Item description for Touch of Compassion (Hannah of Fort Bridger Series) by Al Lacy & JoAnna Lacy...
Overview When an influenza epidemic strikes, illness and starvation threaten the Crow Indians. Hannah and a young doctor come to their aid, and the hungry settlers complain at first but eventually come to admire their compassionate example.
Publishers Description In southern Wyoming, an influenza epidemic sweeps in on the tails of a raging blizzard. An already tense situation between whites and the Cheyenne, Shoshoni, and Blackfoot Indian tribes is aggravated when the Indians begin attacking settlers and soldiers alike. Only the nearby Crow remain friendly, at one point even rescuing an army patrol under attack. When influenza and starvation threaten the Crow, Hannah and a young doctor come to their aid. The hungry settlers complain at first, but eventually come to admire and respect the example set by Hannah's Touch of Compassion.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.83 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Hannah Of Fort Bridger
Series Number 6
ISBN 1590528980 ISBN13 9781590528983
Availability 0 units.
More About Al Lacy & JoAnna Lacy
Al Lacy has written more than ninety novels, including the Angel of Mercy, Battles of Destiny, and Journeys of the Stranger series. JoAnna Lacy, Al s wife and longtime collaborator, is a retired nurse. The Lacys are coauthors of the Mail Order Bride, Hannah of Fort Bridger, and Shadow of Liberty series. They make their home in the Colorado Rockies."
Al Lacy currently resides in the state of Colorado.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Touch of Compassion (Hannah of Fort Bridger Series)?
Enjoying the Series - but Ready to Move Forward Nov 15, 2000
I have read each of the Hannah of Fort Bridger Series, and am finishing up book 7 this week. I have really enjoyed the Christian basis of the series, though sometimes it seems a little too contrived and saccharin. Sometimes while reading, you think people really don't talk like this, especially when attesting to their faith. It is easy at times to 'guess' at the storyline and then 3 pages later see that it has happened.
Another issue that has bothered me about the series is that we are in book 6 and the baby that Hannah found she had conceived in book 1 has yet to be born. It is annoying how slow the pace of the books are, and even though they are adding new storylines and characters in each book - it would be nice to see Hannah's storyline developed and moving forward. However, I am still giving it a 4, as I have enjoyed the books, and am moving quickly through the series.
Book 6 deals with an influenza epidemic hitting the fort, town, and Crow Indian villiage near by, and the worst weather to hit the area in a generation which makes getting much needed food and medical supplies impossible. I found the book to be well-researched and enjoyed some of the history behind it - i.e. the medical proceedures used in treating the epidemic, the way the indian village contracted and treated the 'white man's disease', the rationing of food, etc.
This series is definately worth the read, as it is hard to find good Christian fiction. I would recommend these for a light read, however, or for a Youth in your life. They remind me a bit of the historical Christian fiction written by Janette Oke (Love comes Softly, etc.), though I enjoy Mrs. Oke's books a bit more as her's have a quicker pace and more realistic conversation.