Thanks to several sleepless nights this week, I finished reading Redemption in record time (for me). I hope to share an interview with the author, Susan Dayley, soon. While we're waiting, I've moved on to my second "new" read: Flame-Colored Taffeta, by Rosemary Sutcliff. Flame-Colored Taffeta is a historical young adult novel. Here is the back cover blurb:
When twelve-year-old Damaris discovers a young man who has been shot in the woods near her house, she doesn't stop to worry that he may be a smuggler or a spy wanted by King George's Customs House men. Instead, she turns to those she can trust--her best friend, Peter, and Genty Small the Wise Woman--for help in saving his life. And after Tom Wildgoose recovers enough to be able to talk about himself, but chooses to be evasive when answering Damaris's questions, she doesn't really mind. What is important to Damaris is that he will be leaving soon, taking away all the adventure and mystery he had suddenly brought into her life.
But then Tom is captured by Mr. Farrington, who threatens to turn him over to the authorities. In a true act of loyalty, Damaris jeopardizes her own safety to try to rescue the mysterterious young man and set him free once again.
I will share a Tuesday Teaser from Flame-Colored Taffeta on Tuesday.
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