Fields of the Fatherless

Fields of the Fatherless Winner of the Selah Award YA Fiction Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award Best Religious Fiction Winner of the Moonbeam Children s Book Award Best YA Religious Fiction In t

  • Title: Fields of the Fatherless
  • Author: Elaine Marie Cooper
  • ISBN: 9781938499920
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the 2014 Selah Award, YA Fiction Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Best Religious Fiction Winner of the 2014 Moonbeam Children s Book Award, Best YA Religious Fiction In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies Although frightened, eighteen year old Betsy Russell an ancestor to actor Kurt Russell of Menotomy Village,Winner of the 2014 Selah Award, YA Fiction Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Best Religious Fiction Winner of the 2014 Moonbeam Children s Book Award, Best YA Religious Fiction In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies Although frightened, eighteen year old Betsy Russell an ancestor to actor Kurt Russell of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by British troops Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by one Will the King of England take their land as well Tensions are growing here in the countryside west of Boston and the outbreak of battle seems a certainty Jason desperately wants to protect his family his wife, children and grandchildren and their future Betsy makes every attempt to be prepared for the worst But not even the American militia could have predicted the bloody massacre that was about to occur right on the Russells doorstep If Betsy loses everything she holds dear, are the rights of all the Colonists endangered Fields of the Fatherless is based on a true story.

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    1. Elaine Marie Cooper

      Writer of historical fiction and Christian Devotions Passionate about her faith, her family, and the history of the American Revolution.

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    1. Elaine Marie Cooper is by far one of the best Revolutionary War Christian historical fiction writers. Her historical research is so in depth that she puts you right there in the middle of the events surrounded by the sights, smells, and sounds. Fields of the Fatherless focuses on one of the first and most vicious pre-Revolutionary War battles in Menotomy Village Massachusetts. The main characters are the Russell family. Betsy, the eldest daughter, is caught up in the events and wants to be able [...]


    2. They knew it was coming. The American colonies wanted freedom from the British crown and that meant war, it was unavoidable. We are invited to live this time, the later 18th century, to actually live the very first battle through the diary posts of a teenaged girl in the small town of Menotomy where the first shots would be fired and a simple farming community would take the first stand against an absent government who became a crushing force in the colonies. This is how history should be told, [...]


    3. Rated 3.5 - FIELDS OF THE FATHERLESS by Elaine Marie Cooper is a realistic reenactment of the first day of the American Revolution in 1775 from a young woman’s point of view. Eighteen-year-old Betsy Russell grows up fast when forced to protect her family during an unexpected turn of events. Caught between the British and the American militia, her bravery does not outweigh her sorrow.Why was this book on Dorine’s TBR? One of my friends (Penelope - that's you :) reviewed this book and I could [...]


    4. The battle of Concord comes alive through the utterly sympathetic character of Betsy Russell, an authentic 18-year-old farm girl from colonial Massachusetts. Diary posts inspire this fictionalized account of the emotionally charged months leading up to the first shots of the American Revolution. Betsy's vulnerability and honesty carry a tale of grit, loss, and ultimate triumph through faith. Betsy battles her growing fears in the changing times in Menotomy, a small town on the road between Conco [...]


    5. After reading this epic tale, I immediately sat down to write my review. I had to get it down while this story was fresh in my mind.I am totally spent after reading The Fields of the Fatherless, all my emotions are either at the surface, or have spilled over. Elaine Marie Cooper has truly shown what it was like during this terrible time in history. I found myself vividly envisioning such unthinkably, vivid scenes, yet I kept reading because I needed to ‘witness’ it until the end. I appreciat [...]


    6. History is bursting with stories to be told, but oftentimes some are overlooked that cry out to be shared. This is one of them. You don’t just read this story however; you are immediately transported back to 1775 to the small village of Menotomy in Massachusetts - only three months before the American Revolution. With every fibre of your being, you’ll feel the fear of the rumblings of war, watch with trepidation the ominous preparations, and when the incoming troops ride past, your heart wil [...]


    7. This novel tells the story of the Battle of Menotomy in 1775 through the eyes of 18 year old Betsy Russell. Her father, Jason Russell was one of the men involved in the bloody but little known battle between colonial minutemen and British regulars. Written for younger readers, Betsy's point of view provides a useful example of how events are often more complex than we believe and few wars can be broken down into good versus evil.I enjoyed the way the author utilized true events to demonstrate Be [...]


    8. This book was not what I expected. Going in, I knew it was about the first day of the American Revolution but I didn't understand that events would be seen through the eyes of a teenage farm girl. Most war or suspense stories I read have strong male central characters with one-syllable names and killer instincts. Needless to say, Betsy was no killer. What she was, instead, was a young woman struggling to survive and cope during an extraordinarily violent, difficult day. Her pastoral life vanishe [...]


