The Baker Family Adventures

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Summer of Suspense

Summer of SuspenseWhen Phil, Abby, Andy, and Tom Baker hear that their cousin Millie will visit their farm for the summer, little do they imagine what a dreary time they will have with the snobbish girl. But when Millie disappears, life quickly becomes anything but dreary. What starts out as a summer of chores and horse-riding on the farm turns into a cross-country adventure, as the Bakers find themselves matching wits with a notorious jewelry thief who pulls them into her web. Aided by a seasoned detective, the Bakers confront numerous dangers in their search for Millie, all while attempting to foil the plot of a major crime ring — making it a summer they will never forget.

Filled with mystery and intrigue, Summer of Suspense is about Christian courage, humility, submission to authority, and repentance.

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This is a tale of great imagination, with unusual and amusing ‘edge-of-your-seat’ twists. I stayed up late reading as each page brought more ‘what will they do now?’ intrigue that made it hard to put down. My daughters found it an exciting and fun story, with unusual storyline, accessible and suitable for ages 9-14.” – Mrs. S. Oliver

Peril on Providence Island

Peril on Providence IslandThe Bakers are full of excitement as they head to the English countryside to celebrate Grandfather Wilson’s eightieth birthday. When an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease tells a tale of treasure lost on the high seas, the Bakers are sure she has confused reality with fiction. But as they find information that supports Old Marge’s story, they begin wondering whether there is truth in it after all.

Can the discovery of an ancient treasure help Old Marge stay in her beloved cottage and out of a nursing home? This question sends the Bakers on a swashbuckling adventure of mystery and peril, following an old diary through mysterious caves and a maze of clues in search of the missing treasure. Along the way, their quest is marked by amazing providences that point to this key conclusion: God’s ways are always right.

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“This book was just as good as, if not better, than Summer of Suspense.
I really appreciate the strong, Biblical values Miss Hedgcock portrays throughout this whole series and I can’t wait to read more of her work.” – Bekah O’Brien, author of Martha’s Fun Summer

“You can’t help turning page after page, in fact several times I had to stop reading so that I would not read the whole book in one day! And it was certainly unpredictable. I would say the age range is about 10-13. Recommended for anyone who enjoys reading about family adventures with an air of mystery.” – Lily R.


Riddle of the Ruby Ring

Riddle of the Ruby RingThe skies are clear, the weather is beautiful, and the Bakers are eager to welcome a new family, the Wilburs, to the farm next-door. Phil, Abby, Andy, and Tom Baker are learning how to relate to their new friends when they discover a mysterious crate hiding an ancient ruby ring which triggers strange activity on the Wilburs’ farm. A trail of clues leads to two conflicting stories of strife in the Old West, but it seems that the theft and aggression surrounding this ring haven’t stayed in the past. When the safety of both families is threatened, it’s up to the Bakers to figure out what is going on before it’s too late.

Can the Bakers bring an end to a legacy of conflict and restore honor to a tarnished family name? Can Andy learn the secret of his older brother’s courage? And, can they solve the baffling riddle of the ruby ring?

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The Treacherous Trail

Treacherous TrailThe Bakers and the Wilburs have become such good friends that they decide to vacation together at a lovely wilderness lodge. While the ladies and girls enjoy the lodge’s luxurious facilities, the men and boys go camping in the surrounding wild. They expect their greatest thrills to come from horse-riding, canoeing, and hiking, but the trip changes when they find an injured hiker. Then the hiker disappears with most of their supplies, and they’re stranded with little food, no communication, and a long trip back to civilization. What’s more — there are some very strange things going on in this forest, and the mysterious hiker seems to be at the center of them. Mr. Baker must get his team back to safety with no supplies or means of contact, saddled with a thief who will not speak. Phil is forced to act like a criminal when thrown into a company of bad men, and the twins must survive in the wilderness with a man they do not trust.

Who is really Jigson? What is going on in the forest? And will they come out alive?

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What readers have been saying

“C. R. Hedgcock’s stories are fun, intriguing, and good reads for the whole family. Her characters are relatable and teach children great lessons through their examples. Get ready for adventure, suspense, and lots of family fun!” – John J. Horn, author of the Men of Grit series

“I read the first two books in the Baker Family Adventure series and I’ve re-read them several times since. They teach important Biblical principles while at the same time your heart is racing from excitement and suspense! Thank you Miss Hedgcock for clean, exhilarating & God honoring mysteries.” – Journey, 15

 Prisoner of the Pyrenees

The BakersCover front are minding their own business when Briosa Del Quera bursts into their lives. She is an orphaned Catalan girl who is still reeling from her grandfather’s death. His last words instructed her to find people called ‘Baker’ and get in contact with a secret agent they know—but Jigson has gone missing in suspicious circumstances and not even his agency is able to contact him.

