Against The Tide
Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson (Chosen Daughters)
Against The Tide
Hope Irvin Marston
Seventeenth-century Scotland is a place of cruel intolerance for the Covenanters, a people bound together by their loyal faith. A young, earnest Covenanter, Margaret Wilson finds her pledged loyalty to Christ and his covenant in opposition to King Charles II’s demand for her absolute obedience. Will Margaret choose to defy the authorities? Or will devotion to her family, love for her sweetheart, and hopes for future happiness rule her heart?

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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This book is an inspirational story about a brave-hearted young lady. Based on a true story, you follow young Margaret as she is torn between her family and religion. She lives in a time of dragoons, kirks, unfair laws, and religious restrictions in 17th century Scotland. She is empowered to stay faithful to God, but her life is threatened. With her true love and brothers off in hiding and her faith as strong as ever, will she do the unthinkable and run away with her younger siblings, or stay to keep her family safe? If she does leave, will she be caught?

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