Rachel E. Rittenhouse, author


Finding Faith is the diary of a 13-year-old girl, Carolyn Woodsmall. Carolyn is the eldest daughter and leads a normal life for a girl growing up in the 1850’s, until tragedy strikes and Carolyn’s world is turned upside-down. She struggles with blaming God for what has happened and feels like he has abandoned her. Will Carolyn find her faith and realize that God has never left her?


Discovering Hope is the diary of a 13-year-old girl, Bethany Woodsmall, younger sister to Carolyn, the beloved character of Finding Faith. Bethany and her family struggle to adjust to the many changes in her family, and it seems she is stuck in the middle with her family pulling two different ways. Will Bethany be able to discover the hope of God’s faithfulness as she experiences these difficult times?


Change is hard for 13-year-old Laura Woodsmall to accept, especially when the change seems to make her life even worse. Accepting Change chronicles the diary of Laura, younger sister to Carolyn and Bethany from Finding Faith and Discovering Hope. Laura finds it difficult to put her strength in God as her sisters have done. Will she be able to find true joy in God and learn to take all the curveballs life throws?