Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Iron Peacock
After narrowly escaping death at the hands of Cromwell's men, 16-year-old Joanna Sprague finds herself penniless and alone in the New World,with no plans for her life and no one to rely on. After six weeks at sea, her father, the only other relation she had in the world, died of sea fever, leaving Joanna in the hands of the ship's captain. Upon reaching the New World, Joanna is sold as an indentured slave to the Iron Works. How will Joanna adjust from having every luxury in the world to being a kitchen maid in the home of strict, puritan Master John Gifford? Mary Stetson Clarke's The Iron Peacock is a heart grasping, challenging, and perseverance-filled book that you will enjoy reading over and over again!