Emily Sundberg has her life all laid out. She has a respectable job as a teacher and an idea of whom she should marry. But does God have a better plan?
Emily Sundberg considers herself a proper young lady of the twentieth century. But a decade ago she behaved more like a tomboy. So when the neighbor’s grandson came to visit one summer when she was thirteen, they became fast friends. Emily even got her first kiss—quite by accident.
Unfortunately Jake Edgerton told all the boys something else. Rumors circulated, and Emily caved from embarrassment and guilt. Meanwhile Jake returned home to Fallon, Montana and she never saw or heard from him again.
Over the years Emily has worked hard to prove to her peers and the people of Manitowoc, Wisconsin that, despite past mistakes, she is an upstanding young woman, one worthy of being a schoolteacher—and possibly Andy Anderson’s wife. But even with the passing of time, Emily has never forgotten Jake and how he nearly ruined her life…
And now he’s a US deputy marshal and he’s back in town!
Kristin Eikaas has her hopes set on a new life in America.
The year is 1848, and Kristin Eikaas has traveled from Norway to Wisconsin with dreams of a new life. But when she arrives, she finds one disappointment after another. Worse, her superstitious uncle now believes that his neighbor’s Oneida Indian wife has put a curse on Kristin. Everyone knows the Sundbergs put spells on people…
Everyone except Kristin. Her run-ins with Sam Sundberg only prove that he is a good man from a Christian family. But when her uncle discovers she’s been associating with Sam, his temper flares. To escape his wrath, Kristin gratefully accepts a job as the Sundbergs’ house girl, finding solace at the family’s spinning wheel.
In the time Sam and Kristin spend together, their friendship develops into much more, and Sam prays about a match between them. But opposition threatens to derail their newfound love. Will they have the courage to stand up for what is right—even against their own families?
When Kristin Eikaas arrives in America, she encounters prejudice and destructive superstition that is infecting the town. Will she have the courage to stand up for what is right—even against her own family? The year is 1848, and Kristin Eikaas has sailed from Norway to make a new life for herself in Wisconsin. It doesn’t take long for her Uncle Lars to warn her about the Sundberg family. When she asks why, Lars tells her that Karl Sundberg’s second wife is an Indian who “casts evil spells on the good people of this community.” Having just left the old country where superstitions abound, Kristin believes her uncle and heeds his warning. On the day after her arrival, the family attends the wedding of a fellow church member. At the reception that follows, Kristin meets Sam Sundberg and thinks he’s charming. Still, she can’t help but remember her uncle’s warning. After. . .
What have you found lately about Christian Historical Fiction that intrigues you? Here are a couple reviews and such that I have found interesting. 🙂 The Fire in Ember by DiAnn Mills book trailer was added Author Thoughts: Author Jody Hedlund on how an online presence helps make a best seller… Current Q&A with BJ Hoff Two part Interview with Love Inspired Historical author Laurie Kingery Historical and Contemporary author Kaye Dacus is having surgery Author Sarah Sundin announces the cover for her next book Blue Skies Tomorrow (Revell, August 2011) CHF Reviews: Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang (Reviewed by mama Mel of Mel’s Coffee Break) Nightingale by Susan May Warren (Reviewed & Interview by Renee of Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot) Nightingale (also reviewed by Tinas Book Reviews) Nightingale (also reviewed by A Sequence of Continuous Delights) A Prairie Christmas Collection (Reviewed at The Friendly Book. . .
Sorry for posting this one a day late. We’re having some AppleBlossom issues. – MJ It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Andrea Boeshaar and the book: An Unwilling Warrior Realms; 1 edition (May 4, 2010) ***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Book Group | Strang. . .