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GIVEAWAY: Call Me Kate Meeting The Molly Maguires

About The Book:

Coming of age amidst the seething unrest of the Civil War era, feisty fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty infiltrates the Molly Maguires, a secret Irish organization, to rescue a lifelong friend. Under the guise of Dominick, a draft resister, Katie volunteers for a dangerous mission in hopes of preventing bloodshed. Katie risks job, family, and ultimately her very life to intervene. A series of tragedies challenge Katie’s strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can she balance her sense of justice with the law? Call Me Kate is suitable for readers from eleven to adult. The story is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era.

My Thoughts:

I’m always a fan of a story that features strong women characters, and this book portrays that well. Each paragraph creates beautiful imagery and draws you further and further into the story. I think both children and adults will be able to identify with the struggles Kate’s family faces.

Most of the chapters are between 5-10 pages, which makes this a good story for bedtime or reading over the course of several days.

You can certainly tell that Molly Roe, the author, is a master of language. Here’s her full bio:

Molly Roe is the pen name of Mary Garrity Slaby, a veteran language arts & reading teacher at Lake-Lehman Junior Senior High School. Mary holds a Ph.D. in education from Temple University, and Pennsylvania teaching certification in six areas. She has pursued the hobby of genealogy for the past decade. Mary was born in Philadelphia, raised in Schuylkill County, and currently lives in Dallas, Pennsylvania with her husband, John. They are parents of two grown children, Melissa and John Garrett, cover illustrator of Call Me Kate. Digging into the past has given Mary newfound respect for her ancestors and a better understanding of history. Call Me Kate is the first in the author’s trilogy of historical novels loosely based on the lives of the strong women who preceded her.

Call Me Kate: Meeting The Molly Maguires  is available for purchase online for $12.96.

Win It:

One lucky reader will win a pdf copy of Call Me Kate: Meeting The Molly Maguires.

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CONTEST ENDS: at Midnight CST on April 1st

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*DISCLAIMER: I was sent items by Tribute Books to help facilitate my review. Any opinions stated are strictly my own.*

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About Jen

Jen is a boring business analyst by day, college student by night, and rockstar mommy ‘round the clock. She lives in MN with her husband Jason, her son Levi, and their 3 dogs – Bailey, Kahlua, and JD.

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  14. Nicole Langan says:

    Thanks Jen for sharing “Call Me Kate” with the readers of 3 Boys and a Dog. You are right – Katie is a strong female character who stands up to authority in order to save those she loves. For anyone who likes historical fiction set in the Civil War period, you’ll love this young adult novel. Thank you Jen, Kelli and everyone at the blog for helping us to spread the word about Molly’s fantastic book.

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  24. The author is moving forward on Sarah’s Story: The Curse on Centralia, which follows Kate McCafferty’s younger sister, Sarah, to the new town of Centralia, PA.

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  28. I learned that she sees that there is a silver lining in the recesion in the States (and the world) in that kids might learn some values that have been unlearned, like value for work and money (that is not a quote – my words :) Very smart lady!

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