When Jerusalem is captured by the Muslims, Elfreda, a young orphan, is sent back to England to her mother’s sister. Her aunt is not at all pleased to see her, and her uncle fears she may have brought the family curse back to England. Elfreda’s cousin, Guy, who is joining King Richard’s Crusade, promises Elfreda that he will win such honor as a crusader that the curse will be removed.
Over the years that follow, however, severe trials befall the family and Guy and Elfreda despair of the curse ever being lifted. Is it possible that there is One with power stronger than any curse?
Story Setting: Medieval Europe and Middle East in 1189 - 1215 A.D.
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Notable People and Events: King Richard I, Crusades, Signing of the Magna Charta
Originally published in 1875; 265 pages; For Ages 12 – Adult
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"I enjoyed [Leofwine the Monk and Elfreda the Saxon] and the additional insight they gave me. They provide a pleasurable way to understand English history and Church history. I would say that the history lesson is just a by-product of the opportunity to read a good story." – Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Read the full review
Emma Leslie (1837-1909), whose actual name was Emma Dixon, was a prolific Victorian children’s author who wrote over 100 books. Emma Leslie brought a strong Christian emphasis into her writing and many of her books were originally published by the Religious Tract Society.
Also by Emma Leslie:
Junior Church History Series
For Merrie England
Hilda the Briton
The Magic Runes
Through Stress and Strain
Church History Series
Before the Dawn
Dearer Than Life
Faithful, But Not Famous
From Bondage to Freedom
Glaucia the Greek Slave
Leofwine the Monk
The Martyr's Victory
Out of the Mouth of the Lion
Sowing Beside All Waters