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The Claim (Boston Jane #3)

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Fans of "Boston Jane: An Adventure" and "Boston Jane: Wilderness Days" will revel in the rip-roaring adventure, romance, and humor of this spectacularly spirited and satisfyingconclusion to "New York Times" bestselling and two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Jennifer L. Holm's acclaimed historical fiction trilogy.
Seventeen-year-old Jane Peck isthe darling of Washington
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ebook, 288 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Random House Children's Books (first published 2004)
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Marklessgirl
New:,
This book has some reverse character development that I really did not really enjoy. And I am not as in love with this book as I was. taking a step back from Series has really let me see the the bad of this series

old:
was five/4.5
really probably a 4.5 but it is better then four so I can not give it that.
I loved this book you see how much Jane has grown up in this series and love the love story even that it is not a big part of the series. There are so sad upsetting times in this book and ch
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Ginger ♥
Jul 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people of all ages
I read this book as a youngin' and I still read it now every so often. It never gets old. The emotions are always there and they adventure are always there! This is a book you should really get into!
Clara Chen
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jane Peck has lived on her own in Shoalwater Bay, a place where whites and Chinooks live together in 1850s Washington Territory. Jane has come to love Shoalwater Bay and she has made many friends. She works as the concierge at the hotel and her pies are the best on the Bay. She is good at her job and the people appreciate what she does for them.

Jane grew up in Philadelphia and she originally came to Shoalwater Bay to get married to William Baldt. When she arrived, she found that he had already
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Sophie
Nov 18, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, young-adult
Αn enjoyable read, like the other books, but a) the characters were all acting a little too stupid for me and b) in the end the conflict was resolved a little too quickly. But Boston Jane is a great character (although considering what she's accomplished already her behavior here was a little out of character or rather uneven) and this was definitely fun.
Laurie
Jul 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful conclusion to the trilogy. Must remember these when asked for good historical fiction.
Natalie
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Love this series. :)
Sydney
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The writing itself was fine. But that story! Ugh. I feel like it could have been SO much more than what it was. I adore book one!! It set the trilogy up for such a gripping adventure! This third book was a major let down for me.
ariana
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best

There was nothing I would change about this book. it's amazing. I actually finished all 3 books in 3 days. I stayed up til 3 am fine finishing the book, I didn't even realize it was 3 am. This book series is very inspiring, and since we were doing a unit at school about Washington territory and claiming land at school it was good to have another insight, I rather enjoyed reading about history from the perspective of someone who was living through it. It had plenty of conflict thro
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Renae
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OK, my review of the entire series is right here, so it's got to be 3x as long and 3x as awesome! I LOVED this series so much. Even though I've always enjoyed reading as a hobby, I never thought I would just READ through my entire Saturday! THAT'S HOW GOOD THIS BOOK IS! I literally finished the first book, read the second book cover to cover,and got a fair way through the third book before realizing it was midnight. Oh well. I was seriously disappointed that I couldn't keep reading.
The actual
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Sarah
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Danielle
Mar 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boston Jane: The Claim is the third book in the series about Jane Peck. As a young women Jane moved from Boston to the mouth of the Columbia River in Washington State. She is sassy and lives life her own way. Being the only eligible lady in the area she has a long line of suitors after her. That is until her old enemy from school shows up and tries to steal all that Jane love, including Jehu, her one true love.

In this story Jane lives alongside the Chinook Tribe. Jane observes many events that
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Kristine Hansen
Has it really been two months since I read this? I'm going to do my best to attempt a review at this point but I guarantee it won't be my best work.

We're back with Boston Jane, and all she wants is her own piece of land....her own life. Jealousy threatens all that, which as it turns out, isn't all coming from her. The poor girl is nearly destroyed by the mean spiritedness of those around her. And honestly, I was triggered a bit from reading the book, as I remembered my grade school days of when
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Mary
Sep 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 stars. The third and final installment of the Boston Jane series tackles darker and more serious topics than the first two books. Overall, it was probably my least favorite in the series, possibly because it lost some of the humor and light-heartedness of the first two books; but I still breezed through it in a couple of hours, not wanting to put it down until I reached the end. Upon reaching the end, I was disappointed that the author had not continued the story of Jane and all of her mem ...more
Bonnie
Jane is shocked when the girl who made her life a living misery from back home, Sally Biddle, shows up in the Washington territory which Jane now considers her home.

But Sally's stealing of Jane's friends becomes a lesser concern when Jane's old fiance shows up as well, and starts causing trouble, since he discovers that Jehu is building a cabin for Jane to live in on her own, which is slightly illegal.

This was my least favorite of the 3 books. Every chapter, Sally does something nasty to Jane,
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Jamie
I liked the role reversal. In Wilderness Days, Jane wouldn't believe the people around her who knew better and kept trying to warn her and give her advice. But in The Claim, Jane actually knows better than the people who won't believe her. It made me sad and frustrated, to see her so helpless and with so few options, but I love that she stayed strong and spunky.

I feel like she was more mature in this book, which I love. It makes sense to me that she would have done a lot of growing up in the las
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Renae, Lady Disdain
After a year in Washington Territory, Jane Peck finally feels like she's found a home. But then her schoolgirl enemy, Sally Biddle, shows up and drama happens. Dun dun dun.

