Monday, November 12, 2007

Book Review: Dee Henderson's O'Malley Series

Book #6 (last in the series)

As I mentioned before with my first book review of this series, I thoroughly enjoyed them. I finished this series a few weeks ago. If anyone out there loves Karen Kingsbury's books about the Baxter family, I found the O'Malley series to be just as good. I would highly recommend them.

A bit of background, the book series (seven total) are called the O'Malley series as that is the last name of the family involved. However, they are an unusual family - they are all orphans, met in an orphanage, adopted each other & legally changed their last name when they were adults. They became a family by choice.

The first book is a prequel, Danger in the Shadows, but one of the main characters shows up in the first O'Malley book. There are actually no O'Malley's in the prequel but still a very good book. This book makes the total number of books seven, but there are six actual O'Malley books.

What I liked best about the books was that the religious theme was woven through & was subtle but powerful. I didn't feel like I was getting bonked over the head with it all. It was just fact. It was the way the characters were. It made them feel more real to me.

The books should be read in order. You can go to this link here to the official Dee Henderson site which lists all of her books in order. You can also read the first chapter in each one.

I will definitely be getting more of Dee Henderson's books to read!


  1. these sound like a good read! I loved the Lori Wick books you sent, so I'm going to take your word that these are great; your taste in books mirrors mine! I'm going to see if I can't find these at the local library!

  2. This whole series is great. I had a hard time putting them down. Enjoy the rest of the series!

  3. I'm enjoying the Baxter family...I've only read the first book so far. I'll have to finish that series before I start a new one, but I'll definitely have to keep this one in mind.


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