The Primrose Way by Jackie French Koller

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Living in a rough Puritan missionary settlement that borders an Indian village, sixteen-year-old Rebekah is forced to choose between two cultures when she falls in love with a defiant Pawtucket medicine man. “Issues about separation of church and state, the scandalous idea of thinking for oneself, etc., are thoughtfully raised here and would provide provocative discussions in the social studies classroom.”-School Library Journal
 

About Jackie French Koller

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Jackie French Koller is a prolific children's author. Jackie's first book, Impy for Always, was published in 1989. She's gone on to write over 30 other books including The Keepers and Dragonling Series. Koller's books have received numerous awards and accolades - among them ALA Notable Book and IRA Teachers' Choice. Jackie lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and when she's not writing she enjoys painting, reading, hiking, making gingerbread houses, and playing with her grandchildren.
 
Published October 15, 1992 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 352 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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still, the bright promise of friendship with a young Pawtucket woman, Qunnequawese, distracts Rebekah from the restrictive Puritan life, as do encounters with Mishannock, a tribal holy man who has achieved nearly immortal status among settlers and his own people.

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When the Puritans came to the New World hoping to discover a new Eden, they called themselves saints.

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