Europe

Beyond The Desert Gate
Palestine, first century A.D.--the Jews have revolted against Roman occupation. The ten Greek cities of Palestine-the Decapolis-want only to continue their peaceful trading existence, but they find themselves caught in the middle of the uprisings. Apollodorus, a merchant of Philadelphia, takes a...Read more
The year is A.D. 781. King Charles of the Franks is crossing the Alps with his family and court on a journey to meet with Pope Hadrian. One frosty night he speaks to his young son Carl: When we come to Rome you will know that I am naming you my heir. One day you will rule over all my lands. . . ...Read more
That Girl of Pierre's
When Danielle, her grandmother Mathilde, and young brother Jeannot return to their village of Arsac le Petit near Bordeaux at the end of World War II, they are hoping for the best. But her parents, Pierre and Jeanne Dufour, and Marc, Danielle’s sweetheart, are still missing. In addition, they find...Read more
The Lark in the Morn
Twelve-year-old Kit Haverard is the only daughter of an absent-minded, scholarly Quaker father. Along with three older brothers who are currently away at school, dreamy, untidy Kit has been raised by their young, energetic cousin Laura. Ever since the death of Professor Haverard’s wife, Laura has...Read more
The Tangled Skein
For years Norway has been under Nazi occupation, but now that World War II is finally over, Solveig Strand is returning home. As a ten-year-old, she had been sent to Scotland five years before, and in all this time she has received no letters from her parents, brothers, sister or beloved...Read more
Between The Forest And The Hills
A humorous fantasy tale set in ancient Britain. Iscium, an isolated Roman town in the west of Britain, is cut off from the collapsing Empire. Most of the town senators and officials are primarily concerned with keeping a low profile with the neighboring barbarians and renovating the city baths. But...Read more
“Here is one set aside for greatness!” With these prophetic words did Pope Leo IV anoint the four-year-old Prince Alfred, youngest son of Ethelwulf, King of Wessex in England. Deeply influenced from childhood by his brother Ethelred and their wise tutor Bishop Swithin, Alfred became both a scholar...Read more
The Locked Crowns
The young beautiful Princess Goldborough, rightful ruler of England and imprisoned in a high tower of rocks, is completely at the mercy of the treacherous overlord who is her guardian. Only the two old servants who care for her know of her shameful treatment and of the slender golden crown left by...Read more
Sicilian Mystery
While his father pursues business concerns elsewhere in the Mediterranean, sixteen-year-old Neville Brown from England has a chance to explore the volcano on Stromboli, an Aeolian island north of the coast of Sicily. Neville, whose primary goal is to get some exciting photographs of the volcano for...Read more
Secret of the Shetlands
The lonely, windswept Shetland Islands, lying between Scotland and Norway, play their own strategic part in unraveling the surprising puzzle that is innocently triggered off by a red beaked puffin. Friends Sinnie and Lisbeth, both sixteen, are out looking for flotsam to salvage after a three day...Read more