Land of Promise
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Land of Promise (Ellis Island #2)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Irish immigrant Rose Carney has a difficult life in Chicago. She’s working to help pay for her mother’s and sisters’ passages, dealing with her father’s drinking problem, and worrying about her brothers’ involvement in questionable activities. Rose becomes committed to a campaign to clean up Chicago and fight for world peace, but she knows her family responsibilities come...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published November 27th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published 1993)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 114)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Miss Amanda
gr 6-9


1902 Chicago. When 15 year old Rose is reunited with her brothers and father, she is happy to see them and eager to find a way to send for her mother and two little sisters. Quickly, Rose discovers that raising money for the tickets is not the only problem. Her father has started drinking and her brothers' involvment with Irish politics. Somehow she must find a way to raise the needed money while keeping her family out of trouble.

Interesting story with a lot of information about Chicago po...more
Rebecca Nelson
I loved these books growing up!
Shelley
The story seems unfinished.
Tina
Tina marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2014
Nicole
Nicole added it
Feb 10, 2014
Scott
Scott added it
Dec 31, 2013
Grok Testuser
Grok Testuser is currently reading it
Dec 17, 2013
Grok Testuser
Grok Testuser is currently reading it
Dec 12, 2013
Sophie
Sophie marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2013
Sarah
Sarah added it
Aug 04, 2013
Mallory
Mallory marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2013
Eden
Eden marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2013
Melissa Watson
Melissa Watson marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2013
Lynnek
Lynnek added it
Apr 23, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
129033
Author of more than one hundred books, Joan Lowery Nixon is the only writer to have won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Juvenile Mysteries (and been nominated several other times) from the Mystery Writers of America. Creating contemporary teenage characters who have both a personal problem and a mystery to solve, Nixon captured the attention of legions of teenage readers since the publication of h...more
More about Joan Lowery Nixon...
The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore The Other Side of Dark A Family Apart (Orphan Train Adventures, #1) A Deadly Game of Magic The Seance

Share This Book