The War Rages On by Cecelia Schmidt

The War Rages On is an historical fiction book set during the Civil War. Grace’s faith is tested as she and her family encounter the difficult struggles related to the war and the issue of slavery. Her father’s animosity toward Christians complicates matters, especially when a preacher’s son named David asks for Grace’s hand in marriage. Grace discovers that through all of life’s trials, God is faithful. She learns to trust the Lord in all things and do what is right regardless of circumstances. (Scripture reference section included. Recommended for ages 8 and up.)

The War Rages On
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“This is a beautiful story of love and courtship set against the backdrop of the hatred and bigotry of the Civil War. The recurrent themes of the grace and forgiveness of Christ are woven throughout with the characters modeling this in the midst of great persecution. In this timeless message Cecelia teaches us that hardship and tragedy are tools that our loving God uses to mold us as part of His perfect plan. I read the entire book in one sitting–it drew me in.”

           ~ Lisa, Homeschool Mom of Seven

"The War Rages on and The War Within were some of the best books I have ever read and I immediately fell in love with them. These books are so encouraging to me because Grace is the perfect example of what a godly woman should look like: faithful to the Lord no matter the circumstance. Thank you for creating such a role model! Also, Solomon's "History Bites" books are really helpful!"

           ~ Elena, age 12

The War Within by Cecelia Schmidt

The War Within is an historical fiction book set during the Post Civil War/Reconstruction Era and is the sequel to The War Rages On. Grace and David Carver have been married for over a year. When the Simms, a young black couple, move to the area, the Carvers befriend them. However, a serious threat has arisen: the KKK, which changes the Simms’ and Carvers’ lives forever. Grace’s faith is tested again as she learns to accept God’s sovereignty and forgive the seemingly unforgiveable. (Scripture reference section included. Recommended for ages 8 and up.)

The War Within
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“I am truly amazed by the Holy Spirit’s work in Cecelia’s heart. The gospel message is clearly seen in the pages of this book. I almost put it down in fear of what I would read, but God’s Word throughout compelled me to continue. So glad I read it!”

           ~ Dionne, Homeschool Mom of four

"This is the first book I've read from the author, and I am traditionally skeptical of anything written by someone under twenty. I read the book in one sitting and enjoyed every minute of it. I was impressed with the writer's ability to perfectly capture the racial tensions of the day and the social intimidation faced by those who fight against prejudice. It's a story that is told in many different forms in every culture, and the way the writer handled it is highly commendable."

           ~ Jacob, age 18

The War's End by Cecelia Schmidt

The War’s End is an historical fiction book set during the late 1800’s. It is the third book in the series by Cecelia Schmidt. Grace and David’s daughter, Eliza, is now fifteen years old and enjoying the golden days of her youth. However, when a painful part of her past is revealed, Eliza’s life is turned upside down. To make matters worse, two outlaws come to town seeking revenge, and Eliza is caught in the crossfire. She ultimately discovers that true joy and contentment can only be found in Christ. (Scripture reference section included. Recommended for ages 8 and up.)

The War's End
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“Like its predecessors, The War’s End is an incredible installation to Cecelia’s series. From the well-executed characters and circumstances, to the meticulous attention to historical accuracy, to the strong Gospel themes that permeate Cecelia's writing style, every aspect of this book is a testament to its author’s prodigious abilities.”

           ~ Samuel, age 16

“The perfect way to end the series. Cecelia has given us a story that will resonate in the minds of anyone who chooses to pick it up. She teaches us the importance of family while continuing her theme of an inspiring redemption story. Exactly what the teens of today need to hear!”

           ~ Lily, age 14


Cecelia Schmidt is a homeschooled senior and wrote all three of her books while in high school. She lives in New York with her parents and three younger siblings.

In addition to writing Christian books, Cecelia also enjoys writing, directing, and acting in plays, singing, playing the piano, reading, baking, and making people laugh. She hopes that her books will draw you closer to Christ and strengthen your faith in God.

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