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Betsy's River Adventure: The Journey Westward (Sisters in Time #7)

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Time Period: 1808 Thirteen-year-old Betsy Miller is shocked when her parents decide to move from their home in Boston to the rugged frontier city of Cincinnati. They'll take a dangerous, weeks-long journey by boat down the Ohio River. If that's not bad enough, Betsy's annoying cousin George is also making the trip-with his equally annoying dog. Especially for girls ages ei ...more
Paperback, 141 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Barbour Books (first published 1998)
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Aug 05, 2011 Xyra rated it liked it
I picked this book at a used book store purely because the title character shares her name with my childhood bestfriend. The blurb on the back and the glimpse inside the front cover made it sound quite interesting - I thought it would read like the American Girl books.

This story was not nearly as interesting as I thought it would be. In parts I felt as if I was slogging through the mud or stuck on a sand bar.

The first bookstore I was introduced to was the religious bookstore near my family's chu
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Life is now challenging for thirteen-year old Betsy Miller as her family decides to move from peaceful Boston to the rugged frontier of Cincinnati. It wouldn't be so bad, as to knowing that her annoying cousin George-and his equally annoying dog are coming along also. Will Betsy and her family be able to trust God? Will they be able to have strength in Him for their journey?
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Very well written book.

I enjoyed the fast pace of the book. The chapters were interesting and a good length to keep the reader involved.
Dec 02, 2013 Cassondra rated it really liked it
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This series takes girls on an adventure of a lifetime as they learn about historical events and how it affected the lives of the girls, who lived through it. Great read for girls.
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This was a great book. It had great character building lessons in it. Great for young ladies and even boys to read. Can't wait to read more of this great series.
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Yes this was much better than the book 'Lydia the Patriot' but I still did not like how they made her a 'baby'.
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MUCH BETTER than the other two sisters in time books that I read
Another good book in the "Sisters in Time" series!
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it was sorta boring.
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Veda Boyd Jones enjoys the challenge of writing for diverse readers. She is the author of forty-two books: five children's historical novels, twenty-one children's biographies, three children's nonfiction books, three picture books, nine romance novels, and a coloring book. Other published works include over 400 articles and stories in children's and adult magazines (Cricket, Highlights, Humpty Du ...more
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