Hope and her younger brother, John, went to live with the Shakers because they had no other choice. Ma had died, Pa was off in the California gold fields, and Uncle Josiah didn't want to raise them. But men and women, even boys and girls, must live apart in the Shaker village; that's just one of their strange rules....more
When I was wee, I was fascinated with the Shakers. Still am, on some level, except now I'm pretty sure I couldn't live among them, the way I thought I could before I discovered... things. :) This therefore was comfort reading, since I figured I'd taken out some pretty heavy stuff. (The Death of Captain America, anyone?)
It shouldn't be a secret that Hope's been sent to live among the Shakers, along with her little brother, John. Coming from a world where s ...more
-The category on the bingo board that this book completes is a book written before I was born.
-What I liked about this book was the detailed descriptions of what the characters were feeling/their emotions. I also liked the way that it was written, it showed two different opinions of a life with Shakers. One person hated it and wanted to get out of the village and one person loved every minute of it an ...more