Cherokee Run

by Barbara Smucker

Charity never fails

Rated 5 out of 5
June 9, 2020

I loved reading this wonderful story of a pioneering family and their determination to always be kind, even when it sets them back. This was so heartwarming and sweet while still being full of adventure and excitement.

Katie P.

The grasshoppers can't destroy God

Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2020

I’ve only finished the first 4 chapters so far and I’m already just loving this book. The grasshoppers have just come and eaten the family’s Kansas wheat crop. The chapter gave a very good description of what it might have felt like as a child, but it is met with a firm faith in God and that God’s Word holds the answer to any problem we might have. Looking forward to enjoying the rest of this book.

Mandi V

Sweet Story!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 5, 2020

I loved this sweet book. Katie and her family move to America from Ukraine to have freedom to practice their Mennonite religion. I love the lessons of love, patience, faith and kindness taught as they go through many hard times together.


Hard to put down!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 14, 2020

This story of Katie’s journey taught us a lot about faith, courage, and forgiving, all while being entertained with one adventure after another. We also learned a lot about the time period and the harsh circumstances facing the early settlers.

Danielle B

Exciting From Start to Finish

Rated 5 out of 5
February 29, 2020

It felt like there was a new adventure right on the heels of the last one in this exciting book about a family and how they overcame several hardships. Grace and forgiveness are practiced again and again as the family seeks religious freedom and a place to call home. Katie grows and though they don’t have the best circumstances, she is willing to help her family and others with bravery and kindness, showing compassion where there was previously anger.

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Katie Becker is amazed at the wide expanse of blue sky and the endless prairie grass of her new Kansas home. After leaving Ukraine in search of religious freedom, Katie and her Mennonite family are ready to settle into their American homestead for good. However, when a hate-filled neighbor and swarms of grasshoppers tarnish their dreams, the family decides to take the risk and race to stake a claim in the newly opened Cherokee land of Oklahoma. Readers are inspired and entertained as they follow the Beckers’ quest for a home of their own through hardship, new beginnings, faith, and intense excitement.

133 pages

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