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10 thoughts on “Betrayal at Cross Creek American Girl History Mysteries #22

  1. says:

    Unlike some other re reads in this series Betrayal at Cross Creek withstood my scrutinous adult reading I love ho

  2. says:

    This'll be for the whole series which is probably a silly way to do it There's a lot of different authors here after all and the only thing these books have in common is the publisher and that there's some sort of mystery Each book is set in a different time and place with a different character as the lead The mysteries vary from smaller and less important The Night Flyers to very high stakes indeed this one for example The uali

  3. says:

    AudiobookStory A Narration ANot a review just some thoughts for personal reference Spoilers I've been reading too many dark

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    A story of the Scottish in North Carolina at the beginning of the American Revolution Many of the newest Scottish immigrants enlisted with the British Army during the war for a whole host of reasons A major reason used in the story was the promise of 200 acres of free land uite a prize to the poor landless newcom

  5. says:

    This book was ok Good to get a picture of the other side of the war I didn’t appreciate some of the language

  6. says:

    Wonderful blend of historical information and character driven mystery The pacing was very well done and the characters were interesting and fully rounded

  7. says:

    Sweet story and uick read Loved all the poetry woven throughout

  8. says:

    I liked it but it didnt grab me as much as the others in the series have

  9. says:

    I loved this book for girls It’s a great look at history and in fact uses some real people and real places Loved it

  10. says:

    This is the 22nd book in the History Mysteries series and is an extremely good book based on an actual event during the Revolutionary WarIn this book Elspeth is a young Scottish girl who is thrust into the political machinations going on at the time in relationship to the Loyalists who were in support of the British King and the Patriots who wanted the colonies to be free of EnglandThat same theme has been used in another American Girl ser

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FREE READ Ê MZINES.CO.UK · Kathleen Ernst

Ugh the dark forest and the English townspeople of nearby Cross Creek feel very foreign to Elspeth she is slowly beginning to feel at home in North Carolina with a new friend and a weaving apprenticeship she loves The brewing Revolution feels very far away to Elspeth and her Scottish neighbors until someone starts to threaten her own family trying to force them to join the rebe. A story of the Scottish in North Carolina at the beginning of the American Revolution Many of the newest Scottish immigrants enlisted with the British Army during the war for a whole host of reasons A major reason used in the story was the promise of 200 acres of free land uite a prize to the poor landless newcomers It seemed impossible that the British could loose Told through twelve year old Elspeth Monro apprentice weaver who must find who has betrayed her Loyalist family to the Patriots

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Betrayal at Cross Creek American Girl History Mysteries #22

Ls Historically such actions were common Throughout the colonies people suspected of being Loyalists were vandalized tarred and feathered evicted from their homes thrown in jail and even hanged When Elspeth's grandfather and cousins finally march off to fight on the British side Elspeth is left alone to protect her grandmother and to figure out who is putting her family in dang. Sweet story and uick read Loved all the poetry woven throughout

FREE READ Ê MZINES.CO.UK · Kathleen Ernst

It's 1775 in the deep forests of North Carolina's Cape Fear River Valley where thousands of Scottish immigrants settled in the mid 1700s hoping to find a peaceful home after decades of political turmoil and poverty in Scotland One of the immigrants is 12 year old Elspeth Monro an orphan who lives with her grandparents both of whom bear the scars of the long wars in Scotland Tho. Unlike some other re reads in this series Betrayal at Cross Creek withstood my scrutinous adult reading I love how Ernst really dwelt with the time period and cultural setting particularly her focus on historical weaving and clothing practices of Scottish immigrantsFew children s books gesture towards generational trauma much less deal with it in a meaningful age appropriate way Ernst really impressed me with how she handled this Elspeth s grandmother has flashbacks to the trials she suffered in the Scottish civil war yes the same time period portrayed in Outlander There is a scene where Grannie tells Elspeth about what she suffered which an adult reader will recognize as rape but most middle grade readers wouldn t catch on to that instead understanding that the incident left Grannie terrified of British soldiers and maimed in one hand by a horse Elspeth picks up on her grandmother s fear of impending war between British loyalists and American rebels and develops a fear of her ownI appreciated that Ernst didn t take this on the usual plotline of girl overcomes fear and saves the day It was realistic a bit down to earth than that Ernst shines in both historical detail and characterization She takes a balanced view of pre Revolutionary War days than many American children s books set in that period While the characters choose their sides in the conflict no side is revealed as better than the other This would be a good book to help young readers balance their view of the war instead of reverting to Patriots good Redcoats bad dualityIn my middle school years I had a short lived obsession with Scotland and I m not entirely sure that it wasn t this book which set it off