Keeping Secrets

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Nixon, Joan Lowery. Keeping Secrets. New York : Delacorte, 1995. [The Orphan Train Adventures]

Eleven-year-old Peg Kelly befriends a mysterious woman who comes to visit her family in St. Joseph, Missouri in 1863. Is Violet Hennessey a refugee, or in league with the bushwhackers, or (like Peg's family) a Union sympathizer?

One of several Orphan Train novels that covers the Civil War period. The series features the adventures of a large Irish family, displaced from New York City into a troubled and formative period on the frontier.


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