Vinegar Boy by Alberta Hawse

       "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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Mysterious Hideaway by Lois Walfrid Johnson

                                                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

The Secret Soldier: The Story of Deborah Sampson by Ann McGovern

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

Rebekah in Danger: Peril in Plymouth Colony by Colleen L. Reece

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

A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon

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