Five Fall Favourites Day 2: World Fiction!

Welcome back to Day 2 of Five Fall Favourites!! πŸ˜€ Now I have to admit this category was more challenging as each book has to be non-American based. When you start to think about where books are set, a lot seem to be in USA!!

Just a reminder that you can find the links to the other blogs by heading over to Rebekah Morris’s Literary Lodge below (click the button)! But before you do that, keep reading to find out my recommendations! πŸ˜‰

Feel free to stroll through the rows of pear and apple trees and enjoy the sunlight as it filters down through the leaves! You’ll find bushels full of crisp, juicy apples at the end of the second row. Be sure to help yourself before settling down with another favourite book. πŸ™‚

Five Fall Favourites: Day 2–World Fiction

Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince–A Tale of Long Ago by Sidney Baldwin

Young Prince Hubert is incorrigible, unmanageable, and tiresomely demanding. What is the good King to do? How will his selfish Prince ever learn to rule the kingdom well? His most trusted friend, Sir Malcolm, has a plan. Prince Hubert is swept away to a land where he is simply known as Hugh, a peasant boy. His silks are replaced with rough work clothes, his castle dwelling with a humble cottage. It is here that Hugh learns valuable life lessons from the widow of the forest.

I own several books from the Lamplighter Collection! There covers are quite lavishly designed with embossing and expensive cover materials. Quite a nice addition to your bookshelf! πŸ˜€ I have to admit though, that I’ve mainly listened to the Lamplighter audio dramas (which I highly recommend!!) as I don’t tend to be a fan of old style writing . . . This one is different though, it flows well and is easy to read. πŸ˜€ It’s a fun tale with important lessons along the way.

Quest for Leviathan by Amanda Tero

Leviathan took the life of Anath’s father. Anath has spent three years preparing for the voyage that will end the threat of Leviathan. Yet as the Valor launches into the depths of the Mediterranean, an inward quest also begins, taking Anath to depths he is not willing to face.

Ok, so I was trying not to do multiple books by the same authors in my Five Fall Favourites lineup, but this is the third story by Amanda Tero!! πŸ˜› Guess I didn’t quite succeed. This is Biblical Fiction (a genre I normally avoid), but I didn’t feel at all uncomfortable reading it. You can read my review here.

β€œI prayed the Lord would bring you home alive. That He would reveal to you the greatness of His plans above your own.”

Quest for Leviathan, Amanda Tero

Thrilling Escapes by Night by Albert Lee

“They talk in that manner of the godly man under our roof! Herman, do you realize Master Tyndale’s danger?” “I do, Mother, but we must save him. That man must not find him! And yet, what can we do? What has anyone ever done, when those wolfhounds of the Inquisition were on the trail?” A fictionalised account of a part of William Tyndale’s life. Portrays the risks he encountered in his efforts to have the Bible printed in the English language.

It’s been a number of years since I read this novel, but I remember that it was exactly what the title indicates–thrilling! πŸ˜€ It’s something I should re-read sometime!

Prisoner of the Pyrenees by C.R. Hedgcock

The Bakers are minding their own business when Briosa Del Quera bursts into their lives. She is an orphaned Catalan girl who is still reeling from her grandfather’s death. His last words instructed her to find people called β€˜Baker’ and get in contact with a secret agent they knowβ€”but Jigson has gone missing in suspicious circumstances and not even his agency is able to contact him.
From a desperate car-chase to a stealthy escape from a Spanish fortress, the Bakers are tested to the limits of their courage and their trust in the Lord. Can they find Jigson and stop a global conspiracy, or will they all become prisoners of the Pyrenees?

C.R. Hedgcock is one of my favourite authors!! I’ve always loved mystery and adventure novels, but unfortunately so many leave out God and parental authority. These books can be counted on to be clean, intriguing, and full of characters who, though imperfect, find their hope and guidance in God and His Word. For my thoughts on the series as a whole, read this post. Also, if you’re an Australian, these books can be purchased in Australia here!

