"Three promises precede the birth of India Moody in 1848, and everything that follows in India’s wartime experience comes from those promises—two kept, one broken."
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Red Moon at Sharpsburg
A warm, moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln told through the eyes of his children and captured in exquisite full-color illustrations.
Award-winning author Rosemary Wells lays bare the senseless devastation of war in this stunning novel. As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn’t know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known. A timeless heroine of inspiring drive and bravery, India holds on to her dream of forging a career in science, unheard-of for a woman, in the face of bat
In a house on the Mississippi River side of Cairo, Illinois, 11-year-old Oscar’s life is changed forever after the Crash of 1929. Oscar’s dad must sell their home—with all their cherished model trains—and go west in search of work. Oscar moves in with his humorless aunt and teasing cousin, lonely and miserable—until until he meets a mysterious drifter and witnesses a crime so stunning it catapults Oscar on an incredible train journey from coast to coast.
In 1923, Mary Breckinridge (who had been a nurse in WWI) founded the Frontier Nursing Service—a group of women who traveled by horseback to isolated mountain residents to provide medical care. These three compelling, poignant stories, each with a different narrator - a boy whose father almost loses his leg; a nurse in training; a mute young girl who realizes she might have a career in medicine - show Mary's effect on the people around her.
A young Cuban immigrant eases his homesickness by re-creating the city of Havana in a poignant tale that will resonate with readers today.
Celebrated writer Rosemary Wells delivers a compassionately observed and exquisitely distilled novel set in the mid-century Southwest about a young heroine with an exceptional gift, a heart of gold, and a budding dream for her future.