Item description for Sarah's Promise by Jim Baumgardner...
She's a white girl with black friends, a strong-willed thirteen-year-old loaded with grit...who has no intention of allowing the kidnapping of those friends to stand. Although it won't be easy, Sarah promises to get them back. As she searches for her friends, she begins to lose the only thing her parents left to her. For the first time in her life, Sarah is forced to fight feelings of pure hatred as everything she holds dear is threatened. In this thrilling sequel to Sarah's Wish, Jim Baumgardner presents another side of Sarah Smith. The loving teen, whose heart goes out to runaway slaves, is a young lady willing to fight. The hard-hearted slave catchers come calling-and find more than they bargained for. Follow the latest adventure as this girl struggles to keep Sarah's Promise. 'Sarah's Promise is a charming story appropriate for young and young at heart alike. You'll love Sarah's spirit, laugh along with Granny Evans, and learn something about history along the way.' -Melanie Rigney former Editor of Writer's Digest '...a delightful continuation of Sarah's story. Get ready to learn about life in early America as Jim Baumgardner paints the adventures of a young girl in a detailed and heartfelt story. You will be cheering Sarah along on her journey as she relies on God and her friends to navigate her adventures.' -Patricia Middleton Book Buyer Perfect Peace Christian Lifestyle Bookstores
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Will Sarah be able to keep her promise? Nov 17, 2009
Sarah's Promise is the second book in the Sarah series. Jim Baumgardner does not disappoint in this sequel to Sarah's Wish. In Sarah's Promise, we find Sarah still searching for a family of her own, but her search is quickly put on hold when Sam and Eliza are snatched by slave catchers. Sarah makes a promise to Ester, Sam and Eliza's daughter and Sarah's dear friend, that she will find a way to bring her parents home.
Readers are pulled into Sarah's life once again as we watch Sarah grow into a passionate young lady who is willing to fight for what she believes in. Readers learn more about the slave trade, slave catchers, the Underground railroad, and the hatred that surrounds slaves and slavery. Sarah and Granny put their lives on the line as they do their best to fulfill Sarah's promise.
My daughter and I really enjoyed this book. The story lead to conversations about what slaves and freed slaves went through during this time period. Reading Sarah's story allowed us to better appreciate the risks that those involved in the underground railroad took to help slaves and to better understand of the toll slavery took on families and our country.