall 2020 for Book 2, I saw the potential cover art and learned a bit about Book 2. SO EXCITING!

    Like any other Mom out there, my personal book reading time is limited and I must admit I did not get to this until I was headed to the airport for the convention. I usually have a spare 5-10 minutes before bed to read a page or 2 and books now take me forever to finish. While I would love to read more, I also need sleep!LOL

    I have to say, this book is AWESOME! I was able to read it quickly because not only did I have the time on the airplane but it GRABBED me. I had to get to the next page, the next chapter and so on. C.R. Stewartís use of history is impeccable. As a history buff myself, I expected some of it to be fabricated. It was not!

    Without giving away the entire story, orphans Tom and Sarah go on an epic adventure across England. Battling villans, solving crimes and pulling us in with their tales! They visit historic sites such as Oxford University and Windsor Castle in great detail. So much so, you feel like you are there with them.

    This book is 100% secular. They do stop in at Canterbury Cathedral but it is as a historic site vs. a religious one. It isnít worth dismissing a great story, because of this. The also have an upcoming Academy and Explorerís Club, which you can find out more about on their site.
    You can read this as a family and then take it to a whole other level in your homeschool with this study guide and teacher resources, be aware there are both secular and christian versions: Britfield Institute.

    I personally cannot wait for Book 2 and am sad that I have to wait over a year. I get it, but still the waiting will drive me bonkers! My son is now reading this book as he is an avid reader AND a big history buff like his Mom. Looking for a fun Summer read for the family or a new book to add to the homeschool lessons this year? This is it!


    You can check out the Britfield site here: Britfield and the Lost Crown
    And the book is also now available on Amazon: Britfield and the Lost Crown
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