Friday, October 26, 2018

"Rebekah in Danger" by Colleen L. Reece

About this book:

  Time Period:  1620 Nov.  Freezing weather, lack of food, and sickness make the first winter at Plymouth Colony a difficult and dangerous time. What would that winter be like for a ten-year-old girl? Find out in Rebekah in Danger, part of the Sisters in Time series. Written especially for eight- to twelve-year-old girls, this dramatic story shows how a seventeenth-century girl-not terribly different from girls of the twenty-first century-overcame some of the most challenging difficulties imaginable. Though the main character is fictional, the events and experiences are very real-providing an ideal vehicle for teaching American history and Christian faith. ”

Series: Book #2 in “Sisters in Time” series. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned, quoted, & discussed; Many Prayers; Thanking God; Many talks about God, believing, & witnessing; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God, Jesus, faiths, & worshiping; Mentions of prayers, praying, & praising/thanking; Mentions of Heaven; Mentions of witnessing; Mentions of the Sabbath, churches, church going, sermons, & hymns; Mentions of pastors/preachers & deaconesses; Mentions of Catholics, Protestants, & facing persecution; A few mentions of people & events in the Bible; A couple mentions of sins; A mention of a godly man;
             *Note: A couple mentions of Hell; A mention of a godforsaken place; A mention of a person cursing the Pilgrims.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘stupid’; Seeing a body (barely-above-not-detailed); Will disobeys and causes trouble (though his intentions are good); Getting lost & having to keep warm (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of deaths, how they happened, & bodies (one is rumored to be a possible suicide, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of scaplings & murders; Mentions of fighting & attacks; Mentions of illnesses, vomit, & diarrhea; Mentions of a fire (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of stealing; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of hunting; A few mentions of a (possible) massacre; A few mentions of wars; A few mentions of slavery; A few mentions of wild animals & the possibility of being injured by them; A couple mentions of whippings & boxing a child’s ears; A couple mentions of lies & lying; A mention of tobacco; A mention of animal droppings.

Sexual Content- N/A;
             *Note: Mentions of men wearing no clothes/scantily clad (this causes the women and girls to blush); A few mentions of a stillbirth (barely-above-not-detailed).

-Rebekah Cunningham, 12/13 (?)
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                Set in 1620-1621
                                                        137 pages

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My personal Rating-
One thing about reading historical fiction based on actual historical events is that when an idea/plan is mentioned you can say, “And we all know how that turned out.” I had a few moments of that when reading “Rebekah in Danger”. I did like all the Spiritual Content and Rebekah’s parents. Will was a typical boy. ;)
Definitely a series for girls ages 9-11 who enjoy learning history and/or homeschooling families.

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

1 comment:

  1. I have read a number of books by Colleen Reece and highly recommend them them for Christian girls and families. Colleen was actually my writing teacher years ago--best one I ever had.