Valley of the Shadow has been nominated for the 2016 CSPA Book of the Year Award, and voting ends March 31st. Awards are very important in promoting a series and gaining new readers, which keeps the series going.
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Coming Spring 2017!
Book 2 of the Northkill Amish Series
with coauthor Bob Hostetler
Ripped from their home.
Separated from one another.
Can the captives find their way back?
In this deeply moving conclusion to the Northkill Amish Series, Jakob and his sons struggle to adapt to new lives among the native tribes to which they were given. Joseph and Christian are adopted into separate Delaware clans and families and gradually reconcile to their new lives. Jakob, however, makes a daring escape from the Seneca and after a harrowing journey over hundreds of miles of rugged terrain, finds his way home. There he discovers that his older children, Johannes and Barbara, along with Anna Blanck, have never given up hope of finding him and the boys.
Together they make every effort to learn where Joseph and Christian are held and bring them home. Undeterred by frustrated hopes, false promises, and dead ends, they cling to faith that God’s perfect plan will be accomplished, and that the day of blessing, promised through all the years of sorrow, will at last find a joyous fulfillment.
Now available in print and ebook editions
Valley of the Shadow
Book 5 of the American Patriot Series
With the American army facing another desperate winter, Carleton races to reach Elizabeth, held aboard a British prison ship in New York Harbor. Can he save them both from the Valley of the Shadow?
“An outstanding series. The American Patriot books are the most complete, complex, and textured retelling of the Revolutionary War I’ve found in historical fiction. Hochstetler is not only a masterful storyteller, but a genuine historian. These are timeless classics, destined to be read—and relished—more than once.” —Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of the Heroines Behind the Lines Civil War Series
“Reading J. M. Hochstetler’s The American Patriot Series is like watching a thrilling historical television mini-series. With each new season, something new enthralls the reader and keeps her coming back for more. In the long-awaited Book Five: Valley of the Shadow, Hochstetler maintains her gripping action, suspense, and star-crossed romance. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this latest installment in a very fine, meticulously researched American Revolution series.” —Louise M. Gouge, author of Then Came Love
“In Valley of the Shadow, master wordsmith J. M. Hochstetler has woven together an enthralling page turner brimming with authentic history, thrilling suspense, breathtaking description, and memorable characters. The love letters written between Jonathan and Elizabeth are among the most beautiful and emotive I’ve ever read. The golden thread running throughout this intricate tapestry depicts a loving God who will bring about the best for those who love and trust Him no matter the circumstances. I eagerly await Book Six in this amazing series, The American Patriot.” —Susan F. Craft, SIBA award-winning author of The Chamomile and Laurel
“Based on a true happening in Pennsylvania history, Northkill is one of the finest novels of the American frontier I have ever read. Convicting, moving, evocative, vivid and more, this is a story that stays with you. The issues raised within had me examining my own faith and convictions and marveling at how well the authors linked present and past as they shared their family heritage. A novel to savor again and again.” —Laura Frantz, author of the Ballantyne Legacy series
“The spirited wordplay and attraction between Elizabeth and Jonathan keep the book moving at a quick pace. But the real strength lies in the well-crafted research and historical details that illuminate the brick mansions of Beacon Hill, the bustling alleyways of downtown Boston, and the carnage of Bunker Hill . . . Daughter of Liberty will appeal to fans of historical fiction, strong female characters, smart romance novels, and series. At the end of the story, the reader undeniably will want to tuck into the next American Patriot book to learn more about how Elizabeth and Jonathan are helping to craft the future of a young and fledgling America.” —Dana Rae Laverty, ForeWord Magazine
In One Holy Night “J. M. Hochstetler dug deep into the well of emotions and came up with a story that strikes the heartstrings in a tender and yet also provocative manner. The characters are so well drawn, they’ve stayed in my mind long after reading the book, almost as if they were real people that I’ve known for a long time. Being the daughter of a Vietnam Vet, I also appreciated Hochstetler’s gentle handling of one of the most tumultuous times in our country’s history. And even though it’s set during the Vietnam era, there are lessons to be learned and truths to be taken away from this beautifully crafted story for today. Highly recommended.” —Kaye Dacus, author of Follow the Heart
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