In the second book of the Adventures of Nick and Sam, the Perry twins begin a new school year in a new, Catholic school: St. Clare’s. As they adjust to life at a new school, the twins learn more about their family history, and town history, as they work on a class project for their teacher, Sr. Lucy. Nick tries to help his friend, Brad, understand faith better. Sam learns new things about her friend, Kim, whose parents are still in China. Their parents, school handyman Mr. Norm, and Sr. Lucy help the twins and their friends see why knowing the past is important for the present, and thus lead them to greater trust in the Lord.
Nicolas (Nick) and Samantha (Sam) Perry are twins in the Perry family. They moved with their parents, their brother Andrew, and their sister Lizzy, to Hope Springs in the summer. Hope Springs is a fictional town in the mountains of Colorado. This series presents the adventures of the twins, their family, their friends, and the people they encounter at school, church, and in town. This series presents Catholic culture easily and normally, and provides opportunities for readers to think about the consequences of words and actions. Some of the chapters early in the series appear in the Signs of Grace curriculum, and the Hope Springs “universe” expands out to McCusker’s Blue Christmas and will be featured in other stories to come. This series is written similarly to the Adventures in Odyssey series and the Magic Tree House series, and is recommended for readers ages seven and up, but can also be read by parents to younger children.