The world as Peter Miller knew it had changed. ‘War had come...’
The time is spring 1775, and the first shots of the American Revolution have been fired. Young Peter Miller sees his parents’ faith being tested by unreasonable officials.
Peter meets testing too. When his friends make war sound glamorous—when his cherished colt is lost to the claims of war—when the family’s possessions are confiscated—he is confronted with the question: Will you be a soldier of Christ?
(4th in series)
Twelve-year-old Daniel Miller hardly knew how to feel about his parents’ plans. Would they really cross the ocean to the land of William Penn? What an exciting idea!
Yet Daniel, grandson of the Hans Miller you first met in A Captain for Hans, and son of the Peter Miller you met in The Brickmakers, likes his snug home in the German Palatinate. An ocean voyage looks scary. Could they leave their life and friends behind?
(3rd in series)
The Peter Miller you met in Clyde the Rebel is now a wealthy farmer who moves in order to own more land. Peter and his family load a Conestoga wagon and travel to Canada in style.
The Paul Bolger family are slaves on a Virginia plantation and they are fleeing from cruel oppression. Always fearful of the slave hunters.
A route exists where slaves find lodging as they flee, the Underground Railroad. The Miller family meets and hides the Bolgers.
But the Bolgers can’t stay long. They must go on, following the Freedom Star. (5th in series)
Mother clasped Joanna’s hand and whispered in an awed sort of way, “We’re off. We’re on our way to Ohio!” The horses picked up speed, eager to follow the other teams. The big wagon swayed…
For Joanna Huber and her family, moving to the western frontier in 1803, this would be a long trip full of danger and adventure. They start off with a Conestoga wagon drawn by four horses, but when they come to Pittsburgh they load everything onto a flatboat and float down the Ohio River. Indians…bears…and river pirates…there’s lots of excitement in store!
And along the way, young Joanna learns the journey of faith, where God’s love is the guiding light as we travel through life.
Sixteen-year-old Peter strains his eyes down the mountain. Six painful weeks have passed since his minister father was rudely torn from his life by Anabaptist hunters. How will Peter and his family survive amidst the hardship, betrayal and persecution of sixteenth-century European Anabaptism? Always hunted and ever moving, yet always trusting in God. Amidst the heartache, Peter turns prodigal. Will he turn back to the church of his father, or will he follow the ways of the medieval world?
On his choice hangs his future. Follow Peter’s journey from his Swiss mountain refuge to the German valley of the Palatinate.
(2nd in series)
With high hopes John Rittenhouses’ parents join the surge of Mennonites into the American frontier. The Master Craftsman carves out young John’s faith and character in this budding wilderness where medical help is scarce and hard work, danger, and Indians are plentiful.
Will John’s sister Meg ever walk without pain? Should they stay on the homestead with warring Indians pouring over the mountains? John worries about his wild red-haired uncle Dan when he joins the army against Grandpa’s wishes. Then Dan is captured by the Indians. Will he ever return? But most importantly, will he repent of his wicked ways and give his heart to Jesus Christ before Grandpa dies?