Is Mary home for good?
Is Mary home for good?
It is the spring of 1818 and Mary O'Shea has returned from England to her beloved Mackinac Island. She loves her life on the family firm and knows that she chose wisely in declining a marriage proposal from James Lindsay, a young duke she met during her travels. She is also delighted to once again spend time with White Hawk, her dearest friend. And although he is often called away to defend Indian claims to native lands, Mary cherishes White Hawk's visits, and hopes that one day he will stay forever. Then suddenly Mary's future comes into question when James appears at her doorstep to ask for her hand -- and refuses to leave until she consents. Now it seems that the only way for Mary to discover what her future holds is to uncover the truth of her own heart.
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Gloria Whelan is the bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award, The Locked Garden, Parade of Shadows, and Listening for Lions. She lives in Michigan near Lake St. Clair.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-Whelan writes a convincing third novel in her series about a young woman who lived during the early 1800s on an island between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Mary returns to Michilimackinac after a visit to her sister in England. The beauty of an island she knows intimately; the strong roots of the family farm; and the bond she shares with a special friend, White Hawk, are all reasons for her excitement about returning home. To her disappointment, his commitment to his tribe at L'Arbre Croche leaves him little time to spend with her. The plot gets most interesting when a suitor Mary met in her travels comes to the island with the hope of winning her heart; readers are kept wondering if the adventurous young woman will choose to stay home with a Native leader or return to England to marry the son of a duchess. Throughout, the author deftly integrates history into the novel. This book stands on its own as small hints are dropped throughout the story about events that took place in the earlier titles.
Carrie Lynn Cooper, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond
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