Eleven Pipers Piping, by Angela Breidenbach, is a charming addition to the Montana Beginnings series. Although second in the series, the novella is ea..Show More »sily a stand alone read. Mirielle, a teacher at a boys' school in 1890s Helena, has a special place in her heart and life for the eleven newsies that are now threatened with being rounded up and sent off to military school or become indentured servants. These young Orphan Train boys who sell newspapers to survive have been called rowdy hooligans and uncouth youth by the townspeople but Mirielle sees beyond the dirt of the streets and sees potential. Evan, a father looking for a lost son, asks Mirielle for help. Can they find 6-year-old Joseph or is he truly gone? Will the newsies help? How in the world is Mirielle going to save the newsies from being sent away? Will the wealthy townspeople respond to her plea for help? A little bit of Montana history, a little bit of romance and a lot of hope makes for an engaging story. The audiobook was narrated well by Tristan Leder, giving each character their own unique voice. I was given an audio copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review.