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Loved ones must be rescued. His brothers depend on him for survival. The trail behind him is already stained with pain and loss. Allen is only seventeen, but tragedy and a strong sense of duty already weigh on his shoulders. As the French and Indians wage brutal warfare on the English settlers, Allen embarks on a treacherous journey to free his captive sister and her friend. Loved ones must be rescued. His brothers depend on him for survival. The trail behind him is already stained with pain and loss. Allen is only seventeen, but tragedy and a strong sense of duty already weigh on his shoulders. As the French and Indians wage brutal warfare on the English settlers, Allen embarks on a treacherous journey to free his captive sister and her friend. With little hope of survival and even less for success, Allen knows he needs God to do the impossible. But if God is able to do all things, why does everything seem to be going wrong?


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Loved ones must be rescued. His brothers depend on him for survival. The trail behind him is already stained with pain and loss. Allen is only seventeen, but tragedy and a strong sense of duty already weigh on his shoulders. As the French and Indians wage brutal warfare on the English settlers, Allen embarks on a treacherous journey to free his captive sister and her friend. Loved ones must be rescued. His brothers depend on him for survival. The trail behind him is already stained with pain and loss. Allen is only seventeen, but tragedy and a strong sense of duty already weigh on his shoulders. As the French and Indians wage brutal warfare on the English settlers, Allen embarks on a treacherous journey to free his captive sister and her friend. With little hope of survival and even less for success, Allen knows he needs God to do the impossible. But if God is able to do all things, why does everything seem to be going wrong?

35 review for Through All Things

  1. 4 out of 5

    Angela R. Watts

    Writing: It was immediately gripping and everything played out in a flowing, vivid manner. I felt like I was there. Setting: I’ve read pretty much no historical fiction set in colonial times, and what I have has been like boring toast. This book was incredibly realistic and the locations were all very well done. I really enjoyed it. Characters: They were all so real. I felt strongly for all of them and their goals, hopes, and emotions were always portrayed and executed astoundingly. The little thi Writing: It was immediately gripping and everything played out in a flowing, vivid manner. I felt like I was there. Setting: I’ve read pretty much no historical fiction set in colonial times, and what I have has been like boring toast. This book was incredibly realistic and the locations were all very well done. I really enjoyed it. Characters: They were all so real. I felt strongly for all of them and their goals, hopes, and emotions were always portrayed and executed astoundingly. The little things all pulled together so well, and I smiled more than once because of how great the characters were (Charlie and Ben, though, guys… And Behr… and Nootau’s story just, so much yes…). Story/Plot: Where do I start… It was amazing. But a whole lot more on this later. For now, the plot was smooth, well motivated, and very intriguing. Like I said, books that deal with heavier topics usually don’t hold good places in my hearts because they get darkened so, so easier. Being an empath can be hard. Reading a novel where my own fear are played out? Really hard. And yet, I couldn’t put this book down. Now, for the deep stuff. In truth, this book hit some of my own personal, biggest fears. Who doesn’t fear losing family? I’ve always had the fear I’ll lose my family and have to keep pushing on — because by then, I’m thinking ‘why? Why bother fighting if the ones I love are gone?’ I usually avoid fiction with such topics (I don’t watch Red Dawn with my family because, uh, no… thanks…) because I don’t want to empathically think like that. I do it enough on my own. Add fiction, making it all the more vivid? Not a fun choice. But Through All Things was different. Usually, I’d always remove a star (or more) from a book if it was too sad/someone died, but this book handled things in a way that really opened my eyes… I’ve always been covering the part of me that fears such things — this book opened that fear wide and dealt with it. I found myself strongly relating to the main character, Allen, even though I’ve never personally lost someone dear to me… I had thought about such pains. And in other ways in my life, I really understood the constant ‘why, God? Why are You not hearing me?’ And I cried, y’all. More than once. A couple times. Still, this book was strangely… uplifting. That word is kinda small. But the book didn’t shy away from raw, chaotic, painful life — and that’s how it is, y’all. Life is so hard. It doesn’t help to say ‘things will be OK because we have God’ — yes. But that doesn’t make life less difficult. I loved this book because it pushed on and showed what the Word of God had to say. God doesn’t say things will be easy. Doesn’t promise us we get to keep our families. But He promises us that with Him, all things are possible. There’s so much to this life, folks, and TAT showed me that living in fear is not something we should do. In Christ, we have power to fight and protect, without living in fear.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Angie Thompson

