Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Review – Lost Island Smugglers


My dinky twinkie loved this story and had trouble putting it down. I know these are technically books for boys, but my girls enjoyed them as well. Here is Dinky’s review of Lost Island Smugglers by Max Elliot Anderson:

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Today’s Guest Reviewer is an Adventure Loving Dinky Twinkie!

The Lost Island Smugglers was an extremely enjoyable book. I felt that each character was well-developed and I could feel what they were feeling. I enjoyed the struggle against the storm, how they gradually got weaker as the storm progressed. I really like how Sam took charge and was able to help them survive. The book, in all, was very exciting and it really kept me at the edge of my seat.

Here is his information from the back cover:

Sam Cooper had just moved to Harper’s Inlet where he met Tony and Tyler. While Tony’s father was away on a buying trip, the boys took one of the rental sailboats out for a diving adventure. Everything went well until the biggest storm Tony had ever seen blew up from out of nowhere, and the boys found themselves stranded on Lost Island. But, if they thought the worst had happened, they were wrong. The boys discovered a secret hideout that was used by men in high powered speedboats. Sam and his friends knew the men were up to something, only they didn’t know what. They had to find a way to stop them, but how? And, even if they did, the boys could never tell anyone about it. Lost Island Smugglers is a story with danger, excitement, and heart-pounding action. Author Bill Myers reports, “Sam Cooper Adventures are like  good, family movies . . . as an ordinary kid finds himself in exciting and extra-ordinary adventures!” And author Jerry B. Jenkins adds, “Max Elliot Anderson brings a lifetime of dramatic film and vi

deo production to the pages of his action adventures and mysteries.” Young readers report that reading one of Anderson’s action-adventures or mysteries is like being in an exciting or scary movie. His Books for Boys blog often ranks in the top ten in Google searches.

Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

4 thoughts on “Review – Lost Island Smugglers

  1. An excellent review! Congratulate your fine, young writer for me.


  2. Thank you for such a nice review. I’m, glad you liked the book. And I’m sure you know that Twinkies are an endangered species, now that the company that made them went bankrupt. They were a favorite of our daughter, so she’s hoping someone buys the company and starts selling them again.

    Right now I’m in final revisions for book #4 in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series, This Property is Condemned.

    Keep reading, it’s one of the best thing you can do for your future.