London 1735. Eleven-year-old Forrest Harper lives with his family at the Tower of London. There, he helps his father tend the ravens and guard the prisoners. Still, life is lonely. When vicious Scottish Rebels are captured, Forrest is delighted. Perhaps now he can prove his courage and impress the local bullies who torment him. His happiness is short lived, though, when the Harpers are only given custody of Maddy, a Scottish Rebel's daughter. For a rebel in a dress will surely make Forrest a laughing-stock. As the days pass, Maddy's beauty and warmth and her touching stories of life in Scotland seal a friendship between them. But when she is slated for execution, Forrest is faced with a horrifying choice: He can either commit treason and help her escape or obey the law and allow his innocent friend to be executed. Elvira Woodruff deftly spins a riveting historic adventure that challenges the boundaries of heroism, morality and friendship in a time of war.
About the Author
She lives in Martin's Creek, Pennsylvania, with her husband Joe, who collects antique books, and has a large collection of books about castles.