The story begins in 1760, when young George the Third of England has just been crowned King at age 22.
At first, people felt they would have a true and loyal ruler who — unlike his father and grandfather — would understand the ways of the English people. But, as the reader soon discovers, something goes very wrong.
11-year-old Daniel Dawsen, his sister Rebecca and their parents live in Boston, in the colony of Massachusetts. The Dawsen family is about to be invaded by two ruthless British officers. Daniels journey takes him through the Revolutionary War as a Son of Liberty, and his life takes him all the way to George Washington’s inauguration in 1789 as President of the new United States.
It is hoped that through this historical novel, young people will learn of our country’s history, honor the sacrifices of those who lived it, and appreciate their heritage as free Americans. Our youth may grow up defending those freedoms again.
This book was revised in 2019 and is a companion to “I Love America,” Volume 2.