Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • It is late 1864 and the Civil War is still raging even though the South teeters on the brink of defeat. Carter Willoughby, a circuit-riding minister looking for lodging appears at the home of Susannah Lander, a poverty-stricken Quaker woman who lives...


  • Written during the dark days of the Great Depression, Dig or Die lay hidden in the author’s closet until after his death in 1970. His youngest daughter read it for the first time in the 1990s and realized that its authenticity alone made it far mo...



  • A family saga set in Pennsylvania’s 19th century iron industry, Brothers puts Laird MacPhail, son of the slain iron master at Etna Furnace, in contrast with his brothers, Robert and John. Laird’s purpose is to protect and preserve the legacy left...


  • Elinor Bratton, pregnant and cast aside by her lover, is forced into an arranged marriage to a man she barely knows. Adam MacPhail, an iron worker hoping to become an iron master agrees to the match as a means of realizing his dream. Ellie s father o...


  • The nuns use this as their measuring stick: who your people are. Well, what if you don t have no people? Or any you know of? What then? Are you doomed? This is the nagging question of fifteen-year-old Nell s life. Born with a cleft palate and left a ...


  • Sarah MacPhail has everything going for her. A well-to-do heiress of the Mt. Etna Iron Company, she is pretty, bright, and in love with Phillip Chamberlain, a handsome, talented poet and professor at Juniata College. All looks promising until - o...


  • Ann Redfield is destined to follow her brother Jesse through life - two years behind him - all the way.  Jesse is a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and Ann follows him there as well. Quakers filled with a conviction as hard as Pennsylvania li...