Sunday, January 19, 2014

More Stellar Endorsements!

We’ve gotten in a whole flock of wonderful new endorsements, and we’re becoming more and more excited to see the awesome response Northkill is already receiving! You’ll find the latest reviews below.

The files are scheduled to go off to the printer at the beginning of next week. And we’re in the process of planning the national release early in March at the Gospel Bookstore in Berlin, Ohio, hosted by owners Eli and Vesta Hochstetler. Other events are in the works as well, and we hope we’ll see you at one of them!

After so many years in the planning and writing, this project is finally going to get into readers’ hands. Our prayer is that readers will be inspired, entertained, and encouraged by the testimony of
our ancestors’ faithfulness. All praise be to our most gracious God!

“There are few better ways to learn history than through the well-told story. Northkill is one such incredible story of my family torn asunder by massacre and kidnapping, barely patched back together by faith, fortitude, and sheer luck. Read this book if you love suspense and survival against the odds. Read this book to learn about the settling and unsettling of America at the time of the French and Indian War. Read this book to discover how one family’s commitment to peace was tested beyond measure, whose legacy lives on in a trail of descendants who still ponder what the cost of such peaceful convictions mean for us today. Read this book!” —James Hostetler Brenneman, President, Goshen College 

“I am pleased that the authors of Northkill have preserved a sense of the ancestral struggles experienced by settlers of the early American Peace Church tradition. Their story drew me in by its vivid imagery and fluid writing style.” —Perry White, President of Bethel College, Kansas

Northkill is a thoroughly riveting tale all the more powerful because it’s factually based on a real-life family drawn into actual events in American history. Once I began reading about the Hochstetler family’s successful endeavors in taming a wild, unforgiving land, I couldn’t put the story down. Their descent into tragedy through no fault of their own kept me reading, as well as aching for their suffering. When I finished the story, I longed for to know more about this remarkable, peace-loving family.” —Louise M. Gouge, award-winning author

“J. M. Hochstetler and Bob Hostetler have created a story and a world that took hold of my imagination and interest. To know that this involves their own family history was compelling and heartbreaking.  The research that has gone into this is astounding and will be a true delight for those who enjoy historical fiction.” —Rene Gutteridge, author of Misery Loves Company