The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

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A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!

When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.

Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.

As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.

About Sharon Cameron

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Sharon Cameron was awarded the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work for THE DARK UNWINDING. It is Sharon’s debut novel. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Published September 1, 2012 by Scholastic Press. 341 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, History, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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"Why had life singled me out for drudgery and isolation, and to be the instrument of others' unhappiness?"

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Common Sense Media

Plot twists, great characters and conflicts, a strong narrative voice, and a fully realized world of gaslights, steam engines, and 19th century technology bring to life a complex narrative that will delight young girls just getting acquainted with Victorian tales of mystery, manners and romance.

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Historical Novel Society

The steampunk elements of Uncle Tully’s world are exceptionally well done, presented perfectly in Katherine’s voice but with enough clues for a modern technical person to sort out exactly what they are.

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