“I hope readers learn that even in the midst of loss and tragedy, God is in control, He loves us, and He will give us the amazing grace to endure and grow,”
Maitland, FL (PRWEB) January 20, 2012
The Fryeburg Chronicles Book I – The Amazing Grace ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-61379-630-6)—a brand new debut novel from Xulon Press author June O’Donal—breathes real life into values, faith, and work. It is the touching story of a homesteading family in early colonial Fryeburg that is built around warmth, passion, and acceptance as they lose a child to illness and take another child into their home. The writer clearly loves history and weaves a deep, tender, and insightful story, never losing touch with the absolute duty of hard work and discipline.
“I hope readers learn that even in the midst of loss and tragedy, God is in control, He loves us, and He will give us the amazing grace to endure and grow,” the author says. “I also want readers to learn about history through the eyes of the participants, to understand that our forefathers made great sacrifices for the freedoms we have today, and to see that Judeo-Christian values were the foundation of our country.”
O’Donal, a homeschooling parent for 19 years, believes in using “living books” in teaching social studies. Living books—such as biographies, autobiographies, and historical fiction—help bring the study of a particular time period to vivid life. And the writer has drawn the personalities of her characters so deeply that the reader will develop a profound sense of intimacy, affection, and understanding for the circumstances in which they find themselves. “You will be able to observe characters change and grow as they define lessons learned from daily hardship and struggle,” she explains.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Fryeburg Chronicles Book I – The Amazing Grace through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.