Welcome Home, Sweet Harley! Book 1
When a shy, little kitten named Harley joins the ‘Homestead Friends’ in the Ozark Mountains, she is overwhelmed. Sweet Harley realizes she has much to learn, and wonders if she will fit in. As part of the journey, Harley finds comfort in the kindness of the others and discovers beautiful colors and new life along the way.
Leaping Leah’s Big Surprise! Book 2
Leaping Leah, an Australian Cattle dog, is always on the move. She has more energy than anyone on the Homestead. Much to the surprise of all the Homestead Friends, one day, Leah slowed down. The friends wondered what was wrong with Leah and even tried to entice her to play. But to their surprise, Leah stayed put. Join us in the sweet reason behind Leah’s change and learn about new life on the homestead.
The Homestead Friends series has become our new family favorite! These will be treasured classics that go from night stand to the hope chest.
We loved how the new story of Leaping Leah and her adorable additions began with the connection to sweet Harley. Just like real life on a homestead, each animal becomes a part of a unified family. We also enjoyed how handsome Texas, the orange cat, was given part of the spot light as he told about his friend Leah. And don’t forget Big Bo—the proud papa!
This is a wonderful tale of the adventures of new life on a homestead; the cherished memories, and the excitement and wonder of the future.
The illustrations are AMAZING!! They sweetness of the animals comes right through the pages. The reader gets a beautiful tour of the land as they enjoy the energetic journey of Leah through the homestead. Our children love the pictures so much they immediately grabbed their art supplies to make their own copies!
We cant wait to read more of ‘Homestead Friends’. As with the first book, this book would make an excellent unit study or a ‘Five in a Row’ lesson for homeschooling or classroom use.
I loved this sweet story about Harley the kitten. It is heartwarming and speaks volumes by demonstrating the easy way of life and friendly attitude of all the other critters on the farm towards a new inhabitant. A perfect example for children to learn how to welcome and accept others into their environment. The illustrations were so sweet also – a great book and story for anyone to read.
What a delightfully sweet read! Even though our girls are older, they still loved this wholesome, kindhearted book. Before you finish the first page you will fall in love with Harley, the adorable kitten of the Ozark Mountains.
The colors in the illustrations are bright and cheerful drawing you right into this Homestead life. Each animal is artfully described and illustrated; allowing great fun for even the youngest readers as they begin to identify the characters. Older readers will notice how each character builds upon the life and surroundings of wooded homestead life.
This would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s collection, especially those who share homestead and/or Ozark dreams, or memories. It would be a fantastic unit study, or Five in a Row lesson for homeschooling or classroom use.