Thursday, October 30, 2008

Against The Tide by Hope Irvin Marston

This book is an inspirational story about a brave-hearted young lady. Based on a true story, you follow along with young Margaret as she is torn between her family and religion. She lives in a time of dragoons, kirks, unfair laws, and religious restrictions in 17th century Scotland. She is empowered to stay faithful to God but her life is threatened. With her true love and brothers off in hiding and her faith as strong as ever, will she do the unthinkable and run away with her younger siblings, or stay to keep her family safe? If she does leave, will she be caught?

Since the book was based on a true story it was more powerful. Margaret was very inspirational. I don't know how many girls could do what she did. I would recommend this to anyone would has just started reading historical fiction as well as those who have always loved historical fiction. This was not the most well written book but it was definitely a good book.

It has a few violent and disturbing thoughts and actions.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Germantown, TN United States

Rating: 10

Content Rating: 3