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: Sarah’s Search for Treasure (Searchers #3)
Author: Bertha Schwartz
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: December 1, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction
It’s 1849, and when Sarah’s papa and brother strike out for gold, she is stuck at home to help take care of the family and farm. This task quickly turns dangerous as the Gold Rush rises in frenzy around them. Neighbors abandon their livestock and the family must fend off half-started miners ready to steal everything they have. Sarah decides to turn her circumstances into a business—feeding the miners in exchange for gold and labor.
Sarah’s ingenuity and leadership are tested as she faces thieves, mysteries, and violent miners. Trouble closes in on all sides, and Sarah must make tough decisions on her own.
Soon Sarah learns that true treasure is not always gold, and that the greatest adventures can happen without even leaving home.
An hour later, Louis left for town with Mr. Douglas, Li’l Joe, Dennis, and Dorie. Ma was in the bedroom resting with Baby Brian. Gracie was playing doll. In the background, Sarah could hear the furniture makers’ good-natured teasing and hammering. The horse thieves were busy planting the last of the crops. They had turned out to be fairly good farmers, after they were scared into working. Sarah was suspicious they were afraid to leave the protection they received on the farm.
Sarah was making pie pockets. The miners loved to take them along with them when they left. She smiled as she remembered the way they had fussed when she fried donuts. Wish I had time to make some now, Sarah thought. But they take so long to raise.
As Sarah slid the bread into the oven, she had an idea. She had quite a few pie pockets ready, but she couldn’t bake them until the bread was finished. What would happen if I tried to fry some? Sarah filled a kettle with lard and put it on the stove. As she waited for it to heat, she made a glaze like she put on donuts. I’ll just try one, she promised herself. If they are a flop, only Ma will know.
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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.
(1) winner will receive:
- a set of all 3 books in The Searchers series (US only)
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