Item description for Strangers and Pilgrims (Homestead Series #1) by Stephen A. Bly...
Overview After coming to Nebraska, Jolie Bower finds all the men chasing her, while her parents try to make a home for themselves on flood-prone land.
The Bowers are not your typical, late-nineteenth-century homesteading family. They did not move west to farm Nebraska; they moved east. Matthew Bowers won't be working the land; his wife Lissa will--despite her diminutive size. And while Papa is dreaming of new ideas and Mama is farming, it will be 17-year-old Jolie who runs the household and mothers her three younger siblings.
It's unusual, but the Bowers are determined to make this plan--unlike all of Matthew's others--work. That is, if Mama can get the team of horses to settle down and plow. If they can conquer the challenges of floods, grasshoppers and cash flow that keep them on the edge of survival. And if Jolie can keep every young man in the state from fighting over her.
The Bowers are a family of faith in a land where everyone is a stranger and pilgrim... at least for a few days. People of warmth, love and hospitality who don't hesitate to defy convention. A family no one ever forgets or wants to lose as a friend. A family readers will want to get to know for themselves.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
Series Number 1
ISBN 1581344260 ISBN13 9781581344264
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen A. Bly
Stephen Bly lives in the mountains of north-central Idaho on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. He has written more than 70 books for adults and kids, including a number of popular series for Crossway, and serves as pastor of the Winchester Community Church. He is also the town's mayor. Visit his website at www.blybooks.com.
Stephen A. Bly currently resides in Winchester, in the state of Idaho. Stephen A. Bly was born in 1944.
Reviews - What do customers think about Strangers and Pilgrims (Homestead Series #1)?
Best Book Ever! Sep 14, 2006
The Bowers family have been to several different home steads. This time they are in Scottsbluff, Nevada. Jolie Bowers lives with her two brother one sister and mama and daddy.Also two spirited horses, Courage and Compromise. Her Ma and Pa are no ordinary people. Jolie is the oldest and and it is her chore take care of the house. In a way she owns the house. The family runs into several problems. This is a book packed full of hardships, courage, romance, and riots.
JOLIE IS MY KIND OF GAL! Apr 25, 2003
Mr. Bly makes the rigors of homesteading in a sod house so real! I love Jolie's vigor as a teen with spunk and wisdom and knows how to learn from her mistakes. Can't wait for the other books in this series!