We’ve spent most of the past few weeks strolling down memory lane as we celebrate the memories that made my books, The Eleanor Series and Lord Baden-Powell, spring to life. We’ve focused primarily on the second book in The Eleanor Series, Victoria Grace, Courageous Patriot.
Another exciting childhood memory was looking at the pictures Mother kept in the trunk. Oh what fun it was to find the picture of the little rural church we attended. Each Sunday, we would drive from the farm into town to attend Sunday school in a small white clapboard country church. One Sunday our lesson was about Queen Esther, a patriot, who had the courage to go before the King and plead for her family. What courage!
Mother told me about one of her grandmothers, Victoria Grace (real name Mary McElyea), who reminded her of Queen Esther. Victoria Grace was a bright girl with a desire to learn about medicine. Her safe world turned upside down when America’s war for Independence exploded in the colonies. She, too, was a courageous patriot and understood the cost of freedom.
I was asked to be a guest speaker at a school in Fort Hood, Killen, TX. (A military base.) I informed the students that our soldiers today are courageous patriots because they fight to keep the freedom that Victoria Grace’s family helped to capture back in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War. What a blessing they are to our country!
A Note from Eleanor:
Jos. 1:9 says that we are to be strong and of good courage…
There may be times when we will be called upon to stand up for Christ, and or our country. At the risk of embarrassment or even hurt, will we stand in courage or turn away?
Interested in learning more about how to be courageous? Read Victoria Grace, Courageous Patriot..to learn how a modern-day girl named Sara Elizabeth learned several lessons in bravery!
The books in The Eleanor Series are based one the true-to-life stories of my family’s history, and these heart-warming stories span generations, are historically accurate and highlight the nation’s Christian heritage of faith.
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