This book is #37 in The American Adventure series, but don't worry, you do not need to read the books in order if a particular time period strikes your interest. Reading them in order does have a benefit concerning the books leading up to and following wars because it gives readers a broader understanding of the build up of conflict and the period of restoration following great loss and difficulty.
"The Flu Epidemic" is set in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1818-1819. Not all of the surviving soldiers had returned to the states from WWI yet, and more individuals worldwide had been killed by the Spanish flu outbreak than the number of people killed in the world war. Some other historical events woven into the plot include the killing of songbirds by school children with slingshots and the crash of a low-flying plane in downtown Minneapolis.
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Love this girl's writing... feels like she's a long distance friend. Well, her sister is my long-distance friend, so that probably helps. Either way, what an inspiration and encouragement- you just need to check out some of the places life has taken Leah and be strengthened and inspired by the love that oozes (yes, oooozes) from her heart for Jesus, His people and His creation!
If you like nummy recipes, or have special dietary needs (or both!) check it out. ALL of her recipes are Vegan, and many can be made gluten-free. I stumbled upon it when searching for dairy/egg free treats to make for my kiddo and have gotten hooked on several recipes. Okay, "hooked on" doesn't portray it well enough. How about "addicted to"? That's more fitting. Will definitely be going back for more!