Synopses & Reviews
When Jordan and his father, Micah Parker, learn they are being watched, they need to leave Springfield, Illinois, at once. With the stolen money recovered and the thief behind bars, Libby looks forward to returning the money Pa needs to pay off the Christina. Jordan makes plans to travel to Chicago and turn over the gift to help fugitive slaves. But then a dangerous man escapes!
If he recognizes Libby, Jordan and Peter will be in danger. When a disguise for Libby seems the only answer, it requires a sacrifice she isn't sure she's willing to make.
Arriving in a strange city, the Freedom Seekers look for a safe house--a station in the Underground Railroad where fugitive slaves can hide. When finding help might be a matter of life or death can they spot a mysterious signal in time?
And how does a young teacher named Annika become an important part of their lives? Can the great detective Allan Pinkerton offer the surprising solution they need? Will a life-threatening steamboat accident and Libby's new willingness to forgive her Aunt Vi bring the breakthroughs she needs?
In The Mysterious Signal, the fifth Freedom Seekers novel, as well as others in the series, Lois Walfrid Johnson uses fast-paced storytelling and biblical truth to bring important concepts alive.
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.
A mysterious signal. A newfound friend. Life-or-death risks in which everything Libby, Caleb, Jordan, and Peter have worked for can be lost in The Mysterious Signal, the fifth Freedom Seekers novel. Then a dangerous enemy threatens not only Jordan, but also his father and Peter. Will the great detective Allan Pinkerton offer the surprising solution they need?
But then her Aunt Vi sets off new obstacles in Libby’s self-worth. Can she go beyond her hurt to bring help to others?
As a life-threatening steamboat accident changes every plan, how can the Freedom Seekers work together to escape? And will they be able to save the Christina before Pa loses it forever?
In a strange city, finding help might be a matter of life or death. Can the Freedom Seekers spot the eerie signal in time to secure their safety?
Jordan makes plans to travel to Chicago and turn over the gift to help fugitive slaves. But then a dangerous man escapes—if he recognizes Libby, Jordan, and Peter, they will be in danger.
When a disguise for Libby seems the only answer, it will require a sacrifice she isn't sure she's willing to make.
Will a life-threatening steamboat accident and Libby’s new willingness to forgive bring the breakthrough she needs?
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.