Princess Caroline's Adventures Book 5

A Case of Unfinished Business

Children - Grade 4th-6th
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 11/28/2021
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Author Biography

Anne Fifield is the creative visionary and best-selling children’s author of “The Princess Caroline’s Adventures” book series. Written for ages 7 to 12 and the young at heart, she is delighting kids worldwide. Her books are unique as she weaves in the elements of her rescued doggies, specifically basset hounds, into each of her stories and book covers.

Anne is the youngest of three siblings and was born and raised outside Oklahoma City, OK. She met and married the love of her life, Tom, and they have been married for 24+years. Their kids are the four-legged variety who had adopted them over the years.

Anne’s career was also her passion. She was an ‘American Sign Language Interpreter’ for over 25-years and taught ASL at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Since both were her passions, she says she felt like she had never worked a day in her life. In 2006, she became heavily involved in basset rescue and co-founded another one in 2011.

Anne, now retired, decided to move on to her next passion, the love of writing. She and her husband have rescued and fostered basset hounds for 20-years, so as Anne shares, “it felt natural to write children’s books with bassets as the characters. Our hounds provide the comic antics and inspiration for all my books. Thus, “Princess Caroline’s Adventures Series was born.”

Anne and her husband enjoy retired life and reside in the ‘Great State of Texas.’

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Princess Caroline of Basset Hound Kingdom is left in charge when her parents leave for a conference. She had hoped things would be simple, but an unexpected disturbance, an unsettling one, threatens to ruin her growing excitement about the upcoming ball. Strange things are happening all over the kingdom, things are going missing, and it’s all happening to people close to the princess. Is she the ultimate target? Has someone from her past resurfaced to wreak havoc in her life? Accompanied by her best friends, twins Willow and Daisy, the three make an awesome sleuthing team. But is there someone close to the princess at the palace who is leaking valuable information to the enemy? Who can the princess trust?

Anne Fifield’s early chapter book, Princess Caroline's Adventures Book 5: A Case of Unfinished Business, continues in the series of Princess Caroline and her sleuthing adventures in the Basset Hound Kingdom. Told in simple language so early readers can enjoy using their growing reading skills, and accompanied by black and white sketches, the plot follows Princess Caroline’s first exposure to addressing the community members. She is presented with growing concern over these unexplained happenings and the need to take action before things escalate. The princess and her two friends have solved mysteries before and, although the community members are seeking advice and direction as to what they should do, the princess takes matters into her own hands to solve the mystery, all while preparing for the upcoming formal ball. There are a lot of mysteries swirling around the palace, mysteries that even cast doubt on her friends – can she still trust them? With building tension, good descriptive narrative, and compelling dialogue, this fast-paced doggy mystery is a thrill to read. I especially enjoyed the dog-friendly remarks like Willow’s comment to Princess Caroline: “You’re a pawsome speaker.” Another great Princess Caroline read.