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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 344
Vendor: Herald Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.88 (inches)
ISBN: 1513801287
ISBN-13: 9781513801285
Series: Return to Northkill

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  1. Nicki Olsen
    Appomattox,VA
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Historical Amish Wonder!
    November 4, 2016
    Nicki Olsen
    Appomattox,VA
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This review was written for Christian's Hope: Return to Northkill, Book 3.
    *My Thoughts*

    This story was fascinating to me...not at all what I expected on page 1.

    I expected your typical Amish story, but this was so much more. Filled with historical facts regarding Christian's life with the indians during the French/Indian War, this was deeper, but on a very engaging level.

    The pov is surprisingly told from the male protagonist, Christian, and I enjoyed it from beginning to end. I feel that even the male reader would enjoy this wonderful, if unexpected Amish tale.

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    *My Rating*

    I give Christian's Hope by Ervin R. Stutzman...

    4 stars!!

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    *I received this book free of charge from the author.
  2. Booklover10
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good book by a new-to-me author
    November 3, 2016
    Booklover10
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Christian's Hope: Return to Northkill, Book 3.
    Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres. There is something so relaxing about working a hard day and then curling up and reading a book about the Amish. I know they work hard, but I enjoy reading about their simple life. A simple, yet full life.

    This book is the third book in Ervin R. Stutzman's series, Return to Northkill. I have not read the first two books, nor have I read any other book previously written by him. Needless to say, I was discovering a new-to-me author.

    Christian's Hope was set apart from other Amish fiction books because of its historical setting. I'll admit that I don't know a whole lot about the history of the Amish, minus what is usually written about in other Amish fiction books. Christian had been captured during the French and Indian War and had been raised by the Native Americans for those years. When he returns home, he has to figure out his place in the Amish world. That's not as easy to do when he is trying to forget the things he had been taught over those 7 years.

    Not only that, but Christian loved his Native American family, as well as his Amish family. Both families represent who he is as a person and have a place in his life. However, he feels like he has to choose between the two. He longs for a way for the two families, and two cultures, to blend together.

    There were not a lot of plot twists in the story, but I thought that the story was interesting. It made me interested in what I was missing by not reading the first two books in the series. I would like to read those two soon!

    I will definitely be on the lookout for more books by Stutzman. He includes romance, but it doesn't overwhelm the pages like some of the Amish fiction books have the ability to do.

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    I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.
  3. Kristie
    upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    great ending to the series
    October 29, 2016
    Kristie
    upstate NY
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Christian's Hope: Return to Northkill, Book 3.
    "Christian's Hope" is very different from other Amish novels that I have read, it is not a "typical" Amish story. This is the third and final in it's series and I highly recommend reading all three books of this series and in order. Christian is restless after returning to the Amish community from the life he has lived with Native American's after being captured as a child. Faced with hard choices, Christian is forced to choose which life he wants to live; how does he know which is the right one. This book is filled with rich, historical detail and characters who worm their way into your heart and life, becoming so real. This is a story that each and every person can relate to as we often feel torn between various things in our own lives and also feel pressure to live up to others' expectations, whether it be a parent, a spouse, a boss, a friend. Needing a place to belong and to feel like we fit in is a need for each of us as well and Christian is struggling to find his footing and his place in the world; I empathized along with him as he is torn between his two worlds.
  4. Madeover
    Bedford,Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Christian's Hope-Book/Series Spotlight/Review
    October 28, 2016
    Madeover
    Bedford,Texas
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This review was written for Christian's Hope: Return to Northkill, Book 3.
    CBC requires this reviewer to apply a star. I have given title a based on my honest opinions.

    I don't agree with CBC rating system and think this is writers work is really above Average.

    Please read my review.

    And I thought . . .

    Where do I begin. Honestly I didn't like this book. I received a complimentary copy from Litfuse and was asked to review by a certain day and post my review. I am late posting because I was really trying hard to get into this story.

    I appreciate the opportunity to have been able to read this book.

    I was interested in the description when I received the offer to be a part of this blog tour..

    Christians Hope is the third title in the Northkill series by

    Ervin R.Stutzman. I didn't get a feeling that the opportunity to read the other books in the series was really necessary. There weren't a lot of characters and the story line didn't for the most part require knowing what was going on before in previous titles. I felt this was a 'stand alone' title.

    What I didn't like...

    Honestly I din't like Christian. I kind of thought he was a bit of a whinner. He was so intent on returning to the indian tribe that he had lived with that I felt through Chapter 6 (which is as far as I got) he didn't really give anyone he came in contact with a chance to 'accept' him because he didn't make any attempt to accept them.

    I think if he had been a bit younger I would have understood him a little better. But he was 18. Old enough to reason and make more mature decisions.

    His step mother made great strides in accepting and including him.

    His father tried in his own somewhat harsh way.

    His brother actually kind of coddled him. I actually had more of a liking of Joseph and so I am interested in reading at least book 2.

    While preparing this review I noticed that there are many very kind reviews and very good ratings. I encourage you to read other reviews.

    Thoughts I had while reading. . . I was interested when I read the background information about the book. That fact that it was based on true events was really interesting to me.

    And made me wonder just how much research was done into

    Christian's real character and how much was fiction.

    These thoughts left me intrigued and interested in giving

    Christian's Hope another chance in the future.

    I received a complimentary copy of Christian's Hope from

    Litfuse.
  5. Deana
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Returning to the Unknown
    October 28, 2016
    Deana
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Christian's Hope: Return to Northkill, Book 3.
    I have not read a book from this author before, but I realize I have been missing out on great writing. The book grabbed my attention because it was about two groups I love to read about. The Amish because I like their simple lifestyle and their willing to help their neighbors. I love reading about Native Americans because they are a vital part of history and I am part Native American. The author does an amazing job of giving a true historic event that is not very well known and breathes life into it with a gentle touch of his words that grace the pages. I appreciate the research involved in the story and the accurate description of the time period.

    The story is mainly about two brothers who were held captive for a long period of time by the Shawnee Indians. I can't imagine the terror they witnessed that day when they taken knowing that they may never see their family again. The author really gives a great glimpse into what their lifestyle was as they lived among their captors. Many people feared the Shawnee but it seemed like the brothers Joseph and Christisn had adapted well to their new surroundings.

    When Christisn and Joseph return years later to their Amish home, they are changed in many ways. Will they be accepted back into the community ? Will it be difficult to adjust to their home after being away for so long?

    I thought that their characters were well written and I could feel their struggle as they were torn between two cultures. After being away for so long, it must have been very difficult to leave the Shawnee and their beliefs behind. The story was riveting and I loved the struggle that each brother had as they tried to fit back into their family. I loved Christian's turmoil as he fought within himself whether he could ever fit back with the Amish. He was free to hunt and fish among the Shawnee but now was expected to help with the farm.



    There was definitely animosity toward Christian and several of the townspeople . They couldn't accept him as Amish since he dressed liked a Shawnee. Isn't it funny that even in the 1700s there was discrimination against people. They were judged because they looked different . As you read the story you will find another character that feels the sting of gossip and accusations that damage the person's reputation. I found the story to be very accurate, well written and a page turner. I recommend that readers take time to look at the Historical Note found at the end of the book. It gives details of the people this book was based on and gives you a bit of what happened as they grew older.

    I was given a copy of this book from Litfuse Blogger Tour . The review is my own opinion and I was not compensated for it.
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