The Invasion

Monday, October 31, 2011
All he could think about was the gun pointed at Caroline’s head. It was steaming hot there on the stairs. What if the captain’s hand grew sweaty and his finger slipped on the trigger? What is somebody moves suddenly and he jerks and accidentally shoots her? What if Caroline… gets killed? What should I do?

Book:The Invasion (Christian Heritage Series: The Williamsburg Years #5)by Nancy Rue, Focus on the Family Publishing, 1997
Genre: Historical Fiction
Target Audience: Boys 11-15
Subjects: Revolutionary War, Politics, Friendship, Reputation, Anger, Relationships with family, Secrets
Summary: Home again! Thomas and his family are spending a bit of time back at their plantation after seeing Clayton off to England to become ordained. Better still, Caroline and Malcom and Patsy are with him! Soon though, they learn that they are actually in danger even here. The new overseer on the plantation is cruel to the servants – including Malcom and even worse, the British soldiers are coming to terrorize the plantation with the intent of stealing anything they can get their hands on. Worse still is that the captain of this group of soldiers appears to be a bit mentally unstable and captures Caroline!
Notes: This story focuses on the life of a young boy growing up as a patriot during the time of the Revolutionary War. His best friend and teacher are loyalists – some of the only ones in town, so he finds himself in the midst of much tension there. Then there’s tension within his own home as his father tends towards a more peaceful approach and his brother is determined to run off and join the army. It’s a story of growing up, and a story of growing in knowledge of and relationship with God. In this book, Thomas and his friends have to find a way to stand up against the evil men who are intent on harming them and Thomas himself has to grow up and truly be the man of the house while his father is gone. He has to stand up to the overseer in order to protect Malcom and the other servants.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 Timothy 4:12 – Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.


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