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Keeping Secrets (Orphan Train Adventures #6)

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It's the autumn of 1863, and as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Peg Kelly, 11, is thrilled—Violet treats her like an adult, not a child. Violet is fleeing Confederate raiders and has information that may save the Union. But she can't deliver her message unless she takes a dangerous journey.
ebook, 176 pages
Published November 27th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published 1995)
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Kate Matson
*Sorry for the short review. Didn't have much to say on this awesome book.
Summary:
It's the autumn of 1863, and as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Peg Kelly, 11, is thrilled--Violet treats her like an adult, not a child. Violet is fleeing Confederate raiders and has information that may save the Union. But she can't deliver her message unless she takes a dangerous journey. Will Peg be able to help her?
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I found this plot to be just as enjoyable
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Tracy
Mar 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three years have passed since the Kelly children moved out west from New York City. This part of the tale is placed in the hands of Peg, now 11 years old. Peg's desperate to be like her older siblings and longs to be treated like an adult. She is granted the chance when the mysterious Violet comes to stay with Peg,and her mother and stepfather. Unlike in A Place to Belong, the action builds naturally as Peg and Danny suspect that Violet is really a spy for the Confederate cause. Unfortunately th ...more
Kassandra
Sep 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really wasn't expecting that ending! This one made up for the lack of feeling in #5.
Amanda
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Apparently I'm a cranky old person now because I didn't like this one much at all. Peg, an eleven-year-old girl, meets a young women whom she likes and wants to be friends with, but the woman does and says things that don't sit well with her. Peg wonders if the woman might not be quite what she says she is but convinces herself and those around her to ignore any red flags. You, as a reader, get a great overview of how a manipulative person works -- emotions being used to distract others, half-fa ...more
Jacque
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is great. We all love the story and I especially love that each book teaches a lesson. I just ordered the last one because our library didn't have it; we can't wait to read it.
Christina
Nov 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one was my favorite of the orphan train adventure series.
kathy smith
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars thriller

Excellent read. Exciting, heartbreaking and suspenseful. Couldn't put it down. History comes to life in this thriller. Good read for readers of all ages.
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Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another neat child's book. As my last review, the stories seem to be going a bit faster and less details. But I still love this series. A must if your child loves history.
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