Redcliffe: The Adventures of Two Southern Girls
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Having a best friend makes everything more fun! Join Caroline and Cassie as they chase down a runaway horse, rescue an orphan, teach hummingbirds to eat from their hands, visit a blind fortune-teller, unite star-crossed lovers, organize an elaborate Christmas pageant, and lose a little girl in a hide-and-seek game gone wrong. Sounds like fun any girl could have, doesn't it? Guess what - Caroline and Cassie live in South Carolina back in 1840, without cell phones, TVs, or cars. But living back then doesn't put the brakes on their crazy, fast-paced lives. Do you think that girls in history were dull and dutiful? Not these two partners in adventure.... In a house where the grown-ups aren't paying much attention, Caroline and Cassie get in - and out - of their share of trouble.
Redcliffe is a book-within-a-book where modern-day best friends Bailey and Bianca lead listeners to our heroines. When Bailey and Bianca go to their teacher's wedding, a mean guest shocks them with unkind words. The stories their teacher tells them explain that racist comment and take the girls back into the antebellum South where they - and you - get to know Caroline and Cassie. Living on an immense Southern cotton plantation means plenty of excitement for two fun-loving girls. Can Caroline and Cassie manage to stay out of trouble for more than one chapter? Find out in this lively novel where girls like you have nonstop adventures.
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I enjoyed this book.It started out slow,but picked up.Kimberly Geter was a fine narrator.Two girls,one black,one white are friends.They are targeted at a wedding by a rascist guest.They ask a mom afterwards and then are told stories of two similar girls from civil war times.A good YA book.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
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A series of character sketches of encounters in the lives of two twelve-year-olds growing up in antebellum South Carolina. They're friends, but one is a slave on the Redcliffe Plantation. While the author acknowledges the evils, the focus is on the friendship. The novel also is a love letter of sorts to literature and education. The narrator does a wonderful job of communicating the many characters, vocally painting the charming, the churlish. and all points in between. Lovely work.