Detective Mortimer says that Mr. Jigson was last seen in the Pyrenees mountains, and the Bakers are determined to find him and help Briosa get to the bottom of the plot against her grandfather. But as their journey through northern Spain becomes a breathless race to avoid villains and meet allies, they begin to wonder if Briosa has really told them everything. . . .

From a desperate car-chase to a stealthy escape from a Spanish fortress, the Bakers are tested to the limits of their courage and their trust in the Lord. Can they find Jigson and stop a global conspiracy, or will they all become prisoners of the Pyrenees?

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Prisoner of the Pyrenees is one of C.R. Hedgcock’s best, if not the best book in the Baker Family Adventures series! Fast-moving and filled with adrenaline, yet with a solid Christian worldview, it is suitable for readers from ages 13 to 18.” – Joshua L.


Iceland Intrigue

Phil, grieving the loss of a friend, is more determined than ever to keep his family out of an adventure – when they discover an organization with a machine that can trigger natural disasters, they know they’ve landed right in the middle of one. The organization leader says he wants to help the world, but with an old enemy at his right hand, his claim is hard to believe.
If the Bakers foil the plan of one villain, could they end up furthering the plans of a worse one? How does Sigurd know so much about both of them?
With the organization on the brink of unleashing destruction in a land of fiery volcanoes, and the future of the world at stake, the Bakers have to beat the countdown of “Earthquake the 2nd” and find out how much of the situation they understand … and how much is still intrigue.

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Caitlin Hedgcock always amazes me with her plot lines. They are new, intriguing, exciting, thrilling, interesting, CAPTIVATING, amusing, and thought provoking. This book is fairly thick, but I read it in every second of my spare time and finished it in a day or two… I had such a hard time putting it down.

This is the best Christian fiction book I have read in a loooooong time. I could tell y’all everything I love about this book, but I don’t want to spoil it! I highly encourage you to get one for yourself and figure out why so many people love them so very much! :D” – Amazon Customer

Hunting in the Highlands

After the perils of Iceland, the Bakers  plan to enjoy a relaxing vacation with their relatives, the Drakes, in Scotland. Andy goes deer stalking with Uncle Clive, Abby goes horse-back riding and sightseeing with Phil and their cousin Millie. Tom travels with his parents to the Isle of Bute.

Three incidents throw the trip into a spiral of confusion, and, scattered across Scotland, the Bakers have clues that don’t seem to belong to the same puzzle. A government weapon has fallen into the hands of a top-secret  academy, and the only way to stop the spread of dangerous lies is to find the weapon and discover the significance of the name ‘Haelix.’

Who was the desperate poacher? Can Millie help Detective Mortimer solve the mystery while the Bakers’ favourite secret agent is being pursued in a relentless Highland manhunt? And can Phil and the twins reach him before it’s too late?  Find out in Hunting in the Highlands. 

A race across the moors, a clue beneath the waves of Loch Ness, and an ever-shifting game of strategy—everyone is hunting for a long-hidden message that could affect the future of the free world.

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“Another amazing book from C. R. Hedgcock! Filled with excitement for all ages. Our entire family loves this series!” – Stephani P.

“My daughter loves these books…the adventure, mystery and how the characters work together! We are hoping there are many more to this series :)!!” – Julie T.

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83 thoughts on “The Baker Family Adventures

  1. We are on book three and enjoying every minute. We read it together and love how our children can relate to the charecters in your story. Thank you for writing Christian books that we can all enjoy together. We have two questions. Were you homeschooled and do you have more books in the making? Thank you for all your hours of work.Take care.
    The McKenzies

    • Thank you for sharing this feedback; I am always greatly blessed to hear how the Lord has used the books in real lives and families.

      To answer your first question, I went to a private Christian school in my early years and transitioned to homeschooling from eighth grade onwards. As for writing, yes! I am working on a historical novel right now and hope to revisit the Baker family sometime in the future.

      God bless!

  2. I have the first two books of the Baker Family Adventures and didn’t know there were more books to the series until now. I really want the other three books to complete the series. I also hope you can keep adding on to the series. I really like reading the books.

