She's a white girl with black friends, a strong-willed 13-year-old loaded with grit who has no intention of allowing the kidnapping of those friends to stand. Although it won't be easy, Sarah promises to get them back. As she searches for her friends, she begins to lose the only thing her parents left to her. For the first time in her life, Sarah is forced to fight feelings of pure hatred as everything she holds dear is threatened.
With the recent death of her mother, Sarah Smith now had the lives of Rachel's "packages" in her hands. Sarah's Wish invites you to enter the 19th century world of secrets and broken promises, runaways and slave catchers, colorful gypsies and noisy riverboats, and Granny. Although Granny's hilarious dialect and lively antics are sure to keep you laughing, not all is happy. Emotions take a ride as Sarah's big wish appears hopeless. But when life is at it's darkest, the butterflies come.
In a race against time, Sarah unravels a riddle and takes possession of the one thing left to her by her parents. However, with that inheritance her faith will be tested as never before. The man she fears most, a man thoroughly devoid of goodness, the man who wanted that inheritance but lost out, now conspires to kidnap her to avenge his loss. In the third of the Sarah books, Author Jim Baumgardner elevates the action and suspense to a new level.