About the Book:
The story of the 1689 siege of Londonderry proclaims the power of God in the incredible resistance of the City of Londonderry against the attempted Jacobite conquest of Ireland by the deposed King James II of England. While the city leaders vacillated, thirteen bold and brave young apprentices took the initiative to close the city gates. “No surrender!” became the rallying cry. Faith in Christ gave the people of Derry the courage to resist in the face of extended siege, blockade, starvation, and disease. Liberty lovers—young and old—should read this book.
About the Author:
Not much is known about the author. Mr. W. Stanley Martin was a stationer and was partner in the City of London firm, Martin & Purnham. He spent his last days in Felpham in Sussex, England and used to attend services at the Chapel of the Bannister, Theological College in Felpham.
You can visit the publisher online at www.NordskogPublishing.com to learn more about the Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender!
I really enjoy reading the juvenile fictional books. Hey, what can I say?! I’m a big kid at heart. But, so many of the children’s books are geared toward girls. So, I was super psyched, being a mom of two young boys, to get to review a book that was specifically geared toward boys.
This sweet book was both entertaining and historical. I really love historicals and I think it’s cool to read a children’s historical book. It was really interesting to read a book that, while fictional, was about the young boys of long ago. The message of never surrendering to the bad and always having steadfast faith was the main theme of this awesome like book.
I highly recommend this book with a high 5 star praise. It’s cover depicts the story fabulously and the characters of the story are absolutely faithful heroes to the author’s plot. Most definitely a wonderful book for young readers, and also, for the older history lovers that would enjoy a quick and easy read with a wonderful standing message from God.
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