Bringing history and faith to life through thrilling and accurate historical fiction.
An award-winning author and editor, J. M. Hochstetler is the author of One Holy Night, a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story; and the American Patriot Series, thrilling, intensively researched historical fiction set during the American Revolution.
Coming March 1, 2014
We just got the final front cover of Northkill today, and I couldn't be more delighted! My designer, Marisa Jackson, did her usual lovely job. Here's a brief description of the story.
Drawn into the savage clashes of the French and Indian War, Jakob Hochstetler faces an impossible choice—and the irreversible consequences.
Northkill is a fictional account closely based on the true story of Jacob Hochstetler and his family, well-known among Amish and Mennonites, who immigrated to this country in early 1738, seeking sanctuary from religious persecution and the freedom to live and worship according to their Anabaptist beliefs. By early 1739 they had settled with other members of their church in the Northkill Amish Mennonite community at the base of the Blue Mountains, near Northkill Creek, for which their community was named. Eighteen years later during the French and Indian War, on the night of September 19-20, 1757, their lives were forever changed when their home was attacked by a war party of Delaware and Shawnee. Three members of the family were killed, and Jacob and two of his sons were carried into captivity among the Indians.
This account of their ordeal and their eventual return home will thrill and inspire readers with God's faithfulness to His children even in times of deep trial.
I'll share more information about when and where Northkill will be available as soon as possible!
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