Treasure Of The Battersea Bluffs

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Em started forward again at a fast pace. Josh followed lost in thought. Why did Em say they were no longer in the twenty-first century? Even his girlfriend was delusional. He had heard of mass hysteria. Was there such a thing as mass hallucinations? Was he the only sane person in the area?
Josh put a comforting arm around Em as they skirted a large elm tree. “Em, I think you’re experiencing some kind of hallucination along with Ezra who thinks he’s a slave, and Blackburn who thinks… well, it doesn’t matter what he thinks, he’s just plain crazy and needs to be locked up.

Book: Treasure of the Battersea Bluffs by Sarah Norkus, Living Ink Books, 2014

Genre: Historical Fiction/Adventure
Target Audience: Girls 13-18
Subjects: Civil War, Time Travel, Trials, Trust in God
Summary: Not again! When Emily Grace feels that same nausea and then loss of feeling as she collapses to the floor, she knows what is happening and begs God to stop it. Instead, Josh rushes over to see what’s wrong and the next thing they know, they are both waking up in 1770! This time, a man is determined to rape a young girl and when Em and Josh intervene with the help of a nearby slave, they find themselves on the run from the man. Unfortunately though, they are not merely witnesses of his attempted crime, but are the obstacles stopping him from recovering a lost treasure that will make him wealthy. The greed that controls the man consumes him and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Notes: This is the second in the time travel series about a girl in her mid-teens who finds a diary hidden in an old house and travels through time to learn more about the character of God and grow in her faith. In this book the girl has to learn to trust God when she has a fear of the future. In the last adventure she had a memory loss for most of it and knew what was coming for the rest of it. In this book, she can not figure out what is she supposed to do and why God has not sent her back yet. She’s uncomfortable, in danger, and afraid. A slave also gets a chance to increase his trust in God due to Josh’s sharing his faith with him. The characters turn to God for help, asking Him for strength or guidance when in trouble and recognize that they are in this time period to accomplish some purpose of God’s rather than some kind of accident or chance happening. The spiritual focus of the book is not quite as prevalent as the first book in the series, but still very good.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Psalm 82:3 – Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Thank you to the author for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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