Northkill, by Bob Hostetler and J.M. Hochstetler

  "In 1738 Jakob Hochstetler and his family immigrate to America, seeking sanctuary from religious persecution in Europe and the freedom to live and worship according to their nonresistant Anabaptist beliefs. Along with other members of their church, they settle in the Northkill Amish Mennonite community at the base of the Blue Mountains, on the … Continue reading Northkill, by Bob Hostetler and J.M. Hochstetler

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Jeff McLean: His Courtship, by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Castleberry

"Follow the story of Jeff McLean as he seeks God's direction for his life. This book is written from a young man's perspective. A discussion of godly traits to seek in young men and women is included as part of the story." ~from Goodreads.com Title: Jeff McLean: His Courtship Author: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Castleberry Genre(s): Christian Contemporary … Continue reading Jeff McLean: His Courtship, by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Castleberry

There Was Always Laughter in Our House review

   Yes, we're back to the schedule I set forth at the beginning of the month! I do apologize for the mixed-up schedule; when I put it together, I didn't consider the blog tours that I signed up for. Well, hopefully now we can get back on track! 🙂     And, for those who are … Continue reading There Was Always Laughter in Our House review

BLOG TOUR!!! There Was Always Laughter in Our House

"What do you get when you mix two parents who grew up in the city, six kids who have always lived in the country, and add homeschooling? You get a whole lot of laughter!Homeschool graduate and author Sarah Holman shares stories about her family that range from thought-provoking to side-splitting. She shares both hilarious mistakes … Continue reading BLOG TOUR!!! There Was Always Laughter in Our House

Modern Prairie Sewing, by Abigail A. Long

   "Gone are the days of confusing instructions and difficult patterns. With this book, Modern Prairie Sewing, you'll discover that sewing doesn't have to be complicated at all. The 20 cleverly thought-out projects develop technical skills and include the author's secret sewing tricks to guarantee success. Some designs add design details that are cute and … Continue reading Modern Prairie Sewing, by Abigail A. Long

The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction

   "To write a powerful, meaningful Christian novel, you must embrace the soaring creativity inspired by faith, while also committing to the serious discipline required of an artisan. You must be able to weave a compelling story with an underlying message that deeply affects both your characters and your readers. "As fulfilling as the Christian … Continue reading The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction

The Teenage Years of Jesus Christ, by Jerry Ross

"Teenagers - Read this book! Discover the priorities of Jesus Christ when He was a teenager here on earth. Are they the same as yours? "Parents - Read this book! All parents follow some pattern when rearing their children. What better master plan than the plan of the Master? "Youth Workers - Read this book! … Continue reading The Teenage Years of Jesus Christ, by Jerry Ross

Movie Review: The Runner from Ravenshead

This is my first movie review. These past few months have had a lot of firsts (posts on Mondays, inspirational post, etc...)! 🙂 Plus, this is the 77 post on this blog! Wow! Time has flown by. Anyways, let's get on into the post. 🙂      "'Pilgrim's Progress meets Little Rascals' in this fun … Continue reading Movie Review: The Runner from Ravenshead

Wedding Designed by Email… KiirstiAan’s Nightmare?, by Shelia Holmes

      "The very last in at least a gazillion emails, through which the wedding was planned, has been sent! No more emails! Hurray! And, as far as is known, any past planning problems during that time span have been worked out. Today is her wedding and KiirstiAan is convinced that nothing can happen to plague … Continue reading Wedding Designed by Email… KiirstiAan’s Nightmare?, by Shelia Holmes

The Legend of Annie Murphy, by Frank Peretti

Starting today, I will be posting reviews on Mondays as well as Thursdays, Lord willing.  🙂 "In 1885, the Murphy mine struck gold. According to legend, Annie Murphy killed her husband out of greed. Just before she was to be hanged for the murder, she escaped. Now, 100 years later, there have been sightings of … Continue reading The Legend of Annie Murphy, by Frank Peretti

The Art Contest, by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick

  "Two days ago, the Nazis rolled into Marie’s hometown. With her mother trapped in the countryside and her father ordered to perform piano concerts for the invaders, the 12-year-old’s life is turned upside down. "When she learns there is more to her pianist father than meets the eye, Marie must work with him to … Continue reading The Art Contest, by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick

BLOG TOUR!!: Isolated, by Jordy Leigh

     "Fourteen-year-old Louise Stella flees into the forest to escape an intruder who would take her hostage. But by the time she returns to her house, her country has broken out in war and her home island has become a military base. Sharing the land with enemy soldiers, Louise’s only goal is to stay … Continue reading BLOG TOUR!!: Isolated, by Jordy Leigh

