Millie’s Unsettled Season

Friday, December 28, 2012
“Oh, Aunt Wealthy,” Millie cried, as Wealthy’s boot touched solid ground. “It’s decided!” “My child, what is it?” asked the older lady, dropping the letter to take the girl’s hand and draw her to the sofa. “What is decided?” Millie spoke with a determined effort to be calm. “This morning at breakfast, Pappa told us- us children, I mean- he and Mamma had talked it over last night, and you know they have been praying about it, and…” “And?” Wealthy clasped Millie’s hand to her heart. “We are going to move … to…to… Pleasant Plains, Indiana.” “The frontier!” Wealthy gasped, sinking back on the coach.
Book: Millie's Unsettled Season, Book 1 by Martha Finley, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1876  (Adaptation written by Kersten Hamilton, Mission City Press, 2001) 

Genre: Historical Fiction/Adventure
Target Audience:  Girls 10-14
Subjects: Family relationships, Friendships, Trust in God, Obedience to God, Outreach, Standing up for your faith, Showing love to others
Summary: In 1833, 12-year-old Millie Keith’s family is moving from their comfortable house in Lansdale, Ohio to Indiana, the frontier. Millie is leaving everything she has ever known behind. A trip so far in the 1830s is perilous. Even if all her seven siblings get to Pleasant Planes safely, Millie isn’t certain it will ever feel like home.
Notes: Millie struggles to understand God’s plan for her. But, looking at her parents and great-aunt as brilliant examples, Millie constantly grows in her faith. She gets into heated discussions about the joy of being God’s children and looking at others as God would. Millie is an excellent example of standing up for your faith and helping others. Even when she does do wrong, she understands it, asks God and others to forgive her. Book 1 of the A LIFE OF FAITH: Millie Keith series.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: Sofia Marie  
James 1:22 – Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.


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