Rufus Steele 1938
by Susan C. Turner
First book in the Rufus Steele Adventure Series. In the small farming community of Friendsville, Maryland in 1938, 14-year-old Henry Murphy and his brothers work hard and fight for their lives. Mysterious, courageous, Dr. Rufus Steele arrives in town to practice medicine. Amidst dangerous circumstances, he proves to be a powerful ally. Strong bonds develop among Dr. Steele and the Murphy family.