The Scripture Sleuth 3, by Matthew Halverson

      "Who stole the lumberjack statue? Is a peanut butter sandwich really powering the digital clock, or is it just a science fair scam? Why is there a mysterious skydiver in Pine Tops? Concord Cunningham can crack all the cases, but can you? In the third volume of unique Scripture Sleuth mysteries, Concord once … Continue reading The Scripture Sleuth 3, by Matthew Halverson

The Secret Church, by Louise A. Vernon

  "The Anabaptists are a small group of Christians who believe that everyone is a priest and should be able to study the Bible. They refuse to baptize their babies, and instead baptize adults on a confession of faith in Christ. Because of these heretical acts they are persecuted and sometimes put in prison. "Richard … Continue reading The Secret Church, by Louise A. Vernon

Enjoy the Poodle Skirt, by Kate Willis

"Rule one: Keep your hands clean. Rule two: Careful with the food trays. Rule three: Visit the soda fountain as often as you like, but don’t make yourself sick. Rule four: Enjoy the poodle skirt. "Canary is excited to spend a whole week helping her newlywed aunt and uncle run a 50’s diner along with … Continue reading Enjoy the Poodle Skirt, by Kate Willis

Touch the Sky, by Robert Elmer

     "Barely escaping a plane crash, Peter discovers a concealed handgun in the plane's cockpit. What is Matthias hiding? Who is involved in the nighttime rendezvous?" ~from Goodreads Buy on Amazon (my affiliate link; see the Affiliate Links page for more info) Title: Touch the Sky Author: Robert Elmer Genre(s): Christian Historical Fiction/Adventure Rating: Content: 5/5 My Review: … Continue reading Touch the Sky, by Robert Elmer

Before You Meet Prince Charming {Study Guide}

       "A young lady who is pure will shine with a radiant brightness in this world of darkness. How can a young lady stay physically and emotionally pure as she waits for God's best in marriage? What should be her primary focus? How can she build close relationships with her parents? How can she be … Continue reading Before You Meet Prince Charming {Study Guide}

The Twin Arrows, by Kate Willis

           "Two children. Two journeys. Twin arrows. "Ryla follows her father's parting instructions as closely as she carries his gift. Her protectors are kind, and safety is certain inside the convent's strong walls. But now she must leave and what lies ahead is uncertain... "Her brother Drewin won't wait any longer. The knight promised … Continue reading The Twin Arrows, by Kate Willis

The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser, by Hosanna Emily

   "'Rosy growled, and I knew she was pacing the porch. I sensed her uneasiness. Something was wrong. Rosy never barked at cars; why would she choose this one?'    "13 year-old Emily Kessler believes in God, but when she discovers someone trespassing in the middle of the night, can she learn to trust in … Continue reading The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser, by Hosanna Emily

The Candy Book Tag {my first tag on here!!!}

Hello, everyone! We're trying something new today- a tag! *for those who were wondering, I only do tags related to books on here. 🙂 So please tag me! (for tags like that) Neria tagged me. Thanks, Neria! I'm really looking forward to doing this. 🙂 APPLES I'll have to go with Neria's answer, since I … Continue reading The Candy Book Tag {my first tag on here!!!}

Peril on Providence Island, by C. R. Hedgcock

I am SOO sorry that I forgot to post yesterday; we had some missionaries that had spoke at our church on Wednesday over for lunch, and I played outside with the neighbor kids after they left, and then we had people over for dinner... crazy (but fun) day! Anyways, please forgive me for going off … Continue reading Peril on Providence Island, by C. R. Hedgcock

Autumn with the Moodys, by Sarah Maxwell

"Starting where Summer with the Moodys ended, the Moodys begin their new homeschool year. Not only is Mom experiencing morning sickness, but Maple, the eleven-week-old puppy, adds her twist of excitement. Packed into the book, you'll find the Moodys helping their grandparents move nearby, an emergency trip to the doctor's office, puppy training, birthday excitement, … Continue reading Autumn with the Moodys, by Sarah Maxwell

Brave the Wild Trail, by Milly Howard

   "Florida after the Civil War was one long stretch of wilderness. Men had to struggle to feed and protect their families. Armed with the eighteen-foot bullwhips that earned them the name of "Crackers," these men lived by hunting small game and by driving the wild yellowhammer cattle that haunted the scrub.    "Eben Bramlett's … Continue reading Brave the Wild Trail, by Milly Howard

