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The Angelic Avengers

THE ANGELIC AVENGERS by Pierre Andrezel Lucan was an orphan who was employed as governess by a widower with three children.  When the employer became romantically inclined toward Lucan and asked her to become his wife, she fled and found shelter at the home of her boarding-school friend, Zosine.  Just at that time Zosine’s father […]

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My Friend Flicka & Thunderhead

My Friend Flicka & Thunderhead by Mary O’Hara. These are two books which belong together; the second one is a sequel to the first and is written about the same people and some of the same horses.  Both Flicka and Thunderhead are horses belonging to Ken McLaughlin who was the son of an army captain […]

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With a Dutch Accent

With a Dutch Accent by David Cornell DeJong  This book is the author’s attempt to write the story of part of his own life, the time from his earliest memories to the adolescent years which found him in a new country.  He writes of the town of Blija in Friesland, where he was born, and […]

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Burma Surgeon

Burma Surgeon by Gordon S. Seagrave, M.D. When the author of this book left for Burma with his young wife, the only surgical instruments he had were some broken ones salvaged from the wastebasket at John Hopkins.  He began his work in Burma as a medical missionary in the North Shan States.  Energetically he went […]

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Blessed are the Meek

“Blessed are the Meek” by Zofia Kossak. This is an historical novel which restores one of the critical periods of Christian history. It has as its background the history of the end of the twelfth and the beginnings of the thirteenth centuries. Francis of Assisi is the hero of the story, but Jean de Brienne […]

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Western Star

“Western Star” by Stephen Vincent Benet. This is a narrative poem about the “Spirit and the beginnings of America”, as the short write-up on the paper jacket of the book puts it. The first line of the poem is: “Americans are always moving on”. And after a thirteen-page prelude, the author tells the story of […]

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Paris Underground

Paris Underground by Etta Shiber It was purely by accident that Mrs. Shiber and her friend, Kitty, became involved in aiding British soldiers to escape from the German occupied territory around Paris. Mrs. Shiber is the widow of an American newspaper man, who after the death of her husband made her home in a Paris […]

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Look to the Mountains

Look to the Mountains by Le Grand Cannon, Jr. The story begins in Kettleford, New Hampshire, in the year 1769. Whit Livingstone shyly courts Melissa Butler and before they take the marriage vow, goes up the Merrimac River to find a new place to live. Melissa waits for him three months, after which he comes […]

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Small Sects in America

“Small Sects in America” by Elmer T. Clark. This book is the result of a lengthy and extensive investigation covering a period of fifteen years, in which the author studied the official literature and doctrinal pronouncements of the sects about which he writes, and even paid personal visits to the headquarters of some of these […]

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The Robe

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas The author of this rather popular novel has woven a story around the seamless robe of Christ, for which lots were cast at the time of the crucifixion.  Marcellus, a Roman tribune, through some political maneuvering, is sent to Minoa as commander of the fort there.  Part of his […]

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