Jim Baumgardner has written a trilogy of books about a girl named Sarah. I have been blessed to be able to receive all three of his Sarah books to read and review here for you!
Sarah is a 12-year old girl who is going through a very difficult time in her life; she is grieving over the loss of her mother. Her father passed away when she was too young to remember, so now she is an orphan.
Sarah's story is full of trials and blessings. She is courageous, and she strives to live a godly life and be a girl of truth. There is a lot in this book that shows a positive role model for girls being raised in godly Christian homes. I recommend this series of books by Jim Baumgardner.
Enter The 19th Century World Of Sarah And Her Friends...here is an excerpt From Chapter One:
It all seemed to have happened in one of those slow-motion moments. Actually, the horse heard it first-the rattle sound. The sound that leaves goose bumps on a big man’s neck. By the time the girl caught eye of it, Blackie had instinctively shied to the right.
“Snake!” Rachel pointed at the coiled serpent, its mouth gaping, fangs laid bare.
Blackie bolted. The sudden jerk slammed Rachel against the seat, wrenching the reins from her hands. Immediately she reached for twelve-year-old Sarah. Careening wildly along the narrow lane they furiously clutched at the buggy seat.
“Blackie!” Rachel screamed. “Whoa! Whoa, Blackie!”
The frightened horse raced on at full gallop while the reins dragged the ground. Mother and daughter tightened their grip and waited for Blackie to run himself out.
“Blackie!” Sarah screamed. “Stop, Blackie! Oh, please! Stop! Mama, I’m scared!”
Rachel shrieked louder, “Whoa!”
The lane curved sharply right, but the frantic horse dashed straight on. Ten feet into a meadow the buggy struck the outcroppings of a stump and shot Rachel down the seat smashing into Sarah. Flipping onto its side the buggy slammed the ground, digging in. Dirt and grass flew in all directions. Breaking loose from the splintered buggy, Blackie made a blue streak through the wild flowers and disappeared into the woods.
The dust settled - silence...
Go to Audible.com and listen to an excerpt from Sarah's Wish!
The audio book of Sarah's Wish contains 4 CDs with approximately 4 hours of audio listening, for $16.99 (includes shipping & handling).
Or, you may purchase the complete audio set containing all three Sarah books for $49.99 (includes shipping & handling).
I enjoyed reading Sarah's Wish, and I think your daughters and sons will, too!
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