Adventures and Adversities by Sarah Holman

One day Alditha is content living with her family, the next she is taking her friend’s place to serve at the king’s castle. Her father’s final instructions, to keep smiling and to do what is right, will be harder to live out than she ever imagined. She will face a royal nephew who delights in making people miserable, an angry servant girl who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and noblemen who plot murder. Will she be able to keep the promise she made to her father? Will she find the faith she longs for during all her Adventures and Adversities?

I’ve known about Sarah Holman’s books for a long time, but never read any until the last few months. I’m glad I did!! If you’ve been wondering about this book, I’d encourage you to go pick-up a copy! πŸ˜€ I originally wasn’t sure if they were fantasy, but I would say they have a more historical feel (just set in a made up country). I listened to this an audio book and the narrator does a great job! So refreshing to find clean, uplifting fiction that the whole family can enjoy!

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Have you read any of these books? What’s your favourite “world fiction” novel?? See you tomorrow for more book fun!! πŸ˜€


22 responses to “Five Fall Favourites Day 2: World Fiction!”

  1. I’ve read Leviathan and Adventures & Adversities, but not the others… the first one sounds really good! I love old books!

    1. I really like Sir Malcom and the Missing Prince! You should check it out (especially if you like old books!!). πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve read Summer of Suspense but not the rest of the series. I look forward to it! Quest for Leviathan was so good! I’ll have to look into these others!

    1. πŸ˜€ I’ve read all but two, and my siblings have read them multiple times! They get more full of adventure and action as they go. πŸ˜‰

  3. Brooklyne Avatar

    I know of a few of these, but haven’t read them. Great post!

    1. Thanks! πŸ˜€ You’ll have to try some out then! πŸ˜‰

  4. I’ve read Quest for Leviathan and Prisoner of the Pyrenees, but not the others. πŸ™‚ Thrilling Escapes By Night sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

    1. It’s interesting hearing which ones people have read from my list! πŸ˜€ You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Ooh, Thrilling Escapes by Night sounds really neat!! And Amanda’s books are always great!

    1. It’s been awhile since I read it with my mum and sisters, but I certainly enjoyed it at the time! πŸ˜€ It was “thrilling”! πŸ˜‰

  6. Awww, thank you for including my book.

    1. πŸ˜€ You’re welcome! Thanks for writing it!

  7. I’ve read Quest for Leviathan, Thrilling Escapes by Night, Adventures and Adversities, and a lot of Lamplighter books (can’t remember if I’ve read that one, though). Great list!

    1. Wow! Sounds like we’ve had similar reading tastes πŸ˜›

  8. OH MY GOODNESS! I LOVE Sir Malcolm!! (Well, I technically haven’t read it…but I’ve listened to the audio drama countless times!)

    1. πŸ˜€ I only just listened to the audio drama recently! So I read the book first (which is rare for Lamplighter books and me). πŸ˜‰ I LOVE the Lamplighter audios!

  9. Oh, I’ve read “Quest for Leviathan” and Sarah Holman’s book, but not the others. Though I do have “Prisoner of the Pyrenees” on my kindle. I should read that soon.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for stopping by again! πŸ˜€ Prisoner of the Pyrenees and Peril on Providence Island are probably my favourites from the series (out of the ones I’ve read!). You should read it sometime πŸ˜‰

  10. Rachel Taylor Avatar
    Rachel Taylor

    Thank you for the recommendations. It really is hard to find mystery and adventure stories that include God.

    1. Yeah πŸ™ All the Baker Adventures are really firmly faith-based as well as intriguing! πŸ˜€ We own several sets and my siblings are eagerly awaiting #8! πŸ˜€

  11. C.R. Hedghcock is a favorite author and that is my favorite of her books!

    1. I would have to agree with you on both things!! πŸ˜€ I love the Baker Family Adventures and Prisoner of the Pyrenees is my favourite too. πŸ˜‰

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