“Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari” by Jill Osborne
“Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari” is by Jill Osborne and is the third book in the Good News Shoes series. Riley Mae Hart, a pre-teen “spokesmodel” is now in Kenya, Africa! Itching to run, Riley Mae is excited to learn that Kenya is the perfect place to train for running, with the high elevation and other Olympic athletes. It’s also the ideal spot for Riley and her Swiftriver friends to hide from enemies back in the States, but how long until they come searching after her?
Adjusting to the strange, new Kenyan culture is difficult for Riley, but she doesn’t give up, because she enjoys being with the influential Kenyan women in the village. Riley soon finds herself growing stronger in her relationship with the Lord and spreading the Good News all around her. She grows to love the ways of the village, along with hanging out with an orphaned girl wanting answers to her many questions. But things take a turn for the worse when Riley stumbles into an encounter with the enemy.
I liked this book because I enjoyed learning about Riley’s adventures in Kenya, and also because I think it had a really interesting and good plot. I also enjoyed seeing how Riley’s faith in God grew, even in dire circumstances.
Thank you so much to ZonderKidz publishing and the Book Look blogger program for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.