A boy coming of age in a time of war
the love that inspires him to survive.
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For ten year-old Jeremiah Prins, the life of privilege as the son of a school headmaster in the Dutch East Indies comes crashing to a halt in 1942 after the Japanese Imperialist invasion of the Southeast Pacific. Jeremiah takes on the responsibility of caring for his younger siblings when his father and older stepbrothers are separated from the rest of the family, and he is surprised by what life in the camp reveals about a woman he barely knowshis frail, troubled mother.
Author Lori Bentons debut novel Burning Sky: A Novel of the American Frontier (WaterBrook Press, August 6, 2013), has been announced as a Finalist for The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) 2014 Christian Book Awards®, honoring Christian publishings best book and Bible releases of the year. Winners will be announced at the ECPA Awards & Anniversary Banquet, April 28, 2014, at Focus on the Familys campus in Colorado Springs, Color.
Bentons writing transports readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. Masterfully creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, Benton skillfully brings them together in the bonds of God’s transforming grace.
Before WaterBrook Press acquired Burning Sky, historical novelist Lori Benton had been on a nearly 20-year journey [ … ]
Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love
In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesnt come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance.
Like a beautiful patchwork quilt, the three novellas in The Quilted Heart tell stories of lives stitched together with love and Gods unending grace.[ … ]
Sometimes a secret must be kept for the truth to be revealed.
When a suspicious accident occurs at the famous Dinsmore Chocolate Factory in Sinclair, Kansas, Caroline Lang goes undercover as a factory worker to investigate the circumstances surrounding the event and how the factory treats its youngest employeesthe child workers. Carolines fervent faith, her difficult childhood, and compassionate heart drove her to her job as an investigator for the Labor Commission and she is compelled to see children freed from such heavy adult responsibilities, to allow them to pursue an education.
USATODAY.com recommends Burning Sky by Lori Benton stating, With a flow of tale reminiscent of the brilliant Laura Frantz, Burning Sky is, by and far, a story in the best sense of that word and debut novelist Lori Benton is a storyteller who should earn reserved seating in the historical romance section of your bookshelf.
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