|Five Smooth Stones|
|We Are Patriots|
|When Freedom Comes|
For research, I made several trips to Philadelphia and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. I love writing about Colonial America because some of my ancestors served in Washington's army -- and some fought for the British. The character of Miss Sarah is based on Betsy Ross, and the setting is on the cobbled street where she lived.
I hope you enjoy reading Hope's diaries as she describes school, a forbidden friendship and serving enemy soldiers when they quartered with her family.