The Secret

Monday, August 2, 2010
“Don’t worry boy. I’ll see that your father has justice. You leave it to me.” Josiah watched him melt back into the muttering villagers, none of whom realized that a battle had threatened to break loose in the midst of them. As he watched, Josiah shuddered. It didn’t look like peace at all. It looked like war. 

Book: The Secret by Nancy Rue, Focus on the Family Publishing, 1996
The Secret (Christian Heritage Series, the Salem Years, 6) 
Genre: Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 11-15
Subjects: Love for one another, accepting differences in people
Summary: It is official. The Reverend is so afraid and so in the hands on the Putnams that he seems to be loosing his grasp on reality. And the Putnams have had enough of Josiah's family. The Merry Band is still attempting to bring good. Hope has even found an ally with one of the Putnam boys. But the others are worse than ever and they've got a plan of their own now - a plan to rid the world of Josiah and Hope... permanently.
Notes: Nancy Rue writes a powerful story. Set in the time of the Puritans, Josiah's family is not accepted as members of the Church as it is run by some corrupt men filled with hate. Yet when Josiah's family attempts to attend a different Church, they run into even more trouble. Josiah is struggling with how to become a dependable young man and wrestling with all these questions. There are alot of lessons in these stories of a young boy's growing up years, everything from religious differences to racial differences. This is the last book in the Christian Heritage Series, the Salem Years.
Recommendation Scale: 5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Isaiah 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


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