When Indians burn her home, kill her parents, and take her young brother captive, Kate Stewart has no one to turn to but Uncle Josh, a circuit rider.
From back of book: When indians burn her home, kill her parents, and take her young brother captive, kate Stewart has no one to turn to but her Uncle Josh, a circuit rider in the back country of Pennsylvania. Her uncle takes Kate to the Moravian town of Bethlehem, PA, where he thinks she will be safe during the fall of 1755. While staying in Bethlehem, Kate tries to understand the Moravians' love of peace and their friendship for all people, friends and enemies alike. But her hatred of Indians grows as she watches the endless stream of frightened refugees come to the town for shelter in the French and Indian War. Indians plan to attack Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. A wonderful miracle of trumpets occurs.
From me: A unique bit of American history set in novel form. Well worth reading. Also a good bit of Moravian history.