Christian’s Hope | Ervin R. Stutzman

 

After being captured as a child during the French and Indian War, can Christian settle back into Amish farming life? Find out in Christian’s Hope, book three of Ervin R. Stutzman’s Return to Northkill series. Christian feels restless, and he misses his adoptive Native American family—who raised him as their own son. When faced with a life-altering decision, will Christian choose the Amish identity that his father desires for him? Or will he depart from his family and faith community yet again?


Today I am reviewing Christian’s Hope by Ervin R. Stutzman.

Here is a brief synopsis:

When Christian Hochstetler returns to the Amish after seven years in captivity, he finds that many things have shifted.

Captured as a child during the French and Indian War, Christian has spent much of his life among Native Americans, who cared for him and taught him their ways.

Now that Christian is home, his father wants him to settle back into their predictable Amish life of farming, and Christian’s budding friendship with Orpha Rupp beckons him to stay as well.

Yet Christian feels restless, and he misses his adoptive Native American family–who raised him as their own son. When faced with a life-altering decision, will Christian choose the Amish identity that his father desires for him? Or will he depart from his family and faith community yet again?

“Christian’s Hope” tells the story of the younger brother of Joseph and son of Jacob, whom readers have come to love in the first two books in the Return to Northkill series. Based on actual events and written by a descendant of the Hochstetler family, “Christian’s Hope” brings the sweeping epic of the Return to Northkill series to a soul-stirring end.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Christian has spent seven years in captivity, before returning to the Amish community. It’s no wonder that he misses the adoptive Native American family who raised him as part of their family.

You may want to read the first two books in the series, Jacob’s Choice and Joseph’s Dilemma, before reading this third book in the series, Christian’s Hope.

This story is based on actual events and written by a descendant of the Hochstetler family. If you enjoy reading historical fiction, with flashes of actual events, you will enjoy reading Christian’s Hope.

Happy reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

Ervin R. Stutzman

{MORE ABOUT ERVIN R. STUTZMAN}

Ervin R. Stutzman is author of “Jacob’s Choice,” “Joseph’s Dilemma,” “Tobias of the Amish,” and “Emma, A Widow Among the Amish.” Born into an Amish home in Kalona, Iowa, Stutzman based the Return to Northkill series on the life of his ancestor, Jacob Hochstetler. He has been featured on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Find out more about Ervin R. athttp://www.mennomedia.org.

 

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