  3. My daughter just started reading your books. She is 10 and loves to read every minute of her spare time. So it can be challenging to provide enough wholesome books for her. THANK YOU, for your books. Please keep writing more for kids. Waiting in anticipation for your next book. May God Bless you tremendously for providing these wholesome books for our children to read.
    Tammy Kainz

  4. Dear Caitlin,

    Our family loves your books! When I first read Summer of Suspense, I decided it was the most exciting book I had read since Lord of the Rings. 🙂
    There are so many aspects of your books that we enjoy. The the element of family, the horses, their steadfast faith in God, their good examples, and over it all, the edge-of-your-seat adventure, the plot twists…the list could go on and on.
    When Prisoner of the Pyrenees came out, I read it aloud with my 8-year-old sister, and she loved it. We lent the books to another family (close friends of ours), and they loved them so much they bought their own copies. I’m so thankful for your work in making these family adventures, and I pray that God will bless you in your life and in your writing.
    You’re also an inspiration to me in my own amateur efforts at writing. 🙂 I loved your blog post about your writing process.
    Thank you for what you do, and we can’t wait for another Baker Family book! The last one left us on such a cliffhanger!

    In Christ,


    • Dear Elizabeth,

      Wow! Thank you for the lovely message. I am thrilled that you’ve enjoyed the series, and specifically those elements that I’ve been consciously aiming to cultivate. It’s a privilege to hear from readers, and to know the Lord has answered my prayer that the books would be a blessing to them.
      I encourage you to keep on with your writing! It’s wonderful that our written words can touch so many more people than we are likely to meet.

      May the Lord bless you!

  5. I love the books! My mom bought me Summer of Suspense for my birthday and I loved it. I just finished Prisoner of the Pyrenees! I want to read Iceland Intrigue soon. Please keep on writing!


  6. I LOVE your books.I got book 1 for Christmas and bought the rest.They inspired me to write Christian mystery novels.I’m working on the second draft.My favorite characters from your books are Phil,Andy,Detective Mortimer and Jigson.When will you release book 7?Are you allowed to tell?
    I hope soon.

    Parker Hankins

    • Thank you for the note, Parker! It’s wonderful to hear that you’re writing your own Christian mysteries, and are on the second draft already. Keep it up 🙂
      The aim is to have book 7 ready in time for a Christmas release.

  7. Hi, I’m Alatheia Shrader and we ( me and my nine siblings) love your books !! Thank you so much for not just writing great books but also includes biblical truth,
    it is nice to read and then be challenged to do more for christ. I’m a M.K. and some times it’s hard but these books help to remind me to just trust him with everything .We really appreciate all the work and time it took to wright the Baker family books 1-6 and can’t wait for 7 ☺

  8. Miss Hedgecock,
    I really enjoy you books and can hardly wait to read #7! Will you be writing more Baker books? I hope you will! They are my favorite fiction series.
    I think I got the first one when I eight or nine. My favorite characters are Jigson, Andy, Abby, and Phil.


  9. I got Hunting in the Highlands for Christmas and absolutely loved it. This is one of my favorite book series. Reading Hunting in the Highlands made me want to back and read the first book again. I just started it and almost finished. I can not put your books down. Thanks for such a great Christian book series.

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  11. Dear Caitlin,
    I Just wanted to say how much my family and I really REALLY enjoy your books–we talk about them a LOT(especially about Jigson and haelix)!!!! The Baker Family is our favorite series and we have read them all several times, we can’t wait till the 8th one comes out!!!!!
    Thank-You so much for writing such interesting, adventure filled, intriguing books with amazing characters!!! Keep it up!!!!

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  15. Mrs. Hedghock, I am 13, and I just wanted to tell you, that you are an amazing writer. I really really really enjoy your books. The Baker Family Adventures are my favorite book series. So thanks for all that you do!!!

    P.S. Have you written any more books besides the Baker Family Adventures?

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  17. Hi C. R.! I’ve read all of the Baker’s adventures (1-6 multiple times) and LOVE them! I’m always on the edge of my seat! I noticed in November you said Lord willing you’ll write another. Do you know when that will be? I can’t get enough of them! I want to know more about Jigson and Miss Vernon’s background. I also saw on another post that you wrote a historical novel a while ago. I’d love to read it as well and anything else you’ve written! Where would I find it? Your books are very encouraging and I like to see how the family grows through their unplanned, scary, and sometimes near death experiences. I also think they’re some of the most well written books I’ve ever read. May God be glorified in your work.

    • Hi Katie,
      Thank you for your lovely message; that was a blessing to read! Amen, may He be glorified. I do not yet know when Baker 8 will be finished, but I am working on it and will be sure to announce its arrival here on this website. The historical novel draft is in need of a lot of work, but I’d love to dust it off sometime and polish it up.
      Blessings to you!

  18. I started reading your books a couple years ago. I took book 3, 4, and 5 with me when we went to Honduras. We were there for two weeks, and I finished all of them in the first week! I hope you keep writing for a long time. Do you know when your next book is coming out?

