Saturday, January 29, 2011

52 Books in 52 Weeks - Written on the Wind and Lion of the North

Written on the Wind (Daughters of Fortune, Book 1)Written on the Wind (Daughters of Fortune, Book 1) by Judith Pella
This was an exciting book. I liked it a lot. I classify it as a Christian, historical fiction, romance, drama, novel. How do you like that description. The book is set in 1941. The main characters are three females members of one family. One is journalist who travels through Europe during the war, one is a singer, one a college student. Her family, a few collegues and boyfriends are the supporting characters.The main part of the book takes place in Russia during 1941 when Hitler was invading. The plot was exciting and kept me reading. The Christian part of the story is not very strong yet. The mother of the girls is a Christian and the youngest daughter is also.I have ordered book 2 of the series from the library and I am looking forward to it coming in and to getting to read it. My library has all 4 of the books in this series and so I plan to read them all in the coming month or so.

The Lion of the NorthThe Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus and the Wars of Religion by G.A. Henty
My boys and I love G.A. Henty. His book are historically accurate and the main character is always a moral guy that you would want for a hero for your boys. This book is about the first half of the Thirty Years War (1618-48) . The hero sixteen-year-old Malcolm Graheme is a Scottish young man and he, along with many of his countrymen sign up to fight in the army of the great Swedish King, Gustavus Adolphus. In the disciplined ranks of the Scotch Brigade we also meet Mackay, Hepburn, and Munro, every one of them a hero, and destined for greatness. Malcolm Graheme is right in the middle of things, finding himself in adventure after adventure as they fight their way across Germany. With daring and courage, Malcolm outwits and outfights his opponents, goes “undercover” as a clockmaker, rescues a maiden, and... I won't tell you how it ends.

George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) is getting popular with homeschool boys and hence homeschool mom's. Henty's stories follow a brave and upright young man through a series of adventures during great historical happenings (usually great happenings of British history). Teaching lessons largely contrary to today's world including bravery, daring, military service, etc. So, if you are interested in historical fiction set during the Thirty Years' War, then I highly recommend this book to you... and it's sequel Won by the Sword: A Story of the Thirty Years' War.

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The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus and the Wars of Religion

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The Lion of the north: A tale of the times of Gustavus Adolphus and the wars of religion
The lion of the North, a tale of the times of Gustavus Adolphus and the wars of religion
The Lion of the North: A Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus Kindle edition

So that is book number 2 and book number 3 of 52 for the year. Here is my Reading 2010 - 52 Books in 52 Weeks page I also added them to my Reading 2010 - 100+ Books Challenge page. Some other books have been added to the 100 books in a year list that don't count here because they are juvenile. For the 100+ book challenge I am up to 6/100. I have also added one book to my Reading 2010 - Winners Challenge because one of the books I read to the boys was by award winning writer Jean Fritz.

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