Readers will be delighted with Betty, whose loyalty and love are demonstrated through tremendous courage and sacrifice. Based on a true story, Betty must come face-to-face with the dreaded disease — smallpox.
Will she choose to save herself? Betty faces myriad trials, including the death-grip of a terrifying blizzard, but the heart-warming love for her devoted servant trumps all. Frozen Fire will keep you on the edge of your seat and will cause you to contemplate the purpose and meaning of life. If you enjoyed the action-packed adventure of Teddy’s Button, you’ll be enthralled by the energy and drama of this provocative read for the entire family.
Character themes in this story: courage, loyalty, sacrificial love. Lamplighter owner Mark Hamby has called the story of Frozen Fire every bit as delightful as the famed Teddy’s Button.
“This story was well written and engaging. The characters of Betty and Tom are memorable as they face difficulties and much more. It is a great read for anyone in the family.” — Brooke Kaczor
” I could not put this book down! I was enthralled from the very beginning and I was challenged through the life of little Betty. This book helped me to understand what forgiveness really looks like in the face of difficult circumstances and has brought me closer my Heavenly Father. A must read for all ages!” — Roger Bodenstab
“Frozen Fire kept my attention with mystery,drama and underlying faith in God no matter the circumstances. Tom was shown to be a brave and loyal servant, even when his mind was clouded. Betty learned how to be useful and helpful in strange circumstances.” — a reviewer from Tacoma
Table of Contents
- The Snow Storm
- The Rescue
- Poor Tom
- The Countess Mosby
- The First Visit
- Betty’s Life in the Country
- Guilt and Punishment
- The Crab-Lighting
- The Little Samaritan
- The Epidemic
- Adieu! My Child, Adieu!
- Betty Forgives and Forgets
- The Wonderful Discovery
- Farmer John’s Doubts
- The Visit to Windsor
- The Flight
About the Author
Karl Gustav Nieritz (1795-1876) was a popular German writer for youth. He is also author of The Little Miner: Honesty Lasts the Longest. All his writings emphasize diligence, family, and learning the fear of the Lord.
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading for the family. The inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books show a child that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in adolescence and adulthood, nor are they a substitute for faith in Christ. As we learn of perseverance, courage, loyalty, humility, these are qualities to emulate and pursue, but as children read in stories of others like them trying their best and falling short, they will powerfully learn their need for the gospel. Though life is often not easy, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a loving God for our good.
Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God. Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings. But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued!