Midnight Rider

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 23, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages
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It's 1775 and the American colonies are on the brink of revolution. Boston is swarming with soldiers, spies, and secrets. Tempers are flaring between the Whigs and the Tories. Fourteen-year-old Hannah Andrews is thrown into the middle of it all when she is driven out of her home by her guardian aunt to work as an indentured servant in the Boston household of Thomas Gage, governor of the colonies and general of the British armies.
Soon after Hannah's arrival, the stable boy, Caleb, befriends her and alerts her to the issues faced by Americans under British rule. Hannah dreams of freedom and begins to sympathize with Americans who desire independence from Britain. On the other hand, Hannah has deep respect for the Gage family and affection for her rebellious young mistress, Meg. Hannah soon realizes that Meg is as trapped in her aristocratic life as Hannah is in her own bondage as a servant.
Hannah relies on her beloved horse, Promise, to help her through the difficult times. Disguised as a boy on her midnight rides with Promise, Hannah learns on which side her heart belongs. Then, when Hannah overhears a British plot to march on her hometown, she and Promise risk their lives to carry the warning to the town of Salem.
Packed with fascinating historical details, real events, and memorable characters, Midnight Rider is historical fiction at its best--guaranteed to thrill Joan Hiatt Harlow's loyal fans as well as those lucky readers who are discovering her for the first time.
 

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User Review  - Booklady123 - LibraryThing

It’s Battle of the Books Friday. Today’s title is another book recommended for the 2010 – 2011 Pikes Peak Region Battle List. After 14 year-old Hannah’s parents die in a pox epidemic, her cruel Aunt ... Read full review

MIDNIGHT RIDER

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

On the eve of the first battles of the American Revolution (1774-75), orphaned Hannah Andrews's cruel aunt, Phoebe, indentures the 14-year-old to General Thomas Gage, the British colonial governor in ... Read full review

Contents

a iStRatsrge SaBBatH
277
BiutiSH eyes ON SaLem
287
CaLeBs iLLisress
290
a ts ap foR pauL ReveRe
295
WeB5 of Lies
300
gdbspeeb
309
tHejouRJsrey
319
tHe 5aLem aLaRm
327
BetRayeR
350
atr aRRest foR tReasojsr
356
WiLL faces CnaRgeS
362
aBRieL
375
oocByes
377
HaNMaHs pRomise
383
WiLLows By tee Sea
388
HistoRicaL Notes
399

Leslies RetReat
337
4i HftiNc iN SaLem
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About the author (2008)

Joan Hiatt Harlow is the author of several popular historical novels including Secret of the Night Ponies, Shadows on the Sea, Midnight Rider, Star in the Storm, Joshua’s Song, and Thunder from the Sea. Ms. Harlow lives in Venice, Florida. For more information, visit her at JoanHiattHarlow.com.