Sarah's Ground

 
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Sarah's Ground
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12+
Release Date
January 06, 2004
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0689859244
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Sarah Tracy has spent her entire life under constant supervision, always under the thumb of one older sibling or another. Now, at eighteen, it's time she was married, so she is being sent to dinner parties, plays, teas, soirees, talks, and chaperoned walks -- always accompanied, always watched.Sarah's tired of being shipped around, tired of being reminded that it's time to find a suitable husband. Then Sarah sees an advertisement looking for a young woman to oversee Mount Vernon, the old family home of George Washington. Lying to her family and her potential employer, Sarah becomes mistress of this decaying symbol of American freedom.

And then comes the American Civil War. As battles rage around her, Sarah is determined to create a haven of peace at Mount Vernon. Sarah single-handedly manages to keep Mount Vernon out of the war. But while she is able to influence generals, soldiers, and the president, she learns she doesn't hold such sway over her own heart -- as she also discovers true love.

Based on a true story, this is the amazing tale of one girl's path to womanhood.

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true story
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The book is about a girl named sarah tracey. For her whole life she has been passed from one sibling to the other. She is tired of being told what to do. so one day she leaves and goes to Mount Vernon. She goes there to work as a hostess for the former presidant washingtons home. The best thing about this book is ti is based on a true story.
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really great
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Reader reviewed by chick box

this book is about a girl named sarah tracey. she has always been in the custody of one sibling or the other. She is sick of being told what to do so she goes away to Mount. Vernon to work as the hostess of the former presidant washingtons home. I realy like this book because it is a true story.
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Historical Romance
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Eighteen-year-old Sarah Tracy lies about her age in order to be hired as the caretaker of George Washington's home, Monticello. In 1861, she leaves her overbearing family (who just want to marry her off) in New York to begin her duties in Virginia alongside a handsome man named Upton. Complicating matters is the start of the Civil War, as Sarah struggles to make sure that Monticello remains neutral. In the mean time, she is also struggling with her feelings for Upton.

Based on a true story, this novel has all the usual historical details that one expects from Rinaldi's books, but it lacks a substantial story. It needs a better plot, more conflict...anything the readers can sink their teeth into. As it stands now, it is a quick read and a marginally interesting romance story, but nothing more.
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