Hope by Louann Gaeddert

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Left alone when their father heads west in search of gold, Hope and her young brother John move into their uncle's Shaker home, where Hope experiences difficulty adjusting, until she accepts Shaker traditions and is offered a promising opportunity.
 

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Published October 30, 1995 by Atheneum. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Their mother dead and their father missing in California gold country, Hope and younger brother John are taken in by the brothers and sisters of Hancock Shaker Village.

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This historical novel about a Shaker community in the mid-19th century is strong on ambience but short on plot and character development. Hope's mother has died and it's been more than a year since an

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A callous uncle deposits Hope and her younger brother, John, with the Shakers, who welcome orphans and abandoned children.

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