- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: Aegypan (June 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1463801629
- ISBN-13: 978-1463801625
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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About the Author
Susan Bogert Warner (1819 - 1885), was an American evangelical writer of religious fiction, children's fiction and theological works. Some of Susan Warner's works were written jointly with her younger sister Anna Bartlett Warner, who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym "Amy Lothrop". The Warner sisters also wrote famous children's Christian songs. Susan wrote "Jesus Bids Us Shine" while Anna was author of the first verse of the well-known children's song "Jesus Loves Me", which she wrote at Susan's request. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top customer reviews
At first I thought, "Oh no. A preachy anti-slavery story." But it's much better than that. Her temptations and frustrations are very real. In the middle of the book, she is rescued from her overwhelming situation by a kind family friend and brought to school in the North. Again she must face real temptations - envious, spiteful roommates at her new school, and struggles (as well as failures) to truly follow Christ that are not easy and not won without suffering.
In the third part of the book, she is taken by her guardian to West Point military school, where she sees signs of the developing North vs. South conflict and must stand by her loyalties as a Christian, even though they conflict with a dearly loved childhood friend.
I didn't give this book five stars because it ended extremely abruptly (I didn't know there was more story in another book). Also, I didn't think the author put Daisy with the best man, and I hope this is corrected in the third book. Also, I didn't always think the author was exactly spot on in some of her character's conclusions about how a Christian soldier must act, although in most things the book did give me a lot to think about and some guidance I was lacking in my own life.