As a homeschool grad myself, I am inclined to think that homeschoolers (as a rule) are fabulous. So I compiled a list of literary evidence arguing my case. But even if you can’t claim the homeschool heritage, you will enjoy these books as well. So here you go:
Books: A Cry from Egypt and A Stand at Sinai
Hope’s books were phenomenal. They offered such an interesting perspective on Ancient Egypt and the Exodus of the Israelites, combining history with the Bible. It is one thing to read about the plagues and the exodus, but it is completely another to experience it with Jarah and her friends and family. I would highly recommend this book to all ages (especially if you are studying Ancient History).
Book Series: Ilyon Chronicles, Pirates and Faith, and Makilien
So I have followed this author for years, watching her writing grow. Her current (and best) series is the Ilyon Chronicles, a fantasy series that is reminiscent of the Roman persecution of Christians during early church history. She also wrote the Pirates and Faith series (historical Christian fiction) and the Makilien series (Christian fantasy) under the name Molly Evangeline. I would recommend her work for middle school and up. (Her series were also featured on my post 8 of My Favorite Christian Fantasy Books).
Book: Traiven’s Pass
I met Jessica at a homeschool conference (where else?), where I purchased and devoured her book. It is an excellent example of how Christian fantasy should be written, and I would highly recommend it for middle schoolers and up. (Her work was also featured on 8 of My Favorite Christian Fantasy Books)
Books: The Wulver’s Rose and Hidden Pearls
I loved Hidden Pearls. The Wulver’s Rose was great too, but it was a short story, and you can only let yourself invest in those so much because you blink and they’re over. Anyways, picture Pirates of the Caribbean mixed with Pride and Prejudice, and that’s about what you get with Hidden Pearls. Again, I would highly recommend for middle school and up.
Books: Bridget’s Journey and Everlasting
So I’m technically biased here, because Valerie is one of my dearest friends. But her books are wonderful, sooo…. Anyways, Bridget’s Journey is a delightful piece of historical fiction that is faintly reminiscent of Anne of Green Gables, and Everlasting is a lovely piece of Christian fantasy. Anyone who loves Gail Carson Levine will love this too. Valerie also has several other books that I have read but are still in the works, so I can’t officially discuss them yet.