The Rebellion of Jane Clarke
Jane Clarke leads a simple yet rich life in the village of Satucket on Cape Cod—until her refusal to marry the man her father has picked out as his son-in-law causes an irreparable tear in the family fabric. Banished to Boston to make her living as best she can, Jane enters a strange, bustling... show more
Jane Clarke leads a simple yet rich life in the village of Satucket on Cape Cod—until her refusal to marry the man her father has picked out as his son-in-law causes an irreparable tear in the family fabric. Banished to Boston to make her living as best she can, Jane enters a strange, bustling city awash with redcoats and rebellious fervor. And soon her new life is complicated by her growing attachment to her frail aunt, her friendship with the bookseller Henry Knox, and the unexpected kindness of British soldiers, which pits her against the townspeople and her own brother, Nate, a law clerk working for John Adams. But it is the infamous Boston Massacre—the killing of five colonists by British soldiers on a cold March evening in 1770—that forces Jane to question accepted truths as she confronts the most difficult choice of her life. Sally Gunning's The Rebellion of Jane Clarke is an unforgettable story of one woman's struggle to find her own place and leave her mark as a new country is born.
Publish date: April 26th 2011
Pages no: 281
Edition language: English
Series: Satucket (#3)
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...
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....
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...
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...
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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