In the Wilderness (A Wilderness Novel, Book 1) by David Young

In the Wilderness (A Wilderness Novel, Book 1) by David Young

  • Spirituality - High
  • Romance - Dating
  • Violence - Moderate

Captured by pirates and sold into slavery, Jonathan escapes into the Pacific Northwest wilderness. With hostile Native Americans hot on his trail, Jonathan stumbles across Lily, an Indian girl who is also fleeing the cruel Cayuse who had killed her parents and kept her captive. Jonathan teams up with the girl and relying on her woodcraft, the two struggled to survive in the wilderness and avoid their tenacious pursuers. But where can they go? In the early 1800’s the nearest British fort is hundreds of miles away.

If you like stories of wilderness survival, a touch of romance and strongly inspirational elements, then you’ll want to read In the Wilderness. With only a knife and the clothes on their backs, these two teens struggle to make fire, build temporary shelters, hunt and fish for food and clothing. Forced to work together despite their mutual distrust, they begin to forge a bond as the protagonist recalls and shares Bible stories from his youth. In the Wilderness isn’t all action, adventure and suspense, but there were enough woven together with spiritual and romantic elements to keep the story moving forward.

Age Range: 11 and up

Genre: Historical Fiction

Series: A Wilderness Novel, Book 1 of 3

David Young, 2013

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