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Book 1 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Salem Years. The only chance of saving Josiah's sister Hope from a deadly illness lies in the hands of a suspicious old widow -- a stranger to Salem Village. Can she save Hope? Book 1 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Salem Years. The only chance of saving Josiah's sister Hope from a deadly illness lies in the hands of a suspicious old widow -- a stranger to Salem Village. Can she save Hope?


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Book 1 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Salem Years. The only chance of saving Josiah's sister Hope from a deadly illness lies in the hands of a suspicious old widow -- a stranger to Salem Village. Can she save Hope? Book 1 in the Christian Heritage Series, The Salem Years. The only chance of saving Josiah's sister Hope from a deadly illness lies in the hands of a suspicious old widow -- a stranger to Salem Village. Can she save Hope?

30 review for The Rescue

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    this story held my interest, about children in Salem Village (as opposed to Salem Town) in the early 1690's, their relationships with the other people in the village, & the animosity between the Puritans & Quakers! How fear ruled their lives in the name of religion this story held my interest, about children in Salem Village (as opposed to Salem Town) in the early 1690's, their relationships with the other people in the village, & the animosity between the Puritans & Quakers! How fear ruled their lives in the name of religion

  2. 5 out of 5

    James Hogan

    A few years ago, I was given the first set of Christian Heritage Series books by...Maryanne? Laura? One of them, at any rate. And so they've been sitting on my shelf and I always said I would re-read them, so perhaps now is the time? I may write more about this series later, but...this series - Christian Heritage Series by Nancy Rue - was surely one of the favourite and most formative set of books for us when we were growing up. I've read these books so many times...but it has been a while and s A few years ago, I was given the first set of Christian Heritage Series books by...Maryanne? Laura? One of them, at any rate. And so they've been sitting on my shelf and I always said I would re-read them, so perhaps now is the time? I may write more about this series later, but...this series - Christian Heritage Series by Nancy Rue - was surely one of the favourite and most formative set of books for us when we were growing up. I've read these books so many times...but it has been a while and so I thought I'd see how they held up. And yes, surely, they are childrens' books. But? They have remarkably mature themes and I heartily enjoyed reading this introduction to Josiah and Hope, et. al. So many lines in this book triggered memories of reading this book oh so many years ago and I couldn't help but smiling or laughing at various parts. Set in 1690s Salem, Massachusetts. A lifetime away perhaps. But reading these books as kids helped us identify with others who were attempting to grow up and honour God and honour parents. Life is messy and grey and not always easy. And these books were a remarkable history primer while also having great characters and while also imparting some pretty important lessons. Not at all sad I started re-reading this series. On to book 2. Oh one more thing? I love love love that this series talks about adult topics (i.e...why did the Hutchinsons have to leave their church? The children are exposed to harsh truths of human relationships and witness the strength of their parents' convictions...and as I read through these when I was a boy, surely it was a comfort to be able to compare to my own life, my own family, my own church...and see that some things really don't change that much over the years). Really I love this series so. And remember it far too well. How many times did I read it when young? Apparently a lot. Again. On to book 2!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Watson

    In early 1690s Salem, Massachusetts, Josiah Hutchinson is a 10 year old Puritan boy. After a near disaster in the river, he meets a widow who would was outcast from the village for her beliefs. He's sworn to secrecy about this newfound friendship, but his older sister grows desperately ill, and no one can help her...except maybe the widow. Can Josiah make his parents see past their communities ways to get his sister the help she needs? This story kept me on the edge of my seat! Having read "The In early 1690s Salem, Massachusetts, Josiah Hutchinson is a 10 year old Puritan boy. After a near disaster in the river, he meets a widow who would was outcast from the village for her beliefs. He's sworn to secrecy about this newfound friendship, but his older sister grows desperately ill, and no one can help her...except maybe the widow. Can Josiah make his parents see past their communities ways to get his sister the help she needs? This story kept me on the edge of my seat! Having read "The Crucible" in high school, it was fun seeing familiar characters and personalities in a different story. Even with being a kids book, this story had plenty of suspense, character development, and hidden life lessons along the way.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sofia Marie

    As Josiah takes what seems to be his last breath, two strong hands bring him out of the water. So begins a warm relationship between a ten-year-old Puritan, an Indian boy, and an old woman. Even after Josiah learns that the woman, widow Faith Hooker, is an outcast because of her religious beliefs, he still stays friends with her. Then his sister becomes very ill and Josiah knows the exact person who can save her: the widow. But will his father let an outcast in his home? Genres: historical, adven As Josiah takes what seems to be his last breath, two strong hands bring him out of the water. So begins a warm relationship between a ten-year-old Puritan, an Indian boy, and an old woman. Even after Josiah learns that the woman, widow Faith Hooker, is an outcast because of her religious beliefs, he still stays friends with her. Then his sister becomes very ill and Josiah knows the exact person who can save her: the widow. But will his father let an outcast in his home? Genres: historical, adventure, Puritan life. For boys 14 and under. Issues dealt with: family relationships, different Christian denominations The Rescue is based on a Puritan’s life in 1689. God is discussed a lot. Also the right to serve Him in more than one way is brought up constantly. The characters find themselves in between two different Christian denominations’ values and beliefs. This is book 1 of the Christian Heritage Series: The Salem Years. “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." John 17:20-23 (NIV)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Est

    I loved this author, becuase she wrote the Lily Series, but this book was a little slow.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    I loved the Christian heritage series as a kid, had so many of the box sets and read and reread them over and over again. These books helped me so much in learning American history because they have me a point of reference

  7. 4 out of 5

    M-girl

    Grammy's book. (view spoiler)[I liked it because, Hope, Josiah's sister, gets sick and the widow Hooker comes over to help her and Hope gets well. The widow Hooker gets the sickness and dies, which is sad. (hide spoiler)] Grammy's book. (view spoiler)[I liked it because, Hope, Josiah's sister, gets sick and the widow Hooker comes over to help her and Hope gets well. The widow Hooker gets the sickness and dies, which is sad. (hide spoiler)]

  8. 4 out of 5

    Janae

    Very good!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tovala Olmstead

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Junessa

    A wonderful story of a boy who comes to realize he can contribute to his family. Strong characters and a glimpse into Puritan life in the early days of Massachusetts.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Cws

    JAR4-Rue

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brynn

    I read this series when I was younger (maybe 12 or 13) and devoured every book as fast as I could! they were amazing!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ruby

  14. 5 out of 5

    Deanna

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rosie Maybelline

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Morgan

  17. 4 out of 5

    Peter Schweitzer

  18. 4 out of 5

    Susan

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cate

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jill

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ann

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jina

  24. 5 out of 5

    Whitney

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jason Walsman

  26. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lydia

  28. 4 out of 5

    Gracie

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine Schmidt

  30. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Orsag

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