Fiction Books

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari


Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

Jill Osborne


About the Book:


Train your feet: Ignite your soul.


Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign in the third book of the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series.Kenya,Africais the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from members of the famous Kalenjin tribe. It’s also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends from enemies back in theUnited States, but for how long?  Adjusting to African culture is difficult, but by doing work she’s not accustomed to and by spending time with the kids and the Christian women in the village, Riley finds herself growing stronger physically, and praying expectantly for ways that God can use her to spread the Good News. Her prayers are answered in exciting and startling ways when Riley meets an orphaned girl seeking answers at a children’s home inNairobi, but also when an error in judgment causes her to stumble into a surprise meeting with the enemy.


About the Author:


Jill Osborne works in children’s ministry and has a passion for telling great stories. She has written plays, skits for youth groups and Sunday morning drama teams, curriculum for children’s ministry, countless articles for her church newsletter, and a blog about taking a sabbatical in a motor home. Good News Shoes is her first series for kids, and she plans to run with it!


My Review:


Jill Osborne has done it again, written a great children’s book that I loved and my kids enjoyed. Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari is the third book about Riley Mae. Aimed towards children 8 to 12 years old, Riley Mae is a pre-teen shoe model that laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign. Headed to Kenya, Africa, Riley and her friends are hiding from some enemies they have made, Riley Mae realizes that adjusting to the African culture is difficult and doesn’t know how much longer they can take it. By working and spending time with the African women and the children, Riley is growing her faith and knows she is being used to spread the Good News about God.


This is definitely a great book for children to read and to learn from. I highly recommend this book for all children. My girls loved it and I definitely can’t wait to let them read more about Riley Mae.


Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review.


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