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The Rebellion of Jane Clarke - Sally Cabot Gunning
The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
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On the eve of the Revolutionary War, a young woman is caught between tradition and independence, family and conscience, loyalty and love, in this spellbinding novel from the author of The Widow's War and Bound Jane Clarke leads a simple yet rich life in the small village of Satucket on Cape... show more
On the eve of the Revolutionary War, a young woman is caught between tradition and independence, family and conscience, loyalty and love, in this spellbinding novel from the author of The Widow's War and Bound Jane Clarke leads a simple yet rich life in the small village of Satucket on Cape Cod. The vibrant scent of the ocean breeze, the stark beauty of the dunes, the stillness of the millpond are among the daily joys she treasures. Her days are full attending to her father's needs, minding her younger siblings, working with the local midwife. But at twenty-two, Jane knows things will change. Someday, perhaps soon, she will be expected to move out of her father's home and start a household of her own. Yet some things—including the bitter feud between her father and a fellow miller named Winslow—appear likely to remain the same. When the dispute erupts into a shocking act of violence, Jane's lifelong trust in her father is shaken. Adding to her unease is Phinnie Paine, the young man Jane's father has picked out as son-in-law as well as business partner. When Jane defies her father and refuses to accept Phinnie's marriage proposal, she is sent away to Boston to make her living as she can. Arriving in this strange, bustling city awash with red coats and rebellious fervor, Jane plunges into new conflicts and carries with her old ones she'd hoped to leave behind. Father against daughter, Clarke against Winslow, loyalist against rebel, command against free will—the battles are complicated when her growing attachment to her frail aunt, her friendship with the bookseller Henry Knox, and the unexpected kindness of the British soldiers pit her against the townspeople who taunt them and her own beloved brother, Nate, a law clerk working for John Adams. But when Jane witnesses British soldiers killing five colonists on a cold March evening in 1770, an event now dubbed "the Boston Massacre," she must question seeming truths and face one of the most difficult choices of her life, alone except for the two people who continue to stand by her—her grandparents Lyddie and Eben Freeman. Grippingly rendered, filled with some of the lesser known but most influential figures of America's struggle for independence—John and Samuel Adams, Henry Knox, James Otis—The Rebellion of Jane Clarke is a compelling story of one woman's struggle to find her own place and leave her own mark on a new country as it is born.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061782145 (0061782149)
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Satucket (#3)
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Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
4.0
A very enjoyable novel set in 18th century Boston and the town of Satucket. Jane Clarke struggles with the choice of Phinnie Paine as her husband, and suddenly refuses his suit. As a punishment she is sent to Boston, but finds that there is just as much trouble there as well. Good writing, interesti...
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
I'm a bit at a loss at how to describe this novel -- but in a good way. Set around 1770 in tumultuous Massachusetts in the months leading up to the Boston Massacre, this novel features a young woman, Jane Clarke, who is sent from her childhood home on the Cape to care for an elderly aunt in Boston....
The BiblioSanctum
The BiblioSanctum rated it
4.0
Note: I won a copy of this book through participating in a Goodreads giveaway on this site. Thank you to Goodreads and the parties that made this possible. I love historical fiction -- in fact, it is my second favorite genre behind fantasy. Even so, I could be quite particular about the kind of book...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 The Rebellion of Jane Clarke: A Novel
Why do I like historical fiction? I view historical fiction as an opportunity to learn something new, to step outside the history books and view well-known historical events with fresh eyes, and to understand what life was like long ago. The Rebellion of Jane Clarke succeeds in each of these key poi...
misfitandmom
misfitandmom rated it
The book begins in 1769 as the Winslows and Clarkes battle over water rights and a horse – was it Jane’s father who whacked off the ears of the Winslow horse? Jane defies her father and despite the heated political sentiments decides to ship her off to tend to Aunt Gill in Boston. Jane settles in ...
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