Tuesday, August 9, 2016


One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
(Iowa Teen nominee 2016-2017)

Book description from Amazon.com...
In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.

But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

My 25 cents....The story starts with a funeral, but Georgie can't believe that her sisters is really dead.  She is determined to find out the truth--if she isn't dead where is she?  If she IS dead, what in the world happened??  Readers that enjoy a little mystery and adventure will enjoy this book for sure.  I wasn't sure I was going to like this because of the setting being in 1871, but I did and was kept guessing (is she? isn't she?) right up until the end.

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