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Rinaldi, Ann
New York : Scholastic, 1994.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0590460560
Ann Rinaldi is well known for her well researched historical fiction. In this book, we are introduced to the Chelmsford family from Salem, Massachusetts. The United States is a new country and the people of Salem are picking up the pieces after the war for independence. The Chelmsford family is a prominent family in town but few know what life is really like for the children. Young Cabot spends his days prowling around the docks talking with the sailors. Abby is in love with a man who her father has forbidden her to see. Lawrence is being forced to go West with his father. And young Thankful is growing spoiled and wild. Hannah has tried to raise her sisters and brothers since their mother's death but she feels the family is falling to pieces. Maybe that's why she turned down Louis' marriage proposal. She needs to stay and piece her family together -- much like she is piecing together her patchwork quilt. Can Hannah hold the family together? Should she even try? Find out in A STITCH IN TIME. Follow the family through the other titles in this series.
SUBJECTS:     Family life -- Fiction
                        Quilting -- Fiction
              Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction


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