Five Fall Favourites Day 4: Siblings!

Day 4 is here already!! And it’s a fun category–siblings!! Having siblings is a blessing from God–which makes books based around siblings very fun! πŸ˜€

Here’s the button that will take you to where you can find the other authors’ recommendations (be sure to check them out!). πŸ˜€

Oooh! The sky is blue, the air crisp, and the sun shining! πŸ˜€ What better day for taking a ride in one of the boats with the mountains towering in the distance. And don’t you just love the crunch of leaves under your feet?! Careful! Don’t get wet as you’re climbing aboard. I’ll row for awhile, if you’ll grab one of your books out of your backpack and read out loud! πŸ˜€

Five Fall Favourites: Day 4–Siblings

Alone, Yet Not Alone by Tracy Leininger Craven

A miraculous survival. An extraordinary faith. Autumn 1755. Settled in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, deep within America’s new frontier, the Leininger family celebrates the blessings of a beautiful homestead and bountiful harvest. Until tragedy strikes with the beginning of the French-Indian War, and the devastating raid known as the Penn’s Creek Massacre.
The lives of this simple, God-fearing family are forever altered when Barbara and Regina, two young sisters, are carried away by a band of Allegheny warriors. Driven by their faith in God and the powerful bonds of family, Barbara and Regina hold firmly to the belief that they are never alone, even in their darkest hour, and that they will be reunited again.

No one expresses Barbara’s apprehensions better than her own words, written in 1759: β€œIf one could not believe that there is a God, who helps and saves from death, one had better let running away alone…The extreme probability that the Indians would pursue and recapture us, was two to one compared with the dim hope that, perhaps, we would get through…even if we did escape the Indians, how would we ever succeed in passing through the wilderness, unacquainted with a single path or trail…”

This is one my all-time-favourite book list! πŸ˜€ The book is written for a younger audience (and is more simplistic in style), but the story is nothing short of miraculous! God’s hand of protection was on these sisters. If you like true stories about Indians and settlers that also include God’s amazing provision, then be sure to check this out! Novels based on true stories are truly the best!

The song “Alone, Yet Not Alone” which was written for the movie is also a favourite of mine. πŸ˜€

β€œEach of you will have times of testing in your life. But you must always remember β€” no matter how difficult the trial or how dense the wilderness β€” God will never leave you. If your hearts remain true, God promises endless blessings.”

Tracy Leininger Craven, Alone Yet Not Alone

Brothers at Arms by John J. Horn

Lawrence and Chester Stoning are twins, but like Jacob and Esau of old they have little else in common. Lawrence is a realist, fascinated by the study of science, mathematics, and history, while Chester longs for the knightly adventures of chivalrous times past β€” hard-fought battles, gold-filled caves, damsels in distress.
When Chester’s impetuosity engages the unlikely pair as bodyguards to a Spaniard and his beautiful ward Pacarina, the twins quickly realize that the 19th century calls for a chivalry of its own. Protecting Pacarina’s secret leads all of them into the steaming jungles and dizzying mountains of Peru, a foreboding territory made all the more dangerous by Lawrence and Chester’s strivings against each other. Can the twins learn to trust God and work together before it’s too late? Or will they fall prey to the mysterious schemes of Pacarina’s enemy β€” an enemy they know nothing about?

John J. Horn is one of my favourite authors! And this book fits very nicely into the “siblings” category as the title suggests! If you’re looking for books that are full of adventure, action, humour, and are unapologetically God-centred, then this just might be for you! πŸ˜€

Jayne’s Endeavour by Lauren Compton

Mysterious strangers, a Scripture verse, and a threat.

β€œReids never give up easily.” The words once held so much truth. But at eighteen, Jayne Reid is beginning to wonder if she can live up to that standard.
When puzzling strangers appear and odd things start to happen, Jayne and her two younger sisters must find a solutionβ€”or lose everything.
What mystery lurks in the shadows of the Australian bush? Who is the man in town who thinks he can buy and bully anyone he wishes? And is it all somehow connected to their new farmhand?
Journey with Jayne as she struggles to change fear into boldness and boldness into a trusting relationship with her Heavenly Father. What adventures lie ahead?

β€œA Father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.” Psalm 68:5

So it definitely gives me a thrill to be recommending my own book!! Granted it’s not quite released yet, but it’s coming in the next couple of months! In fact I’ll be announcing an official release date any day now. πŸ˜‰

Hopefully it’s ok to be using one of my own books as part of my favourites list. πŸ˜€ I may be just a little biased! Anyway . . . This book definitely fits into the “siblings” category. One of the things I knew I wanted from the very start was to write a book that had endearing sibling relationships, and the rest of the plot flowed on from that tiny seed. So I just HAD to include my book in this list! If you have a blog and are interested in participating in the blog tour, send me your email, and I’ll contact you with more info. Or you can let me know in the comments. πŸ™‚

“No matter what happens in my three jewels’ lives, you must turn to God and remember that your joy is in Him. In Him you can find strength and joy during every trial.”

–Mam, Chapter 7, Jayne’s Endeavour

Footprints in the Barn by Stephen and Susan Castleberry

Who is the man in the green car? What is going on in the hayloft? Is there something wrong with the mailbox? And what’s for lunch? The answers to these and many other interesting questions are found in the book Footprints in the Barn.

This is more a family favourite πŸ˜€ I’m pretty sure I would’ve loved these books if we had owned them when I was younger! If you’re not familiar with The Farm Mystery Series, they are about the adventures of two young brothers who form their own detective agency and solve everyday mysteries that crop up around the house. And they are full of good lessons as the boys’ family strives to live for God.

