When the peace of her town and family is disturbed by the beginning of the Revolutionary War, is there any way Betsy can find hope after the horror of one day’s tragedy?
Joanna becomes an indentured servant in New England after her father’s death on a ship going to the New World leaves her penniless.
When his family is placed in a concentration camp during World War II simply because they are Japanese, Nathan must hold the family together.
A young mapmaker is in prison in New Spain, on trial for defrauding the king of Spain of his rightful one-fifth of the treasure that was found by an expedition the mapmaker had been on.
Ben Taylor, adoptee, struggles to balance his professional life and spending time with his children—and just about the time he reconnects with his real family, his life spins out of control.
When the law begins requiring his children to study topics he does not approve of in school, Ben Yoder moves his family to Mexico.
Ramona is learning to get along with Beezus as they work together to avoid having to stay with friends after school and to help their aunt and mother.
The children who attend a one-room school, and their teacher and families, struggle to survive the worst winter on record.
When she wanted to write an Amish novel, a young woman spent a week living with an Amish family to learn their lifestyle firsthand.
Posing as a slave in order to gain entrance to the Confederate White House, Mary Bowser tries her hardest to get information to the Union.
After the death of her parents, Marie finds herself in a Midwest farming community, far from her home in New York City, among people with a quite different view of God than her family had.
Teenaged Bill Tidd has a lot to worry about already, with having to protect and provide for his little sister, when war breaks out with the Indians and he is expected to do his part.
Jerome Kildee moves to a house deep in the forest on a mountain in California, looking for peace, but his house is overrun by raccoons and skunks.
The long, cold winter when the girls have to stay in the house is broken up by Laura’s fifth birthday.
When Christy goes to Cutter Gap, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Tennesse, to teach school, she enters a foreign world.