Sunday, October 3, 2010

Book review: Stranger in Williamsburg by Wanda Luttrell

Sarah's Journey: Stranger in Williamsburg by Wanda Luttrell (Published by Chariot Victor Publishing, January 1995)

It's the summer of 1777, and twelve-year-old Sarah Moore has left her family on the Kentucky frontier to live with relatives in Williamsburg, Virginia. In Kentucky, Sarah had longed to return to Virginia, but now that she is finally there, it no longer feels like home. She misses her family terribly, and worries about her oldest brother, a Patriot soldier who is fighting in the Revolutionary War.

When Sarah and her two older cousins, Tabitha and Abigail, get a new tutor, a beautiful, educated, and well-traveled French woman named Gabrielle, Sarah finally begins to feel happy again. But Sarah's Uncle Ethan suspects Gabrielle of being a Tory spy. Could Sarah's beloved tutor and friend really be their enemy?

Stranger in Williamsburg is the second book in the Sarah's Journey series, about the life of a young girl during the Revolutionary War. The author's descriptions of Williamsburg and the daily life there during the Revolutionary War were very interesting, although I think I enjoyed the first book a bit more. Still, the series is worth reading in order, and I would recommend the books to readers who enjoy middle grade historical fiction set during that time in history.

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