Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I am William Landor

Greetings, my name is William Landor. I am the son of a wealthy Boston merchant, but if you want to know something about the business, ask my older brother, Edmond. Edmond is my father’s favorite, and I have never been able to measure up. 

After the tragic death of my mother and sister-in-law, I fled to England where I remained for four years. When I returned in May of 1774, I found that Boston’s political tensions had grown worse. The king had even ordered that the port be sealed; no ships going in or out. What did the people of Boston expect after dumping the tea into the harbor?

I was shocked to discover that my good friend and our family physician, Dr. Joseph Warren, not only supported the rebels, but also was one of their leaders. He tried to make me understand why he and his followers did what they did, but struggled to accept it. They just did not understand what was due their king and country.

I had hoped that my father and I would get along better after I returned, but nothing seemed to be going right. He was angry with me for the time I spent with Warren. He also fears the future. With the Boston port closed, what is a merchant to do?

As if things alone do not make my life complicated enough, I have many secrets I must keep, including that the young African I brought home with me is not truly a slave, and the cloak buried deep within my trunk.

Which side will I choose? Will I ever get rid of that annoying girl, Selah, who is always speaking up about her beliefs? What about my secerets? Will I have have the courage to allow some of them time come to light?

Read all of my story in the book by author Sarah Holman, A Different Kind of Courage.

About the Author: 
Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and author of five published books and counting. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined.

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And now, because I read this book and loved it, I'm encouraging you to either go buy a copy on Amazon or enter this giveaway (or both!)...


  1. There are so many heroes from the American Revolution, that it is hard to pick. Many are well known names such as Washington, Patrick Henry, Ethan Allen, and others or are known by there nicknames such as "The Swamp Fox" or "Light Horse Harry." But there are also many whose names I don't know such as the lady who hung out her wash and in so doing, was sending messages to the spies working for Washington. Or the girl who drove her cows through the British lines to get a secret message to someone else. Sorry, I can't pick a favorite. :)

    1. Rebekah, It is hard to choose. There were some many men and women who helped shape this country.

  2. The Marquis de Lafayette! He sacrificed everything to help our country. I also like Henry Knox and his amazing story. : )

  3. I've been stalking this book since it was being written!!!! I am SOOO excited to begin it!!!!!!!!!