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Keeping Secrets Joan Lowery Nixon

Keeping Secrets

Joan Lowery Nixon

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ISBN : 9780836826432
Hardcover
163 pages
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The Kellys traveled across the Atlantic Ocean looking for relief from Irelands potato famine and a better life in America. For years, everything went well, until Tom Kelly became ill and died, leaving his wife to support their young children.MoreThe Kellys traveled across the Atlantic Ocean looking for relief from Irelands potato famine and a better life in America. For years, everything went well, until Tom Kelly became ill and died, leaving his wife to support their young children. Although she tried desperately to find employment, Mrs. Kelly could not sufficiently support her children and eventually had no choice but to send them west on the Orphan Train. Join in the fascinating adventures of the Kelly children as they settle into their new lives with new families in the West.Its the autumn of 1863 and, as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet Hennessey seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Eleven-year-old Peg Kelly is thrilled because Violet treats her like a young woman, not a child. On the run from Confederate raiders, Violet has information that may save the Union. But she cant deliver her message unless she undertakes a dangerous journey, and she needs Pegs help. Peg and her brother Danny are determined to be courageous for the sake of the Union, but what price will they pay for their heroism?