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Rebekah's Journey: an historical novel Paperback – July 30, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
personifies the disparate efforts on behalf of simple families to integrate their strong
spiritual beliefs into the systems of two different continents. Rebecca's journey begins in
England but moves seamlessly into the new and exciting setting of America. Quaker families were
staunch in their beliefs, yet desperately wanted to be accepted by society as a whole. The journey
taken by Rebecca offers few opportunities for her to bring financial assistance to her poverty-ridden
family back in England, but it does give her the chance she wouldn't have had otherwise to expand
the family vision of simplicity, authenticity and righteous living into the New World.
Rebecca's obsession with avenging her father's death,while bringing a measure of improved health for
her dying mother grips her constantly. As her brother's only chance to become educated and trained
for their future is never far from her consciousness. The quaint speech of the Quakers, the
peek into their spiritual lives, offers a richness to the story. The poverty of the
times is almost unbelievable, yet lends itself to new understandings of the austerity they
were immersed in. Great story, rich characters and exciting scenarios will keep you from
putting this novel down until you're finished.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What might have been an interesting historical novel for adults reads more like the writing by and for school children. Grammatical errors abound. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
This little novel was pleasant enough but obviously written for a younger audience than myself. It felt like a junior high history assignment with an emphasis on the establishment... Read morePublished 23 months ago by CBlairCreates
I could not finish this book. It seemed to be written for a juvenile reader rather than an adult. Even so, the writing style was bland at best, and it is quite a glorification to... Read morePublished on June 11, 2014 by Connie Ziemski
I returned my copy. May be okay for pre-teens and teens. Definitely won't hold the interest of an adult reader.Published on March 6, 2014 by Alexandra von Wrede
The story of a Quaker lass and her family. I found it riveting and would love a sequel. What faith they had in the 1700s to journey across the sea.Published on June 1, 2013 by Miriam Smith
This book is so exciting to read. It was very interesting to learn how the Quaker people in Philadelphia lived. I would recommend this book to everyone.Published on February 21, 2013 by Leeza Lowrie
Rebekah's Journey explores the 17th Century Quaker society. Beginning in England, Rebekah is forced into a life of indentured servitude after her father is killed. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Phil