Synopses & Reviews
Long ago Jordan’s parents named him in the belief that one day he would lead his people across the Jordan River into the Promised Land of freedom. Now Jordan, as a newly escaped fugitive, plans how to rescue his mother, two sisters, and a brother from slavery.
But has an escaped convict crept aboard the Christina? Did he overhear Libby’s talk with Caleb—her giving away of a life-or-death secret?
Sick at heart, Libby knows she has failed her friends. Not only has she risked Jordan’s safety, she has endangered the mission to rescue his family. Will she ever be trusted to work in the Underground Railroad? If she takes part, can she be a Freedom Seeker who holds steady to go beyond fear?
Soon after Caleb and Jordan leave the Christina, a log raft on the Mississippi breaks up in front of the steamboat. With everything seeming to go against the rescue, will Jordan’s practical skills and ability to recognize God leading make the difference between life and death? Or will the escaped prisoner rob Jordan, not only of his freedom, but also the freedom of his family?
In Midnight Rescue, the third Freedom Seekers novel, as well as others in the series, Lois Walfrid Johnson ends each chapter with a cliffhanger to build interest, valuable insights, and suspense.
The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life riverboat stories.The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages. Adult readers will ask themselves, "e;Would I have been one of those who helped runaway slaves?"e; Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical research, great writing, and wonderful storytelling to bring alive a critical time in American history.
In Midnight Rescue, the third Freedom Seekers novel, the Christina steams south while Caleb and Jordan finalize their plans to rescue his family from slavery. But problems arise with the news of an escaped convict who may have crept aboard Captain Norstad's steamboat. Then someone overhears Libby talking to Caleb. Did the escaped prisoner learn that Jordan is a runaway slave?
Sick at heart, Libby knows she has failed her friends. Not only has she risked Jordan's safety, she has also endangered the mission to rescue his family. Will Caleb and Jordan trust her to help in the Underground Railroad? If they do, can Libby avoid making another terrible mistake?
She failed her friend and risked his safety. Will Libby’s mistake destroy their mission?
The Christina steams south while Caleb and Jordan finalize their plans. But someone overhears Libby talking about the scheme—will they tell the authorities that Jordan is a runaway slave?
Sick at heart, Libby knows she has let down her friends. She risked Jordan's freedom, and she endangered the mission to rescue his family. Will Caleb and Jordan trust her to help in the Underground Railroad?
Everything seems to be going against the rescue. Will they find a way to salvage the life-and-death mission?
From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new lands, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad, come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense in the Freedom Seekers series.
About the Author
LOIS WALFRID JOHNSON is the best-selling author of more than 30 books for children and adults including the best-selling Adventures of the Northwoods and Riverboat Adventures series. Her historically accurate novels and more than 250 shorter pieces have received a variety of awards, including the Gold Medallion Book Award, the C.S. Lewis Award for Best Series, and five Silver Angels from Excellence in Media. A former instructor for Writer's Digest School, Lois speaks and teaches writing at public and Christian schools, home educator groups, university classes, and writers' conferences. Lois loves talking with kids and writing edge-of-your-seat adventures. She and Roy, her husband, are the parents of three married children and make their home in Minnesota.