Synopses & Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Jane Peck has ventured to the unknown wilds of the Northwest to wed her childhood idol, William Baldt. But her impeccable training at Miss Hepplewhite's Young Ladies Academy in Philadelphia is hardly preparation for the colorful characters and crude life that await her in Washington Territory.
Thrown upon her wits in the wild, Jane must determine for herself whether she is truly proper Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia, faultless young lady and fiancée, or Boston Jane, as the Chinook dub her, fearless and loyal woman of the frontier.
An exciting new novel from Jennifer L. Holm, author of the Newbery Honor Book Our Only May Amelia.
“As a storyteller, Holm is superb.” School Library Journal
“A first-rate story not to be missed.” ALA Booklist (starred review)
“The fascinating details and humor herein are sure to hit home with fans of historical fiction.” Washington Parent
About the Author
Jennifer L. Holm is the grandniece of Alice Amelia Holm, a Finnish-American girl born on the Nasel River in Washington state during the nineteenth century. The recent discovery of her grandaunt's diary and her ancestors' adventures in the Pacific Northwest inspired the character of May Amelia.
Ms. Holm produces television commercials and lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is working on her next book.