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Here are the new books I got this week:
Our Australian Girl: A Home for Grace by Sophie Laguna
It's 1808 . . .
and Grace loves caring for baby Alice and working with her mistress, Beth, on the property at Rose Hill. Grave tries so hard to be a good servant – but still her master, Tom, doesn't trust her. Does he blame her for what happened to Glory, who is injured and growing sicker every day? Grace has to do something to help, but who can she turn to?
Join Grace in the final of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Our Australian Girl: Letty's Christmas by Alison Lloyd
It's 1841 . . .
and Letty must leave her job on the sheep-run because drought has brought hard times. Together, she and the Grey family set out over the Blue Mountains. When disaster strikes, Letty needs to be stronger than she could have imagined . . . Will Letty ever see Sydney – or Lavinia – again?
Join Letty in the final of four exciting stories about a free-settler girl and her life in a far-off land.
Our Australian Girl: Poppy Comes Home by Gabrielle Wang
It's 1864 . . .
and Poppy, disguised as a lost princess from India, has joined a travelling medicine show. They're about to enter the town of Beechworth, where her brother Gus told her he was heading months before. Poppy is so happy to think that she might find Gus at last! But when she follows the clues, they lead her to the cemetery. Gus couldn't really be there, could he?
Join Poppy in the final of four exciting stories about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life.
Our Australian Girl: Rose in Bloom by Sherryl Clark
It's 1901 . . .
and even the death of Queen Victoria can't stop the growing excitement as Melbourne gets ready to celebrate Federation – on Rose's birthday! Meanwhile at school, Rose loves being involved in the cricket team. She's so focused on the game coming up that she almost doesn't notice Abigail acting strangely. What's wrong with Rose's best friend? And can Rose help?
Join Rose in the final of four exciting stories about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way!
Dear America: Behind the Masks by Susan Patron
Newbery Award-winning author Susan Patron brings her talents to the beloved Dear America series in this exciting story of a girl growing up in the Wild West, in a California gold mining town.
Growing up in the wild gold-mining town of Bodie, California, in the 1880s, Angeline Reddy has seen it all -- saloons, brawls, and a whole lot of desperation. When her father, Bodie's greatest lawyer, is declared murdered, Angie knows deep in her heart that he isn't dead and decides it is up to her to solve the mystery of what happened to him. But when her mother takes ill, her uncle Ned is arrested for the murder, and a mysterious ghost appears, putting together the puzzle pieces seems impossible. Not to mention, a gang of vigilantes, the 601s, is raging out of control, running folks out of town, and nobody seems safe.
Will Angie, with the help of her friends Ellie and Ling Loi, and the mysterious and tragically handsome Antoine, be able to uncover the secret of her father's disappearance?