About the Book
Book: Emeline – A Journey with the My Journey companion Journal
Author: Kathy J. Perry
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Adventure
Release date: November 1, 2020
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!
Click here to get your copy!
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.
I really enjoyed this book and found it be filled with historical information. It is hard to imagine living during this time period. I have always loved stories centered around the 1800s and loved the adventure that Emeline had. What a brave young girl to travel so far to meet her grandfather. There is no way that I could travel on horseback for weeks at a time. Emeline runs into some trouble while out there all alone and I worried about her safety on her long trip. It is very nice to read about a young person who sticks to her word. She made a promise to her pa before he died and was determined to keep it.
I loved how she met people that took her in and gave her a place to stay when she needed it most. I laughed when she found out about a toilet because we take things like that for granted. I can see her eyes widen as she discovers indoor plumbing. The author does a great job of weaving faith throughout the story. Emeline keeps a journal about her travels and fills it with scripture and prayer.
This has been a fun book to read and I would recommend this to anyone who likes to read about this time period. The journal along with the book would make a perfect gift. Im going to save this for my granddaughter and read it to her when she is older.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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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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