The book is nicely woven around three courageous brothers who are related by blood, how they stay through thick and thin, and how unflinching they are when trouble gets them. Fast paced, the book is well-written on the themes of the importance of family, siblinghood, friendship, love, hope, and courage. The search for Uncle Barnaby leads them on the path to find out the truth and ultimately save the ranch their father left them by chasing away the enemy. I loved the book's many twists and turns and kept my fingers crossed when the brothers were dealing with the horse thieves and captain Grady. The book is a good fit for teen readers and especially for those who love tales of adventure.