It’s 1773, and Boston is in political turmoil. As tension rises between England and the colonies, lines are being drawn between the Loyalists and the Patriots. And Sally Gifford, a shoemaker’s daughter, finds herself on the opposite side from her best friend Kitty Lawton, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Sally is torn between her cherished friendship and her loyalties to her own family and community in their fight for freedom. As the conflict continues to grow more charged in the weeks leading up to the Boston Tea Party, Sally finds within herself a bravery she didn’t know she had, and ultimately takes a stand for what she comes to find is most important.Beatrice Gormley, Author
Beatrice Gormley is the author of a number of award-winning children’s books, including Miriam and Maria Mitchell: The Soul of an Astronomer (both Eerdmans), as well as Salome (Knopf). She lives in Massachusetts.