Linda Lacour Hobar, author of The Mystery of History, is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, a genuine “people-person”, and a fan of comfortable high-heels. Through homeschooling her children, and service as a missionary, she discovered a deep love for world history where the famous and the infamous have left their mark in time. In the year 2000, Linda sensed a clear call to write The Mystery of History for her children, grandchildren, and generations to come that they might know “the mystery of God . . . in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col 2:3)
In its 20th year of worldwide circulation, The Mystery of History has been well received by all ages. While fact-filled and historically accurate, Linda’s writing style remains warm, personable, and thought provoking. The four-volume “Chronological, Christian, Complete” series is user-friendly and includes activities for multiple ages, timeline work, mapping exercises, quizzes, literature recommendations, audio books, and much more to fully engage students of all learning styles. The Mystery of History has been awarded 2019 “TTD Family Favorites Award,” “Best Homeschool History Resource,” Cathy Duffy’s “100 Top Picks,” Mary Pride’s “Practical Homeschooling Reader Award,” The Old Schoolhouse “Excellence Award,” and “A Top Back to Homeschool Resource” Award.
A native-born Texan, Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University, where she first fell in love with world history. She presently resides in Tennessee where she continues to research, write, teach online classes, and obsess over matters big and small.