Yesterday my bestie and I spent about an hour in the local Family Christian bookstore. I wanted to find some new reading material for my avid 10 year old reader. I came across a series called Sisters in Time. They seem similar to the American Girl books only with a Christian perspective, which is important to my family.
There are 6 books and each book is a 4 in 1 book. Meaning each book has 4 stories in it. The books are quite thick and over 500 pages each so it will definitely take my daughter longer than an hour to read! Some story lines:
- Sarah’s New World by Colleen L Reece is a story about John and Sarah Smythe and their voyage to America on-board the Mayflower. In search of a country that will allow them to worship freely the Smythe family leaves Holland and faces the dangers of a sea voyage. After 2 months of struggle and hardship the Mayflower reaches the New World and begins the Plymouth colony.
- Rebekah in Danger by Colleen L Reece begins in late 1620 and is the story of Rebekah and Will Cunningham and the settling of New Plymouth. After the dangers and trials of a sea voyage new troubles await the Pilgrims. Who will survive till the spring? But help comes from an unexpected source – Indians. Through it all Rebekah and Will grow in wisdom and understanding.
- Maggie’s Dare by Norma Jean Lutz takes place during the height of America’s Great Awakening period (1744 -1745) and is Maggie and Evan Baldwin’s story. In the changing Boston society Maggie is caught up in her confusion of where she belongs and her feelings about slavery and the Revivalists. But when she meets Jonathan Edwards she sees herself as she really is and Boston society loses it charm while Boston’s poor and needy call to her heart.
- Lizzie and the Redcoat by Susan Martins Miller takes place around 1765 and is Lizzie and Joshua Murray’s story. Boston is in a time of upheaval and anger at the King over the Stamp Act is causing Boston’s citizens to take up arms and anyone sympathizing with the British soldiers in America was in danger. Amid the turmoil that is Boston Lizzie must decide where she stands.
So as you can see, definitely a great series for young girls.
As always, I try to look for a great deal. I shopped around and found that Walmart.com is the cheapest place for this series right now, priced a little over $6 for each 4 in 1 book. I went ahead and grabbed the other ones that I didn’t buy yesterday and I plan to give them to my daughter throughout the year. Definitely pleased with this series.
Just wanted to share in case anyone else is looking for some great books for your preteen.
I’d also love to hear more suggestions on great books for young girls or boys. Leave a comment and tell me what your kids like!