    This is going to be a tough review to write, especially without spoilers, and I'll admit right off that the only reason it doesn't get at least a half-star bump over "I liked it" is 1) an extremely personal preference and 2) a major spoiler. ;) Let's start with what I liked. The action was--wow! Super intense! How many more times can we ratchet up the suspense? The difficulty? The turmoil? Seriously, I've heard writing instructors talk about a character having to climb the wall upside down, but p This is going to be a tough review to write, especially without spoilers, and I'll admit right off that the only reason it doesn't get at least a half-star bump over "I liked it" is 1) an extremely personal preference and 2) a major spoiler. ;) Let's start with what I liked. The action was--wow! Super intense! How many more times can we ratchet up the suspense? The difficulty? The turmoil? Seriously, I've heard writing instructors talk about a character having to climb the wall upside down, but poor Allen had to climb it upside down, backwards, and blindfolded with a live bomb strapped to his chest and a nest of rattlesnakes in his pocket! (No, not actually; I'm being figurative. Play along. :P) But seriously, it seemed like we hadn't even made it past one crisis before at least three more hit, over and over again. So yes, the action and suspense was stellar. The messages--very good and solid. I was really curious how Allen was ever going to get the answer to his question of "why," and I wasn't disappointed in the solution. There were a lot of other good, solid messages here as well. Little Ben--awww... Loved him! <3 Loved their big, faithful dog, Behr. Loved Jason from the moment I met him. Really liked Allen and the way he took care of his brothers, although I would have liked to see a little bit more depth to some of his more minor struggles (like his emotions toward Ben). Loved the little I got to see of Betty. Would have loved to see just a bit more characterization with Charlie, especially after the very beginning, but it was nice to see him grow, even though we didn't witness much of the transformation. What bugged me a bit. Parts of the dialogue and narration felt too modern for the time period--just random words or phrases or expressions that didn't seem to fit. Although this didn't always bother me to the extent that it usually does, because I liked the characters so much. There were a scattering of typos in various places that took me out of the story just a bit. There were also some strange formatting issues with the Kindle file; I couldn't get it to take up more than about 3/4 of my screen at any font size, and the font style was a bit hard to read. There were a few things that felt like plot holes, or at least like questions that I didn't have answers to. (view spoiler)[For example, what did the militia do with the other rescued captives, and why couldn't the boys have traveled with them? Or how did the markings on the map survive the dunking in the river? (hide spoiler)] But they were minor issues. What tore my heart to shreds. I came into the book expecting violence and death (we're in war times, I know), and for most of the book I was okay with it. But then there was--one part--with--one person-- that I totally didn't see coming, where I absolutely broke down and cried. So, if that's an author badge of honor, then congratulations... But there are very few books that can make me cry this kind of tears and still love the book as much as if I hadn't. (Yes, I skip certain chapters in Louisa May Alcott every time...) So, like I said above, this is a very personal preference. Yes, it was deep and moving and powerful and absolutely made me feel; I'm just not the kind of reader who likes to feel--this certain way. ;) And this is honestly the only thing that keeps it from moving farther toward the "really liked it" side of the scale. Content--violence, animal attacks, wounds, and deaths described, although never gratuitously; mentions of drinking and swearing; some name-calling of Indians by white settlers; very vague hints at suicidal thoughts, which are immediately squelched