Summer with the Moodys, by Sarah Maxwell

"Come along with the Moodys as they help a widowed neighbor, start small businesses for the children, enjoy a family fun night, live normal life, and wrap up the book with two special surprises! Woven throughout the book is the Moodys' love for the Lord and their enjoyment of time together. Children (parents too!) will … Continue reading Summer with the Moodys, by Sarah Maxwell

Escape on the Underground Railroad, by Nancy LeSourd

"Hannah’s world is shaken when she discovers her family’s involvement with the Underground Railroad. When runaways find their way to her Virginia home, she must decide if she will play it safe or join her family to help the slaves escape. In Philadelphia, her friend Sarah is drawn into the life of a seven-year-old orphan … Continue reading Escape on the Underground Railroad, by Nancy LeSourd

The Mystery of the Missing Map

    "Kate, Anders, and Erik have traveled to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where Kate's Irish relatives live as caretakers of an enormous mansion. Kate is excited to meet her cousin Megan for the first time, and it turns out the two girls could be twins- except something about Megan is very different. Will it keep … Continue reading The Mystery of the Missing Map

Beyond the River, by Robert Elmer

  "Spending the summer at their uncle's farm off the west coast of Denmark promises Peter and Elise Andersen freedom from the constant German patrols and bomb sirens that plague their home town. But on their first night at the sheep farm, a British bomber is seen lighting up the night sky- its engines in flames! "The plane … Continue reading Beyond the River, by Robert Elmer

Florence Nightingale: God’s Servant at the Battlefield

  "Florence went against the wishes of her wealthy parents and defied social custom when she took up a career that no respectable woman of that day would even consider. She became a nurse.   History knows her now as "The Lady with the Lamp." Night after night she walked among the cots of wounded soldiers, carrying … Continue reading Florence Nightingale: God’s Servant at the Battlefield

Missionary Stories with the Millers, by Mildred A. Martin

Experience thrilling adventure as the Christian missionaries on these pages meet witch doctors, disease, drought, hate-filled guerillas, a Bible thief and killer cats! Best of all, each one of these stories is based on an actual happening from the lives of real people.  Follow these missionaries as they respond to God's call.   Some of them … Continue reading Missionary Stories with the Millers, by Mildred A. Martin

The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea Cobb

Reviewed by April Nelson Rachelle Rea Cobb accurately combines history with romance in her novel, The Sound of Diamonds, in which she presents an exciting plot that shows the importance of truth and motive. This story takes place shortly after the Protestant Reformation and begins with Gwyneth, one of two main characters, being rescued from … Continue reading The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea Cobb

Indian Captive, by Lois Lenski

  "In this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenski reconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians. Meticulously researched and illustrated with many detailed drawings, this novel offers an exceptionally vivid and personal portrait of Native American life and customs." Title: … Continue reading Indian Captive, by Lois Lenski

Lalibela’s Wise Man by Matshona Dhliwayo

In his novella, Lalibela's Wise Man, Matshona Dhliwayo, tells the story of Christian, a man whose father has just died and who has no family but two hateful brothers. Alone and depressed, Christian is soon sent on a mysterious trip to visit a wise monk in Ethiopia, from whom he learns the importance of several … Continue reading Lalibela’s Wise Man by Matshona Dhliwayo

Millie’s Faithful Heart, based on the characters by Martha Finley

    Millie's Faithful Heart was based on the characters by Martha Finley.  It contains 224 pages and is the fourth book in the "A Life of Faith: Millie Keith" series.  This book is a fiction novel that begins in in the south during 1838. Millie's Faithful Heart is about a girl named Millie who … Continue reading Millie’s Faithful Heart, based on the characters by Martha Finley

Violet’s Hidden Doubts, based on the characters by Martha Finley

    Violet's Hidden Doubts was based on the characters by Martha Finley.  It contains 224 pages and is the first book in the "A Life of Faith: Violet Travilla" series.  This book is a fiction novel that begins at a Southern plantation in October of 1877. Violet's Hidden Doubts is about Violet (or Vi) … Continue reading Violet’s Hidden Doubts, based on the characters by Martha Finley

The School Story, by Andrew Clements

The School Story was written by Andrew Clements. This school story takes place in New York and contains 196 pages. This book is about a girl named Natalie Nelson. Her mom works at Shipley Junior, a publishing company. One day, on the way home from work, Mrs. Nelson mentions that the company needs more school … Continue reading The School Story, by Andrew Clements

Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally

  "This guide to radiant purity combines the thoughts and events in the life of a young princess with solid, clear teaching of Biblical convictions that young ladies today need to grasp. Through a captivating fairy tale, modern day examples, practical instruction and abundant humor, Sarah Mally challenges young ladies to turn to the Lord … Continue reading Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally