Race For Freedom by Louis Johnson

RaceForFreedom.pngJordan escaped slavery once. Must he escape again?

Ashadowy figure lurks on the dark riverfront near the Christina. Libby is sure that it must be the cruel slave trader Riggs, who has vowed that no slave of his will ever escape alive. Does Riggs suspect that the runaway Jordan is hiding on her pa’s steamboat? Track Libby, Caleb, and Jordan in the second book of the Freedom Seeker’s series as they race to keep Jordon free from the clutches of slavery.

Libby and Caleb scan the crowds of passengers bound for the Minnesota Territory. Has Riggs slipped by and boarded the Christina unnoticed?

From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new lands, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense in the Freedom Seekers series.

The Rescue by Nancy Rue

TheRescue.pngBook 1 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Salem Years. The only chance of saving Josiah’s sister Hope from a deadly illness lies in the hands of a suspicious old widow — a stranger to Salem Village. Can she save Hope?

About the author: Nancy Rue is the author of over 100 books for adults and teens, including the Christy Award-winning The Reluctant Prophet, Unexpected Dismounts and Healing Waters (with Steve Arterburn), which was the 2009 Women of Faith Novel of the Year. She travels extensively—at times on the back of a Harley—speaking to and teaching groups of women of all ages. Nancy lives on a lake in Tennessee with her Harley-ridin’ husband, Jim, and their two yellow Labs (without whom writing would be difficult).

Elizabeth Gail and The Mystery at Johnson’s Farm by Hilda Stahl 

MysteryatJohnsonsFarm.pngElizabeth Gail Dobbs is a “welfare” kid. She’s the stereotypical foster child, determined never to love anybody again. But her resolve weakens as the Johnson family responds to Libby’s anger with genuine Christian love. Ultimately, Libby is adopted into the family of God. But clouds of mystery sweep over the Johnson farm as old secrets and new relationships mix. A great story with a great message for preteen girls.

About the author: Hilda Stahl was born and raised in the Nebraska sandhills. As a Young teen she attended Bible college, where she met her husband, Norman. They raised their seven children in Michigan, where she lived until her death in 1993.

Escape From Black Forest by Peter Doyle

Penny, Mark, and David thwart the scheme of Hoffmann who attempts to smuggleEscapeFromBlackForest.pngnuclear weapons from Russia, through Germany’s Black Forest, and into Iran.

About the author: Peter Reese Doyle is the author of the “Daring Adventure Series” for young readers, published by Focus on the Family as well as the historical series “Drums of War.” Doyle writes historical novels “to interest boys and girls in the origins of our American Republic and the principles for which our forefather went to war against Great Britain,” he says. “I want to cover the history of the war, using the form of historical fiction, to tell the real story of battles and events in that great struggle for personal liberty under constitutional government.”

A graduate of Washington and Lee University, Doyle and his wife, Sally Ann, live in Opelika, Alabama.