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Highland Rebel (Family tree series #1)

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Bonnie Prince Charlie's attempt to capture the throne of England was a time of high excitement for Lauren Cameron, her brother, and her cousins. It was a serious time, too in 1745 Scotland, with dreadful happenings and fierce battles. And Lauren, kept at home with Aunt Elspeth, longed to be out fighting the British. Donning kilts, she would ride over the hills with her cou ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published 1954 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston
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Trish
Apr 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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This was my favorite book from childhood -- back in the late 50s and early 60s it wasn't common to have a strong female character (even if she had to pretend to be a boy to have adventures), so this book really spoke to me at age 10. Plus, it takes place in Scotland during the Jacobite Rebellion, and has Bonnie Prince Charlie as the hero, so what could be better than that? It's about a young girl whose father and older brother go off to fight with the Prince, and Lauren is left behind to keep ho ...more
Jane Irish Nelson
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Young Lauren Cameron wishes she were a boy, especially now as the clans are turning out to fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie. But instead she is expected to wear dresses, rather than kilts and plaids, especially since she is a tomboy, and her greatest wish is to learn to fight with a claymore. Adventure arrives, but it may not be exactly what she hoped for. A very enjoyable book about an engaging heroine, who learns and grows. This was a favorite of mine when I was young, and I very much enjoyed r ...more
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Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Read with Zoe- it was the first book written by this author, so it was interesting to see how her style had changed over time. Interesting retelling of the story of bonnie Prince Charles Stewart and the story of Scottish Highlander uprising, and a great main character.
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Watson is a YA historical fiction writer, mostly about the British royals. She moved to England in 1964 and lived there for 24 years. Her most well-known works are parts of her English Family Tree series. Most of her books went out of print in the 1970s, many eventually reprinted by Image Cascade. She has also written YA novels set in ancient Egypt.

Her most recent book is The Angry Earth, an adul
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