Boston Jane: An Adventure (Boston Jane #1)

 
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Boston Jane: An Adventure (Boston Jane #1)
Age Range
10+
Release Date
September 01, 2001
ISBN
0060287381
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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 fiancee, 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."

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Reader reviewed by rocket girl

Boston Jane is a thrilling book on a young girl and love. Her father is a doctor, mother is dead, she is raised by one parent and loves him dearly. What happens though when she sees someone she likes and he wants her to marry him? Well of course she says yes, and must travel to the wilderness to meet him. Along the way friendships are made, and end. Jane must cope with her new situation and what she will do next.
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so-so fronteir adventure
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Reader reviewed by bookworm9

Jane Peck is a typical tomboy who runs around wreacking havoc with her cook's son and helps her widowed father, a surgeon, with his patients...until she realizes that she needs to become a proper young woman. At the urging of her father's assistant, the handsome William, she goes to finishing school and does her teacher proud, though her father wonders what happens to the spirited daughter he knew and loved. When William proposes marriage, Jane, now 16, agrees to travel to the oregon fronteir to be with him, but when she arrives, William is away and there is no place for a proper young lady to go. What is Jane to do?

This was an interesting fronteir adventure story, but i admitt I found Jane's "airs" annoying, and the plot contrivances were thin. Readers can tell from day one that William isn't the right husband for Jane, and it soon becomes apparent who is. Also, there are quite a few sudden deaths of likable characters that are rather jarring. Still, characters like Handsome Jim and Jehu were enjoyable, and I would be interested to read further into the series.
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