Messages from Henry

Rated 4.75/5 based on 13 reviews
Henry is special.
When Evelyn Bury becomes the unlikely victim in a random kidnapping, Henry flies to the rescue.
In the process, Henry enlists Tammy, Evelyn’s next-door neighbor and the lackadaisical authorities to assist in Evelyn’s escape. More
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 9,600
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476112565
About Rebecca Scarberry

Rebecca Scarberry was born in Southern California. She retired as a claims analyst for an HMO in Las Vegas, Nevada. She lives on a very secluded non-working farm in the Boston Mountains of Arkansas with her husband and five cats. She has devoted her time to writing fiction since 2009 and has self-published works in four different genres.

She published her debut, Messages from Henry in June 2012. It was written for young adults but many adults are finding it very entertaining. The sequel, Where Love Takes You, was published in August 2013. On December 10, 2012, she published a short story called, Rag Doll. This very short story is for adults only. It’s a spicy crime drama, and many readers were taken by surprise by the twist in the end. She’s now being compared to O’Henry. She has since published three children's picture books. It's called her Jumper series, about a funny red beach ball; telling the readers all about his adventures away from the toy store. Children, age 4 and up, want Jumper on TV. She has currently written the script for one episode and will attempt to make this a reality.
All of her books can be purchased on Amazon and elsewhere.

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Review by: Stephen Craig on March 27, 2013 :
Read this in one sitting. Beautifully structured and well paced. A story the writer should be proud of.
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Review by: KD Rush on Aug. 06, 2012 :
This is the type of book that would have gotten my children reading earlier. The hero of the story is an adorable white pigeon named Henry. It's up to him to save Evelyn, his trainer, after a kidnapping. The little homing pigeon takes us on a fast paced adventure, and is willing to do whatever it takes to bring Evelyn home, even if it means risking his own life.

The Adventures of Lassie, Nancy Drew, and now Messages From Henry, are on the future reading lists of my grandchildren when they're old enough to have an eReader.
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Review by: Hannah Fielding on Aug. 04, 2012 :
A fast-paced, intriguing, heart-warming read. Lovely for a spot of escapism on a Sunday afternoon.
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Review by: David P Perlmutter on July 22, 2012 :
Arrived home from a long walk by the sea and thought I'd read a story on the terrace, picked out this book and so pleased I did. Loved it. Without giving anything away, it is a charming delightful tale, that adults and children will enjoy alike.
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Review by: Wodke Hawkinson on July 13, 2012 :
I smiled when I recognized the names of some of the characters as being fellow authors. The tale kept me riveted. In fact, it was supposed to be a cozy bedtime read, in my mind anyway, but I kept myself awake to find out what happens next! A kidnap mystery, a devoted homing pigeon you can't help but love, a suspicious son with a suspiciously familiar name, a rascally boy with an equally suspicious name, a dedicated friend working with law enforcement to find the victim in time....it has all the elements of a great suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was well written and flowed perfectly from beginning to end.
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Review by: Donna Sadd on July 03, 2012 :
Devotion drives this fast-paced crime story about the bizarre kidnapping of Evelyn, an ordinary person just like you or me, and the depths this devotion goes to bring her home.

Homing pigeon Henry’s devotion to his ‘mom’ Evelyn will yank at your heart strings from beginning to end. This little guy’s love and determination to save her find him performing amazing feats of heroics time and time again.

Add the devotion of Tammy and Warren, Evelyn’s long-time friends, to the mix and the efforts of 3 unlikely heroes takes flight (pun intended). You’ll find yourself rooting for these characters while sitting at the edge of your seat! I recommend that you put this fine short story at the top of your TBR list. Better yet; why not read it now!
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Review by: Douglas Wickard on June 24, 2012 :
A small homing pigeon just landed on my windowsill...wait, there seems to be something tied to its leg. Hold on... this is what the note says:

I have been privileged to read MESSAGES FROM HENRY early on it its development so I am slightly biased. Plus, how often do you get to actually be a character in a novella? Exactly! Rebecca Scarberry has created a magical world and cast as the hero -- a homing pigeon named Henry -- as the unlikely rescuer. This novella was written for young adults, but I was charmed by its rendering -- suspenseful, fun, full of 'good-old-boy' characters -- I smiled throughout the entire read. Great job, Rebecca and I will await Henry's next outing...

Oops, he just flew away...
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Review by: Douglas Wickard on June 24, 2012 : (no rating)
A small homing pigeon just landed on my windowsill...wait, there seems to be something tied to its leg. Hold on... this is what the note says:

I have been privileged to read MESSAGES FROM HENRY early on it its development so I am slightly biased. Plus, how often do you get to actually be a character in a novella? Exactly! Rebecca Scarberry has created a magical world and cast as the hero -- a homing pigeon named Henry -- as the unlikely rescuer. This novella was written for young adults, but I was charmed by its rendering -- suspenseful, fun, full of 'good-old-boy' characters -- I smiled throughout the entire read. Great job, Rebecca and I will await Henry's next outing...

Oops, he just flew away...
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Review by: Linda Corbin on June 19, 2012 :
A great story that can be read by children and adults alike. Good job Rebecca! Congrats on your first novelette. Hope to see more from you in the future.
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Review by: William Hiles on June 19, 2012 :
This is an original and fun read. Love Henry! Recommended!
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Review by: David J. Avila on June 19, 2012 :
A homing pigeon as a hero? I know it sounds strange but true. Henry puts in as much passion into saving his master, Evelyn, as any action hero I know. This story reads very much like an action movie. The use of present tense makes the action and suspense more real. It's like being in the story and watching it unfold before you in real time.
I like the concept of using the pigeon as apart of the story and creating this cat and mouse game. If there was an element that didn't appeal to me was that the chase was too long. The police would eventually arrive on the scene just a split second too late again and again and again.
I liked the detective work of the main character and her observations bring about a great ending to the chase. Henry is a great hero and you will cheer him on through the whole story.
Messages From Henry is a short story that I recommend to read.
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Review by: Des Birch on June 18, 2012 :
Touching YA story about the close relationship between a woman with a very special pet. All told in the fast-paced present tense with a kidnap and a police force too slow to solve the case in time, it is left to Henry, a pure white homing pigeon, to deliver messages and clues that could save her owner's life. Will they manage to follow the clues and get there on time?
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Review by: David H. Keith on June 17, 2012 :
This is a cute story that just happens to contain a goodly measure of suspense. Although it's not really adult fare, I can see where teenagers and young adults would enjoy it. I found myself caught up in the uncertainties of the story and wondering what was going to happen to Henry. Ms. Scarbery wrote a fine wee tale.

David H. Keith
www.novemberfirstpublications.weebly.com
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