Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South

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San Val, Incorporated, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 281 pages
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Caroline Whitaker's father is in prison for refusing to pledge allegiance to the king; her brother, Johnny, is away fighting for the Loyalists; and she is confined with her mother and sister to an upstairs chamber as British colonel Lord Francis Rawdon occupies their spacious plantation house. When Caroline learns that Johnny is injured, she sets out to fetch him. Her black grandmother, a slave on the plantation, accompanies her on her harrowing journey.

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User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

This book was okay, but I thought that the plot was kind of rushed at the end. It wasn't awful to read, though. Read full review

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User Review  - Hanna - Goodreads

Really really good historical fiction. By far the best revolutionary war book I've picked up. Definitely worth a read if you have a day or so (if you have no distractions, maybe a day or even a few ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Young adult author Ann Rinaldi was born in New York City on August 27, 1934. After high school, she became a secretary in the business world. She got married in 1960 and stopped working, but after having two children she decided to try writing. In 1969, she wrote a weekly column in the Somerset Messenger Gazette and in 1970 she wrote two columns a week for the Trentonian, which eventually led to her writing features and soft new stories. She published her first novel Term Paper in 1979, but was ultimately drawn to writing historical fiction when her son became involved in reenactments while he was in high school. Her first historical fiction novel was Time Enough for Drums. She also writes for the Dear America series. She currently lives in Somerville, New Jersey with her husband.

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