  19. I love that you have incorperated adventur and mystery while still including family and scripture. thanks so much! I haven’t readf number seven yet (it is on the way and I can’t wait for it to arrive) and I am SO exited that there is a book eight coming!! Please keep wrighting. your books are amazing. I read them over and over.
    God Bless Stephanie Johnson

  20. Thank you so much for writing these books! They are a blessing to me and my family!
    Keep writing!! I have read books 1-7 and can’t wait for the 8th. I read them all in under a week!!!
    My favorite book is either 1, 5, or 7.
    May the Lord bless you and keep you!!

    P.S. I met a Abigail Baker a few weeks ago!!

    • Thank you, Fern, for your sweet comment (and what a lovely name you have!).
      I’m so glad to hear you’ve enjoyed the books. Wow, that is impressively fast reading; well done!
      Abigail Baker, ah, that must have been fun 🙂

      May the Lord bless you too!

  21. I just finished Rescue in the Rockies (finished reading it in seven days)! And as with all the other books, it was great!!! I’m looking forward to your next one. 😉 Out of all, my favorite in the series is Iceland Intrigue. But I love them all. They are really good books!!!! And I highly recommend them!

  22. Hey, this is for one of my friend who is out there.
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    D**** K***
    Baker Family Adventures are aaaawwwwesome!!!! I finished the Rescue in the Rockies in two days!!

  23. I’ve read the whole series and love them! (Couldn’t wait, had to get book 8 on kindle! 🙂 )
    Now I’m reading them aloud to my younger brother, who also loves them! We are know reading Riddle of the Ruby Ring.
    Thank you so much for writing these books Miss Hedgcock!

    • Stephanie, thank you for getting in touch! That is so sweet that you’re reading the books aloud to your brother, and I’m really glad you’re both enjoying them. Writing them was a pleasure, something I’m so grateful the Lord enabled. Praise Him!

  24. You wrote in the 8th book that the Bakers grandparents live in Wyoming, where do the Bakers live? You said it was a two hour ride to there grandparents farm.

  25. I just finished reading “Rescue in the Rockies” and loved the book! For a while, “Prisoner of the Pyranees” was my favorite, but now “Rescue in the Rockies” is shaping up to be my new favorite! I was just wondering, will you be coming out with a 9th book? If so, when?
    Thank you!!!

    • Thank you so much for that feedback, Kirsten! It’s fun to hear which of the books people like and why 🙂
      I’m not sure yet regarding a 9th book — it would be great to see what the Bakers get up to next, but I doubt it would be particularly soon I’m afraid. Thank you for asking, though!

  26. Hi there Miss Hedgcock!
    I know you’re very busy, so I completely understand if you aren’t able to respond to this comment ❤
    I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all of your hard work over the years and your dedication to producing quality christian literature that honors the Lord and edifies others. You have no idea what a breath of fresh air it is to have something good and Christ-focused for kids/adults/teens to read which motivate people to continue steadfastly after the Lord, build lives on Christ, nourish and forge strong family/sibling relationships, and be a witness — no matter where we are.
    I love reading and re-reading the Baker Family Series…. Honestly, they read like movies! All of my siblings love them and we are so thrilled whenever a new one is in the works. 🙂
    Also, you are one of the main authors who have inspired me to write. I am mainly an artist and illustrator right now, but it's always been a dream of mine to craft good, wholesome literature for children as well. Lord willing, that'll become a reality at some point. ❤
    Thanks so much again!
    Praying for you…
    Your sister in Christ Jesus,
    Callie Sullivan

    • Callie, thank you so very much for your comment! It is such a blessing to hear how the Lord has answered my simple prayers for the books, that they would be a blessing to others. 🙂 May He lead and guide you in all of your creative endeavours! Art in its many forms is so impactful; what a joy to be gifted in this way and using it for Him!

      Please excuse my delay: I am very busy indeed, but it’s a pleasure to read such kind words even if I can’t reply in a timely manner. Thank you, and may the Lord bless you! ❤

    • I wholeheartedly agree!! Someone should make movies…BUT, they would need to be rendered accurately (to a “T”), done high-quality, and (assuming several movies would need to be made– one for each book) not dropped midway! ❤

    • Yes!! There needs to be a 9th . . . Briosa & Phil’s courtship needs to happen, Andy’s piloting career needs to “take off” (pun intended LOL ❤ ), and so many other things . . . .

  27. I’ve been reading and re-reading your books for years and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! I can’t wait to see what’s next after Rescue… Did you publish the historical novel you talked about awhile ago? I’d love to read anything you’ve written!!

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