The Kings lead a double life. At school, they try to pretend like nothing has changed, but at home, they’re completely focused on finding their mother before anyone finds out that she’s missing.
A stranger is seen lurking around the house several times before he announces himself. He is Mr. Taksidian, a powerful businessman in town who is set on buying the house from the Kings. When they refuse, Mr. Taksidian looks for other ways to get the Kings to leave. The truth is, they would be more than happy to leave this house and town behind, but not without their mother. The family unites to do everything they can to withstand the forces they are fighting against.
This book was filled with exciting scenes. David is whisked back to a WWII battle, then later both boys find themselves in the Civil War. David makes enemies at school as well. This book didn’t feel like it would stand very well on its own. It felt like a part two and I think reading the first book is necessary to know what’s going on. Still, it was entertaining and fun. It also ends on a cliffhanger, so, I’m off to read book three to know how this story ends. Recommended.
Age Range: 12-16
Part of a Series: Book two in the Dream House Kings series
Publisher: Thomas Nelson