I can’t ask Pa; I must decide for myself.
What do I really want?
Set in 1890, a period of no phones or refrigerators, thirteen-year-old Emeline has lost both parents and must travel through ten states to reconnect with family in Boston.
On the way, she encounters many people and trials. Some characters are unsavory, ruthless, and violet, wanting only her money and possessions, caring nothing for her life. But all is not bleak: good folks make her trip memorable, giving her help as they are able.
Will she make it, and if she does, will she stay?
Will the events of her journey redefine her life?
This Christian historical fiction adventure will educate, entertain, and inspire young readers.
You Are Unique
What do you believe?
What motivates you?
What are your thoughts, hopes, and dreams?
Find a quiet place and contemplate the questions inside. Journaling is a great way to understand yourself and work through emotions.
Who knows? You might surprise yourself!
My thoughts: My daughter nabbed this set as soon as they came into the house! She has enjoyed the journal that accompanies the book, and we enjoyed reading the story aloud. It sparked a lot of conversations to read about a young woman who is left on her own to make a difficult journey to Boston to meet the grandfather she has never met. We enjoyed the various lessons that Emeline learns along the way and the friendships that she makes. This is a wonderful book for all ages to pick up and appreciate!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
After the passing of my parents, I evaluated at what I was doing with my life and my contribution to others. I’ve always had a heart for teaching kids. I’ve been a classroom teacher, a homeschool mom, a tutor, and a substitute for many years. I’ve written, illustrated, and published the Bandana Acres series of Early Reader Chapter Books with solid moral lessons that fill a genre gap between picture and chapter books. Fellow teachers say, “Great! Keep it up. We need more of these.”
As a twelve-year-old, I identified with a fictional orphaned girl and was so impressed with her cleverness and honesty that I wanted to be like her. It was this story that inspired me to write Emeline – A Journey — a story that will educate, encourage, and inspire your tween or teen to find their way as a confident young adult.
A companion book, a consumable guided journal entitled My Journey, will challenge your young adult to important questions and give them lots of room to process their thoughts, hopes, and dreams.
More from Kathy
Research for Emeline’s story gave me such joy. It amazed me how much I learned about life in 1890 from internet searches, YouTube videos, and library books. Some topics, however, were more difficult than others. I purchased a book about 1800s printing for lithography details. I later gifted this beautiful book to my printer brother-in-law.
With new technology bursting at the seams of the fabric of our lives, could your young adult have an interest in such a time as 1890? Fantasies and futuristic books claim attention and provide an escape from our time and place. But the 1890s was a fascinating time, too, with inventions that would change how we live forever — inventions that we take for granted today. Regardless of the external factors, people then had the same personal issues. People remain people, no matter when or where they live.
I hope that from reading or listening to this book, your tweens and teens will internalize the important character qualities vital for confident, successful adulthood. The companion book, My Journey, follows the same values shown in Emeline’s book and provides a place for personal evaluation and self-discovery.
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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away the grand prize of a hardcover copy of Emeline, a softcover copy of The Journey, and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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