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In the early months of 1775, war is brewing in the American colonies. Although frightened, 18-year-old Betsy Russell of Menotomy Village, Massachusetts, wants to be prepared in case of attack by British troops. Her father, prosperous farmer Jason, is the fourth generation of Russells on this land, yet their very rights as British Colonials are being stripped away one by one. Will the King of England take their land as well? Tensions are growing here in the countryside west of Boston and the outbreak of battle seems a certainty.
Jason desperately wants to protect his family - his wife, children, and grandchildren - and their future. Betsy makes every attempt to be prepared for the worst. But not even the American militia could have predicted the bloody massacre that was about to occur right on the Russell's doorstep. If Betsy loses everything she holds dear, are the rights of all the Colonists endangered?
Based on a true story. If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $0.99 (Save 67%).
©2014 Elaine Marie Cooper (P)2014 Elaine Marie Cooper
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5 out of 5 stars
By Olives for Heirlooms on 07-06-18

Great historical fiction on the humanity of us all

Great perspective in this historical fiction piece. A handful of issues with the recording of the audio, but otherwise well done.

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By Pamela on 09-01-14

A poignant method for kids to study history

Too many of our youth today are ignorant of the history behind the freedoms they enjoy in the U.S. This is certainly a book that can give them insight into the dedication of the colonists, as well as the tribulations they endured while remaining true to their cause. While I enjoyed it as a quick read, I also felt that there could have been a little more character development. It seemed to end too soon...it felt like a lot of work was put into the beginning, but the ending was not well fleshed out. That being said, the length may be "just right" to capture and maintain the attention of the younger audience, and perhaps entice those readers to seek out similar historical fiction.

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