Fourteen-year-old Clara Hargraves lives on a farm in Hopkinton, a small New Hampshire town,during the early 19th century. She has a couple of big problems. First of all, she has a stepmother, Priscilla, who used to be her spinster schoolteacher aunt. Clara resents that her late mother’s older sister has not only married her father but is about to have a baby. To make matters worse, “Prissy Priscilla” keeps trying to make the rambunctious, clever, and witty Clara act like a proper young lady. Secondly, Clara has red hair, making her a target for teasing by a handsome older boy, Dickon Weeks, and by her pretty seventeen-year-old “Dread Cousin Hetty.” Clara, however, has a secret plan she hopes will change this. During the last week of June, 1825, Clara’s town is abuzz because the famous General Lafayette is about to visit their state during his farewell tour of America. In those eventful seven days, Clara learns a lot about her family, Hetty, Dickon, herself, and about Lafayette. She comes to understand the huge and vital role the young French aristocrat played in America’s Revolutionary War and to see that her problems might not bequite so terrible after all.
A Buss from Lafayette is a captivating and moving historical novel that is the perfect novel for those looking to be taken on a journey back in time. The story the reader will encounter in A Buss from Lafayette is poignant and sensational and perfectly takes you back in time to the early 19th century. As I read the book I noticed that the story is shrouded in a tremendous amount of suspense but also emotion and the reader will not be able to guess where the plot is going at all and that is thanks to the talented author Dorothea Jensen and how wonderful her literature is and how incredible her ability to keep her reader guessing from beginning to end is!
A Buss from Lafayette is a moving novel that is emotive as well as thought-provoking, and it is a novel that will take readers on an incredible journey. A Buss from Lafayette will introduce the reader to many characters, one of them being Clara Hargraves, a fourteen-year-old girl living on a farm in a small New Hampshire town in the early 19th century. It is here that Clara struggles and has a few pressing problems. One of them is that her stepmother Priscilla used to be her aunt, and is having her father’s baby. Clara hates this, and she also hates how she is teased by two boys for her red hair but she has a plan to solve all of this. The reader will follow Clara on her journey and it makes for a wonderful historical fiction, coming-of-age tale that shouldn’t be missed!
The story of A Buss from Lafayette is well-developed with many layers that are all intricately well-developed as well as intriguing. The multiple layers throughout A Buss from Lafayette, are fascinating and will have readers minds racing with thoughts as the reader is compelled to think about the story and where it will end up.
Dorothea Jensen is an incredible author because she manages to pull the reader into the novel, captivate them and compel them to read from beginning to end and Jensen does this by lacing twists and turns throughout her book which will keep readers on edge. I tried to predict the plot many times, but Jensen’s story is so unpredictable that I could never once guess it correctly! The fact that the plot is so unpredictable makes it enthralling from beginning to end, and this is all thanks to the genius writer Dorothea Jensen!
A Buss from Lafayette is incredibly captivating thanks to its incredible tension laced throughout the book as well as the author’s stellar writing that compelled me to read from the very beginning. Dorothea Jensen can only be described as a literary talent as she knows how to captivate her readers from the start. Jensen is a writer who does not hold back, she thrusts her reader into the thick of the drama very early on, and she keeps them turning the pages thanks to her excellent descriptive powers.
Overall A Buss from Lafayette is a stunning piece of fiction that will thrill and excite its readers, and so I have no choice but to award this brilliant book five stars! If you are a reader who is looking to get lost in a fascinating tale, then this book is definitely for you so please, do not miss out on the opportunity of reading this superb book!
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