×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Wind of the Spirit
     

Wind of the Spirit

4.6 5
by J. M. Hochstetler
 

See All Formats & Editions

Elizabeth Howard's assignment to gain crucial intelligence for General Washington leads her into the very maw of war at the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, where disaster threatens to end the American rebellion. Yet her heart is fixed on Jonathan Carleton, whose whereabouts remain unknown more than a year after he disappeared into the wilderness. Carleton, now the Shawnee

Overview

Elizabeth Howard's assignment to gain crucial intelligence for General Washington leads her into the very maw of war at the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, where disaster threatens to end the American rebellion. Yet her heart is fixed on Jonathan Carleton, whose whereabouts remain unknown more than a year after he disappeared into the wilderness. Carleton, now the Shawnee war chief White Eagle, is caught in a bitter war of his own. As unseen forces gather to destroy him, he leads the fight against white settlers encroaching on Shawnee lands--while battling the longing for Elizabeth that will not give him peace. Can her love bridge the miles that separate them--and the savage bonds that threaten to tear him forever from her arms?

Editorial Reviews

Katy Freeland
Wind of the Spirit is so historically rich and well-researched, but I also really like the characters. They are complicated and are forced to deal with many heart-wrenching events, but through it all they try their best to keep their faith in God and in each other. The historical information is seamlessly incorporated into what is, at its heart, a love story, and it helps to give the story tension and reality. This is first-rate historical fiction with Christian themes.
A Few More Pages Blog - Katy Freeland
Wind of the Spirit is so historically rich and well-researched, but I also really like the characters. They are complicated and are forced to deal with many heart-wrenching events, but through it all they try their best to keep their faith in God and in each other. The historical information is seamlessly incorporated into what is, at its heart, a love story, and it helps to give the story tension and reality. This is first-rate historical fiction with Christian themes.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012559883
Publisher:
Sheaf House Publishers, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Series:
The American Patriot Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
665,132
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Joan Hochstetler is the daughter of Mennonite farmers. A graduate of Indiana University and formerly an editor with Abingdon Press, she has published three historical novels set during the American Revolutionary War, Daughter of Liberty, Native Son, and Wind of the Spirit, the first three books of the American Patriot Series. Her contemporary novel One Holy Night, a retelling of the Christmas story set in modern times, was the Christian Small Publishers 2009 Book of the Year and finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Book of the Year.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Wind of the Spirit 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
willowvt More than 1 year ago
The third book in the American Patriot Series by J. M. Hochstetler is out and continues the saga of Elizabeth Howard and Jonathan Carleton. If you missed either of the first two books in the series, Daughter of Liberty or Native Son, I urge you to get a copy and read it before reading WIND OF THE SPIRIT. I found the series to be an accurate representation of history and recommend it to lovers of early American history. In WIND OF THE SPIRIT, Elizabeth, also known as Oriole, continues her missions to gather information for General Washington. She misses her dear friend, Jonathan, and begins to wonder if the stories reaching her of a white Shawnee war chief called White Eagle might be Jonathan. She persuades their friend, Colonel Charles Andrews, to mount an expedition to the land of the Shawnees to see if White Eagle really is Jonathan and if so, to persuade him to return to assist the Colonials in their fight. Jonathan has been adopted into the Shawnee tribe but has enemies in the tribe who feel he has not given up his white ways. One Shawnee, Wolfslayer, would like nothing more than to kill Jonathan. WIND OF THE SPIRIT is one of those books that grab you and is difficult to put down to do other tasks. Loves of American History will find this story to mesh with actual history and will love the continuing story of Elizabeth and Jonathan. Please don't miss it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great series! Joan Hochstetler has done a fantastic job with the detaikled research that she puts into this series. The characters keep me captivated no matter how many times I read the books! It's the most dedailed series I've read about the Revolution. The characters have a deep faith in God and each other no matter what they are going through! Can't wait for Book 5!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mrsred49 More than 1 year ago
I have not had the opportunity to read the first two books in this series. Even though I missed a lot of the beginning, this book read very well on its own. The year was 1776 when Elizabeth Howard and Brigadier General Jonathan Carlton was denied the permission to wed and were sent seperate ways in order to serve in the American Revolution war, she as a spy and had to dress as a boy so that she could get closer to the enemy and find out things that they may never be able to know otherwise. Elizabeth continues to work for General George Washington and she begins to wonder if the stories reaching her of a white Shawnee war chief called White Eagle might be Jonathan. Jonathan has been adopted into the Shawnee tribe but has enemies in the tribe that feels he hasn't given up his white ways. Wolfslayer, a Shawnee would like nothing more than to kill Jonathan. Rich in history and full of adventure, romance, this book was a great read. Thanks to "Sheaf House Publishers" for sending me this book to review.
WindsongBT More than 1 year ago
J.M. Hochstetler's third novel in the American Patriot series, WIND OF THE SPIRIT, gives us an extraordinary glimpse into history. Ramping up the pace, adventure and passion as this tale continues, British forces under General William Howe win the Battle of Brooklyn, sending the American militia into disarray. Fighting alongside her patriots, Elizabeth Howard is nearly killed when British troops capture her. Recognizing Generals Clinton and Cornwallis, Elizabeth fears they will see through her disguise and realize she is the spy, Oriole. She whistles to her horse, Night Mare, vaults onto her back and breaks free to rejoin Washington in time to escape to York Island with him. There she finds Colonel Charles Andrews, the friend of her beloved Brigadier General Jonathan Carleton. He is not only alive, Charles tells her, but also the Shawnee war chief White Eagle who has driven white settlers out of the Ohio territory. Charles convinces her to help him find Jonathan before the British can arrest and hang him for treason. With intense drama and brilliant prose, J. M. Hochstetler rivets her readers to this agonizing love story while breathing new insight into the Shawnee Indians' fierce fight for survival. Captured and forced to live among the Shawnee when they try to convince Jonathan to return with them, Elizabeth and Charles come to love the 'savages' just as Jonathan does, but White Eagles' enemy, Wolfslayer, endangers them all. In Jonathan's battle for supremacy over his Indian nemesis, Elizabeth faces he has become more Indian than white. Can she redeem him? We won't know until the next book comes out. J.M. Hochstetler has set a formidable challenge for herself as readers wait to see Elizabeth and Jonathan's love story resolved. It runs parallel to God's prime lesson: the author makes us wait for answers while teaching us patience and trust.