This was never my favorite of the series because it introduced an element of Mean Girl drama that I could have done without. Also it was just always sad to read because you know that the idyllic life of the first two books is coming to the end, that the Natives are going to be put on reservations and greedy white men are going
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Sienna
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice solid end to the Boston Jane trilogy. It's kind of funny how the end says "the end...for now", or something like that, as if the author wasn't sure if she was going to write more or not. I took quite a while to read it when I probably could've gone cover to cover in a day if I'd had the time. Maybe that's why I sometimes felt like all the issues standing in the way of a good ending were dragging on and on. William Baldt just irks me, so bad! The impertinence of that man just made me want ...more
Isidora Subotic
Apr 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Shoalwater is more of a town-like place. At least there are a few stores and the Frink Hotel. Everything is going well until SALLY BIDDLE (of all people) shows up! If you read the previous books, you will VERY well know who I'm talking about! Suddenly things are spinning out of control for Jane Peck. She has a house built (thanks to Keer-ukso and Jehu) but Jehu doesn't seem to understand that Mr. Biddle will not sponsor his mill (to-be). Everything settles in its own way, even when WILLIAM Bald ...more
Libby Ames
I really enjoyed books one and two of this trilogy, but I'm afraid it went on one book too long. Boston Jane is an endearing character because of her insecurities and struggles, however, it seems to take a LOT of affirming experiences to help her get over them.

My biggest complaint about The Claim is Sally Biddle. What young woman is vindictive enough to travel around the entire continent in order to make her childhood enemy miserable? I just can't buy it. No one is that vengeful. The story was a
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Kathleen Kirby Vallejo
Okay, I definitely read these. In this one, I knew what would happen before it did, but I still enjoyed reading them. Great historical fiction for tween girls (Amya, I promise you would enjoy these books). I keep trying to type this sentence, but can't figure out how to say what I'm trying to say. I want to say that Jane became such a strong character, but then there were times that she didn't stand up for herself and I just wanted to yell at her to stop letting people push her around. But for t ...more
Heather
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think I liked this book the best out of the series so I'll give it a 3.5 stars, but round up. It grabbed my attention and my emotions and didn't let go until the end. It wasn't the love story that had me flipping pages, but the "Nellie Olsen" character that made me just want to reach into the pages and rip her hair out. The love story was a little flat, in my opinion...just insignificant and unreal to me. And I really wasn't a huge fan of the ending. Don't want to spoil anything, but I just di ...more
Rachel M.
Again, this third installment in the series is not as good as the first. Really, this book serves no purpose in the series whatsoever. The only way in which it furthers the plot is that Jane obtains some land, and Jehu builds two log cabins, one for Jane and one for him. This doesn't make sense considering the fact that everyone knows he's going to marry her. Why not just build a spectacular log cabin for both of them and then present it to her at the end of the novel as he proposes to her? Also ...more
Ellen
The final book in the Boston Jane Trilogy and an amazing read. The little community from the first 2 books has grown into a busy little town. But whats new about this book is that Jane's rival from her old home has just arrived and serves to make Jane's life miserable.
Jane has grown a lot in her series, she has a plot of land all her own. She has a job, and she is a fully capable woman. She is triuphant against both her rival and William (who is just as bad in this book as he is in the other tw
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Drugs: Alcohol references
Language: No
Violence: No
Sex: No

I have a few issues with this book. 1. Why in the world would an enemy travel across the US to make you miserable? 2. The whole anti-Jane sentiment is pretty catty, even for a YA novel. 3. What happened to independent Jane? A truly strong woman is able to coexist with difficult people without burning every bridge around her. Why?? BECAUSE SHE IS A CONFIDENT, INDEPENDENT WOMAN!! Come on Jane... :)
Laura
May 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
A great ending to a great series! This last book kept a faster pace because of villainous characters creating nearly hopeless situations, but our heroine and her newly discovered inner strength doesn't disappoint. Although more fictional than historical, this series does educate a bit about the Pacific Northwest and its early settlers. I didn't realize that their version of the gold rush wasn't lumber but oysters!
Michelle
Oct 21, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: U13
Shelves: u13, owned
All I can remember is that I was disappointed in the novel. I mean, it had the same old Jane; useful, strong-willed, fiery and red-headed. But it just was not what I was looking for in the final entry in the series. Sure, the story line was okay, but again, not the right tone for an ending.

Make of that what you will.

Still a good series, but just a slightly disappointing end for me.
Maggie
Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't have much to say about this one - mainly because it was rather on the depressing side, while the other two books weren't. If you read Boston Jane: An Adventure and Boston Jane: Wilderness Days and you want to finish the trilogy, I recommend it for that purpose alone. You'll get to find out what happens with Miss Jane Peck and Jehu Scudder!
Wendy
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phew, a bit too many characters in this finale of the Boston Jane books! They were easy to keep straight, but I like the struggles in the first three books better than in this book. The mean girls are back and the fights are sometimes petty and unbelievable. I still love the main character though. I hope she keeps her independence.
Rachel
Once I started reading this third and final part of this little series I pretty much couldn't stop until I had finished it up. The author is very good at creating an emotional connection to her heroine, and boy did I ever despise her antagonist. This is a great series for young readers, both boys and girls.
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Jennifer L. Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE.

Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series -- the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. She is also the author of several other highly pra
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