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Nightbirds on Nantucket (The Wolves Chronicles, #3)

When I find a book that's a bit older and rather obscure, but intensely delightful, I make it a personal goal to convince as many people as possible to read it. One such book is The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken. I must reread this one myself, as I am in desperate need of cheering up. And what better way to cheer oneself up than by reading a classic orphans-menaced-by-wicked-relatives tale that involves an alternate British royal history and packs of hungry, hungry wolves?

I know, I can't think of anything else, either!

The lovely sequel to Wolves, Black Hearts in Battersea, introduces