What Lamplighter Book Should I Read and Review for March?

Hey everyone! It’s that time of month again for my book poll! And for March, I decided to read some Lamplighter books, so I have five below for you all to pick from!

Choice #1: The Stranger At Home by Mrs. Sherwood

The Stranger at Home, along with its accompanying stories, might seem a little “hard-edged,” but it aptly challenges us to reconsider our God-given roles as parents and children. The folly of permissive parenting, and the inevitable consequences of obstinacy, disobedience, lying and vanity are brought forth with “not-so-subtle” clarity, yet permeated with life-changing truths.

I’ve read a lot of Lamplighters, but this one has not been checked off the list yet, and it looks pretty good based off the preface so I’m excited to try it!

Choice #2: The White Dove by Christoph von Schmid

Filled with the intrigue of knights and nobles, thieves and robbers, this is a story of friendship and sacrifice. A little girl agrees to give up her precious white dove to prove her friendship, and lives are miraculously saved.

I believe I read this one a LONG time ago, and based off the blurb I vaguely remember a story like this, so I want to see if this is the story I’m thinking of!

Choice #3: Peace in War by A.L.O.E

If God punished some sins and not others, where would be His justice? If God took notice of none, where would be His holiness? If God promised punishment which He never inflicted, where would be His truth? 

These questions have been wrestled with throughout generations. But God, in His wisdom, afforded a way by which sin could be punished, and yet the sinner forgiven, and justice, holiness, truth, and mercy all meet and unite together. 

In this provocative story Peace in War: An Adventure in Afghanistan, we see evidence of God’s loving protection through treacherous events. The faithfulness of His followers is the very instrument He employs to give hope to the hopeless and sight to the blind. It is a riveting story—one you’ll never forget.

This is another book I haven’t yet read, and actually a newer Lamplighter if I can recall. The historical part of it intrigues me, since I enjoy reading historical fiction, and I’ve not read too many books set in Asia so this one looks good!

Choice #4: Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince by Sidney Baldwin

Young Prince Hubert is incorrigible, unmanageable, and tiresomely demanding. What is the good King to do? How will his selfish Prince ever learn to rule the kingdom well? His most trusted friend, Sir Malcolm, has a plan. Prince Hubert is swept away to a land where he is simply known as Hugh, a peasant boy. His silks are replaced with rough work clothes, his castle dwelling with a humble cottage. It is here that Hugh learns valuable life lessons from the widow of the forest.

Hugh is a sturdy, likable boy who will undoubtedly take a favorite place in the line of lovable Lamplighter characters.

This is a book I’ve always wanted to read but never got around to it. For Christmas, I finally got the dramatic audio version of this book, but I make it a point to read the book before I listen to the audio, so I’ve got to read this one sometime soon!

Choice #5: The Secret Bridge by Amy Le Feuvre

We are brought into Bridget’s world, where she finds herself penniless and alone, resisting the kindness of Godfrey Bullingham. Her intelligent, practical mind can accept neither pity nor charity. But time brings change.

Relationships are built and promises are made, but secrets complicate a once peaceful life. She is challenged: “Acquaint thyself with Him.” From that day forward, her quest to know God takes front and center as she wrestles with life and uncovers the mysteries surrounding her.

Written later in life by our beloved Amy Le Feuvre, this provocative story reveals a depth beyond that of her previous works. Readers from all walks of life will be moved by her sensitivity to the tensions of inner family conflict. Encouraging us to become more acquainted with Christ, The Secret Bridge invites us to fall more in love with Him as we read His letters and eagerly anticipate His coming.

This book I read a couple of years ago, and it actually inspired some ideas for my then work-in-progress story. I also remember enjoying it a lot, so a reread of it would be great!

The day of the deadline, I will write the winning book in the comments, so stay tuned for that!

Have you ever read any of these? Do you want to read any of these? Let me know in the comments below! Thank you so much for participating, and have a great day! ~ Kay Adelin

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