A Dim Reflection by Aleigha C. Israel

William Caverly can’t seem to understand the unsettling feeling that has been nagging him for far too long. Memories of a baby sister are forever haunting his waking hours, and as he sleeps at night, he is repeatedly awakened by nightmares, confusing ones that he’d rather forget. He had been told that his baby sister died. He had seen her little body laid to rest beside their mother. But that didn’t explain the dim remembrance that he had of an event that happened not too long after that.
Charlotte Porter’s days are full and busy as she diligently teaches her young art students at her mother’s boarding school, and tries desperately to stay away from an annoying suitor. Painting has been her passion and dream ever since she could hold a brush, but lately she has begun to question her mission and calling in life. What is her real purpose? And why does she know so little about her father, who supposedly died before she was born? William thinks he’s discovered the hidden link that has kept him from his sister for over fifteen years. But then she’s kid-napped, leaving William no choice except to find her and get her back. Once and for all.

Aleigha’s writing style can be summed up as sweet, innocent, and faith-based! πŸ™‚ Her books are easy to read and having encouraging themes. Though the cover and synopsis might make it sound like a romance, it’s not. πŸ™‚ It fits in the inspirational mystery category (if that’s even a category!). πŸ˜‰

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Now I want to hear some more suggestions for good “siblings” books!! πŸ˜€ What are your favourites? And have you read any of these?

See you around tomorrow for more Five Fall Favourites fun (now how’s that for a tongue twister)! πŸ˜‰


26 responses to “Five Fall Favourites Day 4: Siblings!”

  1. What a precious blessing siblings are! These are 5 of my favourite books, so good choices! πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, siblings are a blessing! πŸ˜‰ Glad you approve of my choices! πŸ˜€

  2. I want to read all of these!! Your book looks AMAZING. I love the cover!!

    1. πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoy them! I really enjoyed this category (historical non-fiction and siblings were probably my favourite categories to put together for Five Fall Favs)! Thank you so much! πŸ˜€ I’m glad you like it!

  3. Alone yet Not Alone was such a good movie! I WANT TO READ THE BOOK! And YAY for JAYNE! I can’t wait! Footprints in the Barn was a gift I received for my 10th birthday, along with the next 3 books. I now own all 10 πŸ˜‰ The rest, I must needs find and devour! *cough* I mean, read.

    1. I agree! I love the movie and the book (though they are a bit different!). πŸ˜€ That’s great that you own the whole set of The Farm Mystery series! My younger brothers have read them multiple times! πŸ˜€ Haha! Look out books! Ryana Lynn is coming! πŸ˜›

      Thanks for your enthusiasm about Jayne too! It helps spur me on to know people are wanting to read it! And it scares me too! πŸ˜‰

  4. I’ve read Alone Yet Not Alone, some of the Farm Mystery Series, and Brothers at Arms, and I really want to read Jayne’s Endeavour, and A Dim Reflection sounds really interesting (and I’m glad you clarified that it’s not a romance; otherwise I probably wouldn’t have put it on my TBR). πŸ˜‰ So many good books!! πŸ™‚

    1. I’m glad you’re looking forward to Jayne’s Endeavour! I’m excited to be getting close to its release!! πŸ˜€ Yeah! I wasn’t sure about A Dim Reflection originally either, but since I’d read the first book in the series (A Higher Ransom), I decided to give it ago! πŸ™‚

  5. I haven’t read any of these, they sound nice!

    1. Hope you’re able to read some of them sometime and maybe find some new favourites! πŸ˜€ Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Alone Yet Not Alone is definitely a good book! Jayne’s Endeavor and Footprints in Barn both sound amazing!

    1. Yes it is! I’ve read it more than once! πŸ˜€ Glad you were able to find some more books that you might like!

  7. Oh, wow, the Castleberry books…now that takes me back a few years. πŸ˜‰

    1. Haha! Book memories! πŸ˜‰

  8. Rachel Taylor Avatar
    Rachel Taylor

    I want to read these books. Siblings are so important.

    1. They certainly are! I’m grateful that God blessed me with the ones He did! πŸ˜€ Glad you were able to find some more books to add to your TBR pile! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! πŸ˜€

  9. I want to read your book! And I’ve heard about “A Dim Reflection” but have never read it. Maybe it’s time to change that. πŸ˜‰

    1. πŸ˜€ That makes me happy to hear that! Yes! You should give A Dim Reflection a shot. I enjoy the carefree, innocent style of Aleigha’s writing.

  10. A Dim Reflection by Aleigha C. Israel is so good! I’ve seen the movie but haven’t read the book of Alone Yet Not Alone.

    1. I love the movie of Alone, Yet Not Alone (though it does change things a bit!). I really enjoyed A Dim Reflection too! Now I just need to read book 3 in the series (which is sitting on my bookshelf!). πŸ˜‰

  11. Rosalyn R. Avatar
    Rosalyn R.

    I need to read Brother At Arms! It looks so good! πŸ˜€

    1. I really enjoyed reading John J Horn’s books with my sisters! This one is the quite the adventure! πŸ˜€

  12. Brooklyne Avatar

    I’ve read Alone Yet Not Alone, and Footprints in the Barn! And I just put A Dim Reflection on my TBR!! πŸ™‚

    1. Excellent! Glad to hear that you found another good book to read! πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoy it!

  13. I LOVE Alone Yet Not Alone and the Farm Mystery books, and I really want to read the other three!! I’d definitely love to help with your book release! The cover is absolutely stunning!

    1. Another Alone Yet Not Alone fan! Yay! πŸ˜€ You should definitely read the others! πŸ˜‰ That’s wonderful! I’ll be in touch (hopefully in the next couple of weeks!). Thanks! I’m glad you like it! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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