warning: MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS SYNOPSIS!!! "Jakob and his sons Joseph and Christian were given to native tribes. The boys are adopted into separate Delaware clans and families. Jakob escapes from the Seneca and journey's hundreds of miles over rough terrain to find his way home where he finds his older children , Johannes and … Continue reading The Return, 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
"Abandoned by his parents and shunned from society, Vinegar Boy is certain he'll be adopted once Jesus removes the ugly birthmark that scars his cheek. But when he carries the drugged vinegar wine to a crucifixion, he finds himself face to face with the only One who can heal his face. Is there still … Continue reading Vinegar Boy by Alberta Hawse
"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
Yes, you get a bonus post! I didn't see any opportunities for posting this soon (on schedule), so I decided to do it today instead. 🙂 For those of you who don't know, my birthday was on the 7th. All of my wonderful friends and family who know me well also know that I love … Continue reading Books I got for my 13th birthday
"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
"Vi Travilla is about to take on a challenge unlike anything she's ever done before. Vi knows that her dream will not be easy to achieve, but she is little prepared for the complications that await her. Who will come to her aid as she confronts the unknown forces that are determined to end her … Continue reading Violet’s Bold Mission
"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
"The long days on the trail were filled with excitement for adventurous Carrie Talbot. And at the end of the trail waited more adventure--she was going to start a brand new life at the Indian mission established by her uncle. "Then a sudden encounter with an Indian raiding party left Carrie with more … Continue reading Captive Treasure, by Milly Howard
Yes, yes, I know that I have been doing a lot of blog tours recently, and I apologize for that, but... I love getting free books!! 😛 😉 (I am only doing the blog tour for Ivy Introspective today. 🙂 ) "Trapped in a world where she doesn't belong, twelve-year-old Ivy struggles to keep her … Continue reading Ivy Introspective: BLOG TOUR!!
"Palko is part of a mystery, several in fact, but he doesn't know that. The only mystery he knows is the one that involves the hidden cave and the secret book that shows the way to the Sunshine Country - and Palko longs to go there. He has heard that in that land there is … Continue reading Sunshine Country, by Kristina Roy
"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
Announcing... London in the Dark, by Victoria Lynn!!! London, 1910 Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. London is being ravaged by the largest run of thefts in recent history. His hunch that it is all tied together may put him and those he loves in more danger than he could … Continue reading London in the Dark BLOG TOUR!!!
"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
"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
This little book is full of great short stories that will convict you.
"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
"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
Alone yet not all alone: these words were of great comfort to Barbara Leininger during her days of captivity. Read the post to learn more!
Want a nice short story? Check out The Apprentices!
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I'm so excited to be here for my first blog tour! Ivy Rose is releasing her first book, and I am very happy to review it. Meet Ivy Rose and her debut novel, The Old River Road. This book is the first in a series of a yet-to-be-determined number of books based on the … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Old River Road
This is a wonderful book about a young girl as she learns about the Good Shepherd.
Fire by Night, by Loree Lough, is a Christian fiction book. It contains 137 pages and is the fourth book in “The American Adventure” series. This book takes place in Boston, MA during 1635. Fire by Night is about Phillip Smythe. In this book, a cyclone sweeps through Boston, and Phillip’s father’s … Continue reading Fire by Night, by Loree Lough
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 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
Terpsichore moves to Alaska during the Great Depression. Read the book to find out more about the pioneering Johnson family!
Picture from http://amazon.com About This Book: "Spring term at the Spirit Lake School had begun, and the one-room building is filled with the excitement of friends who have finally gotten back together again. But from the very first day, this spring term promises to be different than any other in the school's history. First, … Continue reading The Mysterious Hideaway by Lois Walfrid Johnson
About This Book: "In 1778, when Deborah Sampson was 18 years old, most girls her age were settling down and getting married. But Deborah had other ideas. She wanted to travel and have adventures-even if it meant dressing like a man! In 1782, The Revolutionary War was still going on. And no one suspected that the man … Continue reading The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern
About This Book: "It's no exaggeration to say that Rebekah and her family are in mortal danger. The first winter at Plymouth Colony is bitterly cold, many of the pilgrims are sick, and food is in short supply. Ten-year-old Rebekah does her part to help, taking long hours of chores and tending to the weak. She'll do all that … Continue reading Rebekah in Danger: Peril in Plymouth Colony by Colleen L. Reece
About This Book: "The Orphan Train Adventures begin in 1860 in New York City, where Mrs. Kelly, a young widow, realizes she cannot give her six children the life they deserve. Mrs. Kelly makes the ultimate sacrifice of love and sends them West on the orphan train to find better lives with new families. The children, … Continue reading A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon