Devonfield Publishing | Homeschool Connect Expo 2020
  • Chanticleer Reviews
    August 21, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    An intriguing first-in-series read that is sure to capture the attention of middle grade and young adult crowd. Britfield weaves plot, texture, storytelling, and fascinating characters into a winning combination and enriching experience.

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  • Hannah
    August 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Such a thrilling book filled with so much awesome history about England, crazy mysteries, and truly amazing characters. It had me hooked every second of reading it!! I can’t wait for the sequel.
    – Hannah, Age 13, Kids’ Book Buzz – 5 Stars!

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  • Dawn Weaver
    August 21, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    A perfect mixture of fast-paced excitement, heart-stopping surprises, fascinating history, and endearing characters with historical references scattered along the way. Tom and Sarah’s devotion to each other provides an excellent backdrop to the many mishaps and dangers in which they find themselves. I could see this book being used in a classroom setting both as a literature piece and as a geographical and historical resource. Stewart’s clever narrative draws you in and doesn’t let you go till the end!
    – Dawn Weaver, Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews – 5 Stars!

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  • Kirkus Reviews
    August 21, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    In this series opener, Stewart offers nearly nonstop action, with escapades both perilous and amusing, and exhilarating hairsbreadth escapes. The conspiracy is bold and compelling while the plot folds in intriguing facts about British culture, history, and famous sites.
    – Kirkus Reviews

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  • Parents Choice
    August 21, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    Along with its relentless action and suspense, Stewart’s novel provides young readers with a wealth of information about British culture (with frequent references to literary classics) and the history of the Monarchy and the Anglican Church. Highly recommended, Britfield and the Lost Crown will appeal to both young readers and their parents.
    – Parents’ Choice Awards – Gold Medal Award

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  • Autumn Reader Views Kids
    August 21, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    The story was everything the cover promised. I felt like I was in a kid’s version of Mission Impossible. I was on the edge of my seat with narrow escapes, daring plans and unexpected adversaries. After finishing the story, I liked looking back and remembering how far Tom and Sarah had come, the shocking truths they had learned and the new friends they made. Britfield and The Lost Crown, by C.R. Stewart is an amazing adventure that holds all kinds of surprises, and well worth reading.
    – Autumn, Age 14, Reader Views Kids

  • Childrens Literary Classics
    August 21, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Author C.R. Stewart’s Britfield & The Lost Crown is a thrilling tale with loads of adventure and unexpected twists that will captivate youth audiences.  Recommended for home and school libraries, this book earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
    Children’s Literary Classics – Gold Medal Award

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  • Indie Reader
    August 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    C.R. Stewart’s BRITFIELD AND THE LOST CROWN is the tantalizing first installment in a series of exciting escapades about (supposed) orphan Tom and his friends, who dash about England on an unbelievable adventure to escape dire circumstances. With Stewart’s lively storytelling, relatable characters, and exceptional plot twists, this young adult tale creates a page-turning frenzy filled with delightful suspense.
    – IndieReader

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  • Midwest Book Review
    August 21, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    A joy to read to the very last page, Britfield & The Lost Crown is a high-spirited saga, enthusiastically recommended for personal and public library young adult fiction collections.
    – Midwest Book Review

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  • Eric Hoffer
    August 21, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    This fast-paced, vivid tale has many twists and turns which keep tween readers turning the pages.
    – Eric Hoffer Award

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  • Booklife Prize
    August 21, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Capable and charismatic young characters escape the confines of an inhumane orphanage on a quest to uncover the truth about the protagonist’s parents. This is a far-flung adventure story that will readily interest the target audience. Stewart writes in clear, descriptive prose and integrates alluring and novel details that at times harkens back to an earlier era, an effect that offers an element of timelessness to the storytelling.
    – The Booklife Prize

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  • Wayne Thomas Batson
    August 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    As a middle school English teacher of 28 years and a multiple bestselling author for middle grade books, I can honestly say Britfield and the Lost Crown has all the right stuff. Intriguing characters, foreshadowing, and suspense will draw readers in deep and have them gasping for breath for the next chapter and the next.
    – Wayne Thomas Batson, bestselling author of The Door Within Trilogy

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  • Gina detwiler
    August 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Britfield & the Lost Crown is a truly wild ride for young readers—a blistering romp through London with two plucky orphans named Sarah and Tom who are being chased by nasty orphanage proprietors, a Scotland Yard detective, half the British police force and even members of the royal household. If you want your kids to learn some fascinating English history through an exciting adventure, this is the book for you. C.R. Stewart has done his homework (and it helps that he has a BA in British Literature and European History from Brown), fashioning a Dan Brown-esque adventure for middle-grade readers that includes a clever twist reminiscent of the works of Charles Dickens. In short, Britfield is tons of fun. Without giving away the ending, I was pleased to discover that the adventure will continue.
    – Gina Detwiler, co-author, The Prince Warriors series
    Author of the Forlorn series

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