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Author: Dorothea Jensen
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult Historical Fiction
Recommended Ages: 10-17
Number o f Pages: 266
Publisher: BQB Publishing
Publication Date: April 22, 2016
Synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town, during the early 19th cen tury. She has a couple of big problems. First of all, she has a stepmother , Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolteacher aunt. Clara resents that her late mother ’ s older sister has not only married her father but is about to have a baby. To make mat ters worse, “ Prissy Priscilla ” keeps trying to make the rambunctious, clever, and witty Clar a act like a proper young lady. Secondly, Clara has red hair, making her a target for teasing by a handsome older boy, Dickon Weeks, and by her pretty seventeen-year-old Dr ead Cousin Hetty. Clara, however, has a secret plan she hopes will change this. Duri ng the last week of June, 1825, Clara ’ s town is abuzz because the famous General Lafayette is about to visit their state during his farewell tour of America. In those eventful seve n days, Clara learns a lot about her family, Hetty, Dickon, herself, and about Lafayette. S he comes to understand the huge and vital role the young French aristocrat played in Am erica ’ s Revolutionary War and to see that her problems might not be quite so terrible aft er all.
About the Author: Dorothea Jensen
For more information about Dorothea and her books, please visit http://www.dorotheajensen.com/.
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