Praise for J. M. Hochstetler
"J. M. Hochstetler strikes again! Native Son picks up where Daughter of Liberty left off and doesn’t let go of the reader even beyond the last word on the last page. Ms. Hochstetler has crafted a story full of intrigue, romance, and heart-racing action, all woven around the most accurately portrayed historical events and settings this reader has ever seen.
"Her characters¾main and secondary¾come alive on the page and stay with the reader long after the book is over. The spiritual conflict is both touching and challenging. J. M. Hochstetler is a skilled author whose style engages and allows the reader to get lost in 1775 . . . and makes me want to beg for more! I can’t wait to read the next installment."
—Kaye Dacus, author of The Ransome Trilogy
"Native Son is the exciting sequel to Daughter of Liberty. It is rich with vivid historical detail of the Revolutionary War period and loaded with information about patriots and British officers. History lovers will find it difficult to set this book aside. Romance readers, however, may be disappointed. Elizabeth and Jonathan are separated for most of the book, but always striving for the day they will be reunited. I was also disappointed with how the book ended, but I realize that a sequel is in the works that I’m hope will result in a satisfying ending.
"Readers will definitely want to read Daughter of Liberty, book 1 in The American Patriot series first, as Native Son is a continuation of that story. Imagine the movie The Patriot meets Last of the Mohicans and that’s what you have in Native Son. This book is extremely well-written, fast paced and engaging. Ms. Hochstetler’s knowledge of the various Indian tribes’ customs and daily living is quite amazing and intriguing. The faith message is powerful but deftly woven into the story in a realistic way. Readers will be anxiously awaiting the next book in this exciting series."
Dancing Word Reviews
"I read Daughter of Liberty a year ago and thought J. M. Hochstetler brought American history to life in that book. I hoped at the time she’d write a novel about every major battle in the American Revolution. I got my wish in Native Son, but not quite the way I expected.
"I’d heard of the battles of Lexington and Concord, though I knew precious little about them. In Native Son, Hochstetler examines a little-known aspect of the Revolution by following our hero Jon to the west. We think of the Revolution being fought in Boston and along the east coast, but there was trouble in the west too, with the English, the Indians, and the settlers. Hochstetler lets us see that part of the war through Jon’s eyes.
"Elizabeth and Jonathan, the star-crossed lovers in Daughter of Liberty, had the perfect conflict, the American patriot and the British officer. Now they are being kept apart as Elizabeth is pressed back into service as a spy for General Washington. Elizabeth is the perfect society lady, listening in on secrets in Boston, occupied by the British. Her hair-raising exploits sneaking secrets past the ruthless British blockade are the best part of the book.
"Jonathan, now with a price on his head, can trust no one. He goes to the west where he was raised and meets the Indians—not all of them friendly—he knew as a child.
"Hochstetler introduced me to a fascinating aspect of the revolution here and I’d say more except I don’t want to give away too much of the first book. If you haven’t read that book, I highly recommend you read the series in order.
"I loved the glimpse into the lives of George Washington as he built his guerrilla forces into a fighting army, and the names and actions of the factual British Generals, intermixed with the fictionalized daring of our heroes. Fiction like this is a great, fun way to teach history."
Mary Connealy, At Home with Christian Fiction
"Native Son is an amazing and intricately woven sequel to Daughter of Liberty. . . . The author sucked me right into 1775 and I felt like I was living in a dangerous world¾a cross between The Patriot and The Last of the Mohicans. Unlike many historicals, this one doesn’t gloss over the elements of the era, and feels authentic right down to the horrors of war.
"Temptations experienced by characters are not smoothed over and, in fact, add to the tension and beauty of the story. The different cultures are expertly contrasted, and you feel Carleton’s pain over having to choose, especially being a wanted man on all sides.
"This well-written novel had me up late and sitting on the edge of my seat, plucked at my heartstrings, then held me captive standing at the finish line, begging for more. This author is changing the face of historical fiction!"
¾Michelle Sutton, author of the Second Glances Series
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