Kelly’s Search for Family by Bertha Schwartz

It’s 1880 and Kelly lives alone with her Papa, a lighthouse-keeper in Massachusetts. She longs to know more about her Mama, and Papa has finally promised to tell her the truth on her fourteenth birthday. Before Kelly can learn much though, dangerous men the notorious Blackburn Brothers arrive unannounced and take Papa away. Kelly is left alone and responsible for the lighthouse. Granny, a former slave and family friend, learns of Kelly’s plight and decides to help find the answers to her questions. Mysterious letters, snow storms, and violence threaten Kelly’s safe haven as new friends help unearth old secrets in Kelly’s lighthouse home. How can she bring her papa back? Who is her true family?

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My Review

I had a bit of trouble figuring out who was who but I figured it out pretty fast. I liked learning about how to run a lighthouse. I didn’t know what a sloop was and had to look it up. I wish she would have explained it in the book. I thought the book was good. It was very Christ centered and I think it is a good story that teaches we can turn to God in every situation and He is always with us. I think middle schoolers would enjoy it  It’s a great story of bravery and full of adventure.

I received this book from the publisher to read and give my honest opinion.

I recommend this book to my family and friends.


About the Author

Bertha Schwartz is a Swiss Amish transplant to the beautiful farmland of Nappanee, Indiana. She loves spending time with family and friends, including fifty-two nieces and nephews. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, sewing, and reading. Raised near the lovely Swiss city of Berne, Indiana, Swiss is her mother-language. Languages and different dialects are a special interest of hers.


(1) winner will receive: a set of all 3 books in The Searchers series (US only)

Giveaway will begin at midnight January 9, 2019 and lasts through 11:59pm February 4, 2019.
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