Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): Kelly’s Search for Family by Bertha Schwartz

Posted January 25, 2019 by meezcarrie in children, Christian, giveaway, historical / 7 Comments


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Welcome to the circulating blog tour and giveaway for The Searchers series of middle grade historical fiction by Bertha Schwartz, hosted by JustRead tours!

Title: Kelly’s Search for Family (Searchers #2)
Author: Bertha Schwartz
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction

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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Staying below the windows as much as possible, they settled down to pass the night, always straining to hear any strange sound. Granny picked up her embroidery.

Kelly picked up the quilt she had started, and then set it aside. She picked up the baby quilt and fingered it, wondering what mysteries it held. She sat on it before she started piecing her quilt.

The long night passed slowly. Sometimes Kelly or Granny slept awhile, but they never really relaxed. When dawn finally broke through in beautiful shades of pink and rose, Kelly turned out the lamp. She quickly trained the field glass on to where the sloop had been. It was still there, bobbing in the ocean.

Kelly searched the ocean. There! Coming from Stone Haven! It was another black sloop, riding low and coming fast!


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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.


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Launch at JustRead Tours
(Remember to visit the tour each week for more posts)

January 9
Reflections From My Bookshelves
Inklings and Notions
Remembrancy
Carla Loves to Read

January 10
Inklings and Notions
Reflections From My Bookshelves

January 11
Reflections From My Bookshelves
Inklings and Notions

January 16
Remembrancy
The Power of Words
Carla Loves to Read
Robin’s Nest

January 17
The Power of Words
Apothecary Mary

January 18
It’s Storytime With Van Daniker
Angela Walker’s Reviews
Reading Is My SuperPower

January 23
Singing Librarian Books
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker
Carla Loves to Read

January 24
Singing Librarian Books
Faithfully Bookish

January 25
Singing Librarian Books
It’s StoryTime with Van Daniker
Angela Walker’s Reviews
Reading Is My SuperPower
Happily Managing a Household Full of Boys
The Fizzy Pop Collection

January 30
Living Outside the Lines
Writings From a God Girl

January 31
Living Outside the Lines
Writings From a God Girl

February 1
Living Outside the Lines
Writings From a God Girl
Reading Is My SuperPower
The Fizzy Pop Collection
Angela Walker’s Reviews
Remembrancy

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7 responses to “Book Excerpt (and a Giveaway!): Kelly’s Search for Family by Bertha Schwartz

  1. Janet Estridge

    We have books for this age group in the Church Library.
    Hope to win because our books need to be up-dated.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

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