    9. In 1774, Massachusetts isn’t exactly the safest place to be, what with the Red Coats and all, trying to keep the colonies from declaring Independence from England. Young Betsy Russell is about to learn one of those life lessons that only experience can teach. Just who is the enemy, after all? When their home community of Mentonomy Village becomes a hot zone battle ground in the spring, Betsy must choose to fight her prejudices and fears or give in to hatred. After her father is murdered, Betsy [...]


    10. Mrs. Cooper painted a picture so vivid and fresh in my mind of a quiet nook just outside of Boston Mass that would soon lay witness to the great horror and suffering from the first day of our American Revolution. Throughout the pages of this work the lives of the Russell family come to life and demonstrate the true nature of a charicter that is rooted so deeply in Christian values. These values are suffered by the youth and elderly alike as the conflicts of man approach a looming War with Great [...]


    11. Elaine Marie Cooper always brings an excellent, thought-provoking and engaging story with well-drawn characters and plenty of drama and action (with just the right touch of well-placed humor). Others have written beautiful reviews for this particular book, so I'll make this short and sweet. Buy it, read it, enjoy it, savor ityou'll definitely remember it. No doubt you'll experience every one of these emotions in this involving, moving story. If I had a complaint, it's that it's not long enough. [...]


    12. Chilling, Heartbreaking and CompellingThis short novel, infused with factual circumstances gripped me from start to end. American history is something I know very little of, but now I know a little more having lived it through the eyes of Besty, the main character of Fields of the Fatherless. Thank you Elaine Marie Cooper for taking me on this factual and fictional journey and reminding me how easy our life is today. Some books you read and some books change you forever. This one has changed som [...]


    13. Birth pains….e birthing of a baby or of a nation? Both begin simultaneously in Elaine Marie Cooper’s newest book, intending a realistic comparison of the grueling pain and bleeding during birth and war. Believing the characters were fictional and the story based on Ms Cooper’s admirable deep research of that era and area during The Revolutionary War in Massachusetts, I was astonished to learn otherwise! Just this morning I finished reading this compelling story, and fell behind other reade [...]


    14. I enjoyed Elaine Cooper’s Deer Run series set during the Revolutionary era, so I was both curious and excited to see how she would tackle this same time period from a young adult point of view. What I experienced in reading Fields of the Fatherless was an engrossing, heart-wrenching read with characters that grabbed my heart and a wonderful historical tale, suitable to be shared with the entire family, the sort of book grandmothers can confidently pass on to their granddaughters.What makes thi [...]


    15. Set in 1775, as the Revolutionary War heats up, Fields of the Fatherless shows the heartache and agony of a battle in Menotomy, MA. The heroine, Betsy Russell’s, a teen who must grow up too quickly. Writing from Betsy’s diary, Elaine Cooper, brings the struggle of the colonists in the small village to life. Minutemen discuss an onslaught of the British military. Then they get word that the red coats are coming. Betsy retreats with the other women and children to a neighbor’s house. Even th [...]


    16. Fields of the Fatherless***** by Elaine Marie Cooper Audio book Months before that first shout, “The regulars are coming! To arms! The regulars are coming!”, Betsy Russell—only daughter of Jason and Elizabeth Russell—prepare the best they can for what is certain to be impending war between the American colonies and the British. Fields of the Fatherless conveys the thoughts, fears and prayers of the Russell family and the colonist living in Menotomy Village (now Arlington), Massachusetts [...]


    17. Fields of the Fatherless***** by Elaine Marie Cooper Months before that first shout, “The regulars are coming! To arms! The regulars are coming!”, Betsy Russell—only daughter of Jason and Elizabeth Russell—prepare the best they can for what is certain to be impending war between the American colonies and the British. Fields of the Fatherless conveys the thoughts, fears and prayers of the Russell family and the colonist living in Menotomy Village (now Arlington), Massachusetts located on [...]


    18. Ms. Cooper's Fields of the Fatherless can be summed up in one word--Wow! As an author, I enjoy the research I do to make my novels as true to the era I write as possible. But Ms. Cooper has gone above and beyond the norm, taking a small thread from an historic era and transforming it into an intense read. And by intense I don't mean the shoot 'em up scenes from a Jason Statham move. I'm talking intense as to actually smelling the fear and grief her heroine does throughout the entire novel.The st [...]


