Seeds of America
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  • 1
    Chains  | Laurie Halse Anderson


    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Madison Leigh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Freedom. In 1776 New England, that word is on everyone's lips. But for 13-year-old Isabel the word holds a different meaning, especially after the only mistress she has ever known dies, and instead of receiving the freedom promised, she and her sister are sold to the Locktons, a wealthy New York family. In a matter of hours Isabel has to leave Rhode Island for the hustle and bustle of colonial New York City - a community divided and caught up in the American colonies struggle for independence.

    Historical Fiction for All Ages

    What wonderful historical fiction! I know this book was intended for young people, but as my 12 year old read this for a history supplement, I quickly..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2012 by EmilyA (Las Vegas, Nevada, United States)
  • 2
    Forge | Laurie Halse Anderson


    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Tim Cain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The young soldiers at Valley Forge are suffering from hunger, cold, and the threat of the British army. Their newly forged bonds of friendship might be enough to help them survive. But the chains of Curzon’s past threaten to shackle him again. Surrounded by the fires of ignorance, mistrust, and greed, Curzon can’t risk sharing his deadly secrets with anyone. Does he have the mettle to hold on to his freedom? To claim his rightful place as an American?

    Brilliant, just brilliant!

    I loved Chains, the companion book to Forge. Laurie Halse Anderson does a brilliant job of believable storytelling, incorporating accurate historical ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2015 by Susan (United States)
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    Ashes: Seeds of America, Book 3 | Laurie Halse Anderson

    Ashes: Seeds of America, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Narrated By Siiri Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge - but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel's little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern state - where bounty hunters are thick as flies.

    Excellent conclusion to the series!

    So glad I finally got around to listening to this book. Forge was good, but suffered from middle book syndrome. All that is forgotten in my love of th..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 08 2017 by Marethyu (Chicago)