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!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Murder For Her Majesty

After witnessing the horrible murder of her father, eleven-year-old Alice Tuckfield finds herself fleeing to York to escape death herself. After arriving in York, she is accidentally knocked down in the street by a young boy named Geoffrey, who takes her home as an apology for hurting her. Before long, Alice is accepted by the choir boys that live with Geoffrey, and soon she is disguised as one of them and singing in the choir as Alister Tucker. But what happens when she is found out? Will her father's murderers kill her as well? A Murder for Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner is a fun, humorous, and exciting book that you will want to read all over again!