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Betrayal at Cross Creek (American Girl History Mysteries #22)

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It's 1775, in the deep forests of North Carolina's Cape Fear River Valley, where thousands of Scottish immigrants settled in the mid-1700s, hoping to find a peaceful home after decades of political turmoil and poverty in Scotland. One of the immigrants is 12-year-old Elspeth Monro, an orphan who lives with her grandparents, both of whom bear the scars of the long wars in S...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 3rd 2004 by American Girl Publishing Inc (first published 2004)
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This'll be for the whole series, which is probably a silly way to do it. There's a lot of different authors here, after all, and the only thing these books have in common is the publisher and that there's some sort of mystery. Each book is set in a different time and place with a different character as the lead. The mysteries vary from smaller and less important (The Night Flyers) to very high stakes indeed (this one, for example). The quality of the mystery varies, too. Some of them fall into t...more
I really enjoyed this quick read!
A story of the Scottish in North Carolina at the beginning of the American Revolution. Many of the newest Scottish immigrants enlisted with the British Army during the war for a whole host of reasons. A major reason used in the story was the promise of 200 acres of free land, quite a prize to the poor landless newcomers. It seemed impossible that the British could loose. Told through twelve-year-old Elspeth Monro apprentice weaver, who must find who has betrayed her Loyalist family to the Patrio...more
It’s 1775. Elspeth Monro, newly come from Scotland, is just beginning to feel at home in North Carolina, with a new friend and a weaving apprenticeship she loves. To Elspeth, the brewing Revolution feels very far away—until someone starts to threaten her own family, tying to force them to join the rebels. When her grandfather marches off to fight with the British, Elspeth is left alone to protect her grandmother—and figure out who is putting her family in danger.
It was all right. 9+. The final one in the series. Very sad to see it end.
BOT, short and good.
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I grew up in Maryland, in a house full of books! Both of my parents were avid readers, thank goodness. Before we traveled to a new area, my librarian-mom used to bring home historical novels set in that place. It was a great way to get excited about history.

I began writing stories when I was maybe 10 or 11. At 15 I wrote my first novel; I sold my first novel to a publisher 20 years later! Writing...more
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