The Miracle at Tadley Ridge

The Miracle at Tadley Ridge by Sharon Kay Chatwell is a fictional story for children, ages 8-12. Come and follow CB and Scrub through their adventures one summer on Tadley Ridge. After all... God is BIG!

Written by Sharon Kay Chatwell

Cover Art by Laurie Davis

Juvenile Fiction, Ages 8-12, Christian, Mystery & Adventure

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ISBN-13: 978-0996440608 

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Here is Miss Hope; our new official "spokesmodel" for The Miracle at Tadley Ridge. Hope says that Tadley Ridge is one of her favorite books! (She is trying to get all of her friends to read it too!)

As you can see, Hope is wearing one of our new T-shirts! It says, "I had a SHOCKING Experience on Tadley Ridge." (Just like in the book!)

These T-Shirts will be available soon in our Store!

Thank you, Hope! I'm so glad you like the book! Besides being our spokesmodel, you can also be on our Marketing Team! 


Despite the drought, 11 year old Clara Beth Patterson (CB for short) is glad to hear that her 15 year old cousin, Fredrick (mercifully known as Scrub) is coming to Tadley Ridge for a visit.  But, just as he is getting used to life on The Ridge, their summer fun is threatened by mysterious events in town and the appearance of two strangers with a guaranteed Rain Machine. 

Aided by their wacky friends from the TRCMSHSSS class, will CB and Scrub solve the mystery, catch the bad guys, and save the town?  Possibly… But not before surviving a few adventures, causing their fair share of trouble, and having a whole lot of fun. 

What is the Miracle at Tadley Ridge?  Time to find out…

God is faithful, He provides, and He answers prayer…  What more could you learn in one summer?

A Great Gift Idea...

Consider an e-book or a printed copy for:

  • Children & Grandchildren (in 3rd - 6th Grades)
  • Family & Friends
  • Teachers in Christian Schools
  • Homeschooling Families
  • Church Libraries
  • Christian School Libraries
  • Sunday School Teachers

About the Author...

Sharon Kay Chatwell is a Christian author, who has written Bible lessons and fun skits for children for nearly 30 years. She wrote this book for kids to enjoy while learning about how God is faithful and how He often works in the ordinary details of our everyday life to do miraculous things.

At Sharon's website, Sunday School Center, teachers and church leaders may download lessons to use in their ministries for free. Many people visit it annually from all over the world. (God is BIG!)

Originally from Texas, Sharon and her husband, Rick, live in Nebraska now where they have raised their four children over the past 25 years. During that time they have come to love the Midwest, with its cloudless blue skies, vast rolling prairies, and four distinct seasons.

About the Illustrator...

Laurie Davis …is a beautiful Christian lady who has been a Texas watercolorist for over 30 years. Her art is part of her ministry, as she has donated many of her whimsical paintings to church and community fundraisers through the years.

Her artwork is collected across the US, but most of her work is in Texas. 

She and her husband are new empty-nesters; after raising two sons in a small town outside of Dallas. When she is not painting, Laurie can be found in her garden, with her big straw hat, cultivating next season’s bulbs or working on her flowers…

Laurie did the lovely watercolor that is featured on both the front and back covers of the book.

Answers from the Author...

Is Tadley Ridge a Real Place?

Tadley Ridge, Nebraska is a fictional place, just like the amazing geologic structure for which it is named. But the truths expressed in this story are as real as the mismatched couches in Youth Rooms everywhere.

With that said, we do have a lot of two-lane blacktops in Nebraska, and we would welcome you to come and follow any of them, in your own search for Tadley Ridge.

What is the TRCMSHSSS Class?

TRCMSHSSS (pronounced trik'-ʌm-ʃs) is an acronym for the Tadley Ridge Middle School/High School Sunday School Class (its official name.)  

It isn't actually supposed to be said out loud when you are reading. Mostly it's supposed to be looked at and when you see it you think to yourself, "Oh, yeah... that thing again..." and then you move on, knowing in your heart that it stands for all the kids in the Youth Group at CB's church.  

Of course, if you are reading out loud to a group... or if you happen to move your lips when you read... then just go for it.  Best Wishes!

Will there be another story with CB and Scrub?

Just like with other children, there are many stories about CB and Scrub.   If you like this book, be sure to watch for the two cousins when they make their return in TR-2: Lightning Strikes Twice.

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