Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: On Viney's Mountain by Joan Donaldson

On Viney's Mountain by Joan Donaldson (published by Holiday House, November 15, 2009)

Strangers have come to Viney's mountain, and she is furious! The arrogant invaders are leveling acres of forest in her beloved home in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee to establish a Utopian democratic settlement in 1880, the dream of English writer and labor pioneer Thomas Hughes. Sixteen-year-old Viney Walker is determined to sabotage their plans, but her sister Lizzie is thrilled, convinced that she will find a wealthy husband among the newcomers. Independent and uncompromising, Viney rails against the traditional fate of a mountain woman--marriage, children, unending drudgery--and prefers to focus on her true love and extraordinary talent--weaving. But Viney hasn't reckoned on Charlie Breckenridge, a handsome Englishman who takes a fancy to her. When she feigns a relationship with Charlie to put an end to the pressure from her family to find a man, her plot backfires in surprising ways, changing Viney and her mountain forever.

I saw this book in one of the catalogues I picked up at BEA. I love young adult historical fiction and am always on the lookout for more, and this looks like it will be a good addition to the genre.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Ooo this looks like a great historical fiction. I'll have to put this on my TBR list. :)

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