In a world where it is becoming more and more difficult to tell what the ACTUAL ratings are on things like movies, and so many books that children find interesting are actually based on those questionable movies, it is a breath of fresh air when someone comes into the publishing side of things with high standards of morality.
The company prides themselves on providing books such as this, which have wholesome, moral content. Their philosophy is
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8)Something very difficult to find these days when we are being desensitized to so much.
Before I continue, let me say this (well, I'm going to say it whether you let me or not, afterall, it is MY blog): I am not a reader of historical fiction, typically. So when I was given the chance to review this company, I was a bit hesitant. Afterall, I don't get to CHOOSE what books I am sent for the review, what if they send one that I just cannot stand?
So when I received Soldier Fritz, by Emma Leslie, I was already a bit skeptical about whether or not I'd be able to do this review without sounding completely mean and awful. No need to fear though. The book, which takes place in Germany during the Reformation around the mid-1520s, is a very uplifting, well-written story about a young man's desire to be a soldier of the Lord. You can read the basic summary given by Salem Ridge Press (and purchase the book) at Salem Ridge Press's website. This book is 10.95 for a paperback version, and 20.95 for hardcover. Given the quality of the book, how sturdy it is even as a paperback (let's face it, there's some pretty flimsy paperbacks out there), the quality of the pages and the print, it is worth every penny. While you're there, check out the other books available, which you can also get in paperback, hardcover, and in some cases e-book!
You can read more about founder Daniel Mills and his parents, his choice of books, and find additional retailers on the website. And you can read about my fellow Crewmates' experiences on the TOS Homeschool blog.
Disclaimer: I received this product free from the vendor for the purpose of this review in exchange for my honest opinion and experience on it. I received no other compensation for this review.