Andersens of Eden

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Historical Fiction that teaches across all ages and times.

For the Andersen family, life on the family farm near the small Iowa town of Eden was like its namesake—paradise. They happily accepted a life of hard work and a marginal income. Living simply, they were grateful for what they had. Their joy in life grew from their faith, wholesome farm life, a strong work ethic, treasured traditions, and love for each other.

On December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States entered the Second World War, life for the Andersen family changed overnight as young men went off to war. At home there was work to be done: jobs to be filled, planes to be built, scraps to be collected, and behind the scenes efforts to support war-related industries. Women, men too old or infirm to fight, old folks, children, neighbors and friends, all contributed on the home front hoping the war would soon be over and those they loved would return unharmed—many did: some did not. The Andersens of Eden is intriguing, entertaining, and valuable history for the whole family.

In her second historical novel, Ethel Barker weaves a coming-of-age-tale full of love, faith, and family, and the power those combined forces played in overcoming the many tragedies of war. Her first family friendly historical fiction focused on the orphan trains (For The Love of Pete).