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The Last Crystal

(The Last Crystal Trilogy #3)

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Whey they board the L.A. bound Santa Fe Chief in Kansas City, the Harrison kids have never heard of the Last Crystal or the magic surrounding it. Worried about their father, who has been injured in World War II, they dread a summer with their boring, old Uncle James. But before the train is half way to L.A., J.D., Mary Carol, Robert, and Grace have crossed paths with a Naz ...more
Paperback, 422 pages
Published December 23rd 2019 by AUCTUS PUBLISHERS
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Christin Brecher
The Last Crystal is the third book in Schoonmaker’s Last Crystal trilogy. I have not read the first two books in the series, but thoroughly enjoyed the book on its own. Set in 1944, the four Harrison siblings must spend the summer with their Uncle James after their father has been injured on the battle fields of World War II. As the children make their way from Kansas City to Los Angeles on the famous train, the Santa Fe Chief, they cross paths with a Nazi spy, meet a myriad of fascinating trave ...more
Leola Boyd
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a wonderful privilege from this Author in that I was able to read an Advance Review Copy of The Last Crystal. I was so excited, as I had finished the first two books and was anxious to read the final book in the Trio. It was So GOOD! Ms Schoonmaker was able to pull the stories of all the people together beautifully. The Adventure was exciting, and had several elements of danger, beauty, understanding and growth of maturity. The history that was covered was both fun and informative. I ...more
Chattynatty Van Waning
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the author for sending me this book to read and review. My daughter(12 years old) and I buddy read this book and enjoyed it. We both were a little worried that we wouldn’t get the story as it was the third in the trilogy, but thanks to the introduction and recap of the 2 books before this one we had no problem jumping into the story line.

J. D., Mary Carol, Robbie, and Grace are traveling to see their Uncle James in LA aboard the Santa Fe Chief- train running West from Kansas City.
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Judith Tanner
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series keeps getting better and better. It is not because this last book is better written than the first two, but because the suspense of the ongoing story keeps building and because new characters that the reader comes to care about are introduced. The first two books are woven into this one in subtle and yet eye-opening ways; some "old" questions from the past two books are answered. History permeates all of the books, enlightening the reader; yet, these historical facts are never dry or ...more
Lori
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Each book got better and better. Loved the story, the adventure, the Chumash culture and the themes.
Janice Carico
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book I have read all year. Story of 4 children on a quest that involves magic and adventure. The story begins on a train trip during WWII which gives you a nice bit of history as well.
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