Petals in the Ashes

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Bloomsbury USA, May 16, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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This gripping account of London's Great Fire of 1666 is a worthy companion to At the Sign of the Sugared Plum. Only one year after the city suffered such terrible losses during the Plague, London is recovering and Hannah convinces her parents that, with her younger sister Anne's help, she can return to the city and manage the sweetmeats shop on her own. The girls are thrilled to be back in London, and Hannah even finds her old beau, Tom, alive and well and working for a magician. But her newfound happiness is short-lived as fires begin to spring up around the city and quickly move closer to their shop. Finally, Hannah and Anne are forced to abandon their home to save their lives. When the fires have abated, the girls return to find their shop in ruins. They also find Tom, beaten and injured after being chased by a mob that blamed the magician for starting the fire. Despite their losses, Hannah is sure that one day she will rebuild her shop and once again trade under the sign of the sugared plum.

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Review: Petals in the Ashes (Sign of the Sugared Plum #2)

User Review  - Leah Brine - Goodreads

This is a wonderful book, I picked it up at school and then bought my own copy so I could read it again another 5 times. The story is sad and romantic and sweet and it is a precious book for me. Read full review

Review: Petals in the Ashes (Sign of the Sugared Plum #2)

User Review  - Lara - Goodreads

I like this book it has a good description although it describes the full horrors of the fire Great book i recommend it to people who want to find out about the great fire of london Read full review


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Mary Hooper began writing about twenty years ago, often short stories for women's and teen magazines. She now focuses solely on books. She is the author of Amy and At the Sign of the Sugared Plum. Mary lives in Eversley Cross, England.

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