    19. As you must have gathered from the surrounding reviews, Fields of the Fatherless is the story of young Betsy Russell and is set just days before the beginning of the Revolutionary War. While it is the story of the first battle of the Revolution, it’s really the story of a young woman struggling with tough decisions, expectations, and personal tragedies. Now, the best thing, in my opinion, about Mrs. Cooper’s novels is just how much research goes into everything she writes. She researches the [...]


    20. I loved the way that Elaine Cooper brought the struggles of the American Revolution to life in her new novel, Fields of the Fatherless. I felt as though I had been transported back in time to 1775. All of the details of life in Boston in 1775, no matter how minor, made you feel as though you were there. You could feel their passion for the cause of freedom, as well as their dread at what lay before them, and almost hear the cannonballs and the beat of the soldiers marching through town.I live in [...]


    21. I want to thank Elaine Cooper for the privilege of reading a preview copy of 'Fields of the Fatherless.' What a delightful book. Having read her previous trilogy (The Deer Run Saga: The Road to Deer Run, The Promise of Deer Run and The Legacy of Deer Run), I knew I was in for a treat.First, I love the historicity of Cooper's writing. She's thoroughly researched her subject matter: places, locations, names, dates and battle information. Yet the one piece that lends the most credibility to her fic [...]


    22. I just finished reading "Fields of the Fatherless" by Elaine Cooper. It has been a while since I read a book that touched my heart and made me weep so much. Elaine Cooper has brought this relatively short time period to life in a way that I have never considered in all the times that I have studied the beginning of the American Revolution. The story is about the town of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, a town which lay between Lexington and Concord that lost more people that night than either of [...]


    23. Field of the Fatherless is a new young adult novel out by Elaine Cooper. I thought it was a disturbing but honest portrayal of what life was like at the beginning of America's war for Independence.Betsy Russell is a young woman struggling to cope with the reality of what life is bringing to her small village. The fear, the devastation and the heartbreaking losses create a well of resentment within her. Called on by a neighbor to help care for a dying man she agrees before she learns that the man [...]


    24. I just finished reading this novel and all I can say is, "Wow!" The depth of historical facts depicted here is amazing. I live a short distance from Menotomy (Arlington) and we as a family often go to the parade in Concord in celebration of Patriots Day. The general details of that fateful day, and events leading up to it, are familiar to me. Elaine Cooper has taken these dry facts and brought them to life, writing about these events from the point of view of a real person - Betsy Russell really [...]


    25. “Fields of the Fatherless” is the first book I’ve read by author Elaine Marie Cooper, but it will not be the last. It’s title comes from Proverbs 23:10-11 KJV: Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless: For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.“Fields of the Fatherless” opens three months before American Revolution in the village of Menotomy (now Arlington) Massachusetts. Our heroine is eighteen-year old Betsy Russell, the [...]


    26. In her latest book, Elaine Cooper has once again demonstrated her knowledge and love of history to tell a touching story of the horrors of war but without gratuitous violence. Ms Cooper also has a unique perspective on the locale of the story as she was raised in Menotomy, MA, now Arlington, MA. FIELDS OF THE FATHERLESS is based on actual events and people of Menotomy, MA on April 19th, 1775. The massacre in this small village has long been overshadowed in our history books by the Battles of Lex [...]


    27. Betsy Russell’s life changes forever when the British army marches past her home on the way to Concord. Step into the year 1775 and experience the beginning of the Revolutionary War through the eyes of a young woman at the doorway to the rest of her life. Elaine Marie Cooper has done a great job in Fields of the Fatherless portraying the culture and events of the time. While the main characters and their stories are fictional, many of the events and places which served as the basis for the sto [...]


    28. Mrs. Cooper has a talent for weaving historical facts into fiction and allowing her character's to tell their story. She grabs the reader's attention immediately and you become the main character. The depth of research that went into the writing of this work is obvious when you check out the facts. Mrs. Cooper's Christian values show up so clearly in her characters and you feel a sense of pride from just knowing them. As I read this book, I felt all of the emotions that Betsy Russell was feeling [...]


    29. Author Elaine Marie Cooper has done it again! Fields of the Fatherless is the best work of fiction I have read all year. It's inspiring, captivating, and emotionally riveting. It takes place during the American Revolution and weaves real people and real events into a novel - the diary of Betsy Russell. It accurately portrays and describes what life was like for families and individuals who lived during the Revolutionary War - allowing the reader to relive those moments through each page. It's im [...]


    30. I really enjoyed reading Fields of the Fatherless. This young adult story is a wonderful book for both adults and teenagers who want to learn history while reading a novel. While the diary entries and actual dialogue was created by the author, it is based on real events and real people who suffered a devastating battle in Menotomy Village, Massachusetts in 1775.These characters and their situation came to life for me in this book and the information about the real battle and history that is incl [...]


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