  3. 3 out of 5

    Laura Guenot

    A story of early America...Indians...Heroes...Trusting in the Lord in difficult circumstances! This book was so good! It is now one of my favorites ever. I read this entire story in one afternoon and it was the best. The story was concise and clear and there weren't any problems with the plot that confused me. I loved the characters so much...especially Allen. I felt for him through the story and cheered him along the whole way! I really like action adventure and this one was so exciting I couldn A story of early America...Indians...Heroes...Trusting in the Lord in difficult circumstances! This book was so good! It is now one of my favorites ever. I read this entire story in one afternoon and it was the best. The story was concise and clear and there weren't any problems with the plot that confused me. I loved the characters so much...especially Allen. I felt for him through the story and cheered him along the whole way! I really like action adventure and this one was so exciting I couldn't put it down. The violence was moderate and I'd probably recommend this book for young adults 15+ Grab a copy and be immersed in this awesome story of travail and triumph! You'll love it!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Parker Hankins

    FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions. This review has been very difficult to put into words. It was that good!! I can't do justice to the book. This book was AMAZING and has been added to my rare collection of favorites. As a writer, I critique books without mercy. Characters and Dialogue: The characters were unique in personality and voice. They were very relatable, especially the main characte FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions. This review has been very difficult to put into words. It was that good!! I can't do justice to the book. This book was AMAZING and has been added to my rare collection of favorites. As a writer, I critique books without mercy. Characters and Dialogue: The characters were unique in personality and voice. They were very relatable, especially the main character Allen. The struggles each character had were very realistic. You could feel the pain or joy for Allen. I loved the characters!!! The dialogue was realistic and always pushed the plot onward. Plot and Setting: It was very exciting with plenty of unpredictable turns. I've never read a better historical fiction book!! The setting was very nice and helped the story very well! Christian Content: It wasn't forced like I've seen in other books. The author did very well at making it all flow together like it was real. The subjects fit into the story well. To sum it up, this book was AMAZING and AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  5. 3 out of 5

    A. Harrison

    My Review Genre: Christian, Historical fiction. My Rating: 7 Stars. (What can I say? I looooovveed this book!) Recommendation: Anyone, who likes historical, adventure, and great writing. My favorite character/s: Allen, is one of the best characters I have read about lately, (haven't been finding any good books to read for awhile. :-( ) I'd say more but would probably end up giving away a spoiler! My Verse for Allen is Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways My Review Genre: Christian, Historical fiction. My Rating: 7 Stars. (What can I say? I looooovveed this book!) Recommendation: Anyone, who likes historical, adventure, and great writing. My favorite character/s: Allen, is one of the best characters I have read about lately, (haven't been finding any good books to read for awhile. :-( ) I'd say more but would probably end up giving away a spoiler! My Verse for Allen is Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. King James Version. My thoughts: So, often I find books by people who claim they are Christian authors, yet I read their books and find that they only claim that they write Christian books. Malachi is a Christian, yet does not claim to write Christian books, he writes out his faith. Through All Things is a great book, I loved how you see the characters' faith grow, letting you see Malachi's wish to honor and glorify God with his writing. I really hope you give Through All Things a try! I received this book in exchange for my honest review. (And I am truly happy to provide it! :-) )

  6. 3 out of 5

    Maggie Joy

  7. 4 out of 5

    Liberty H.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Malachi Cyr

  9. 4 out of 5

    Paul Willis

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kate Willis

  11. 3 out of 5

    Sarah Grace

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chloe (aka Crystal)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Deborah

  14. 5 out of 5

    Merenwen Inglorion

  15. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Schuck

  16. 3 out of 5

    Libby May

  17. 3 out of 5

    Perry

  18. 5 out of 5

    R.A.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Penny Wood

  20. 5 out of 5

    Hanna

  21. 3 out of 5

    Mary

  22. 4 out of 5

    S.G. Willoughby

  23. 5 out of 5

    AmyJo Medaris

  24. 3 out of 5

    Grace

  25. 3 out of 5

    Kellyn Roth

  26. 4 out of 5

    Pilar Perez

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

  28. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

  29. 5 out of 5

    lisa elis

  30. 5 out of 5

    Liz F.

  31. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

  32. 3 out of 5

    Joni

  33. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Taylor

  34. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

  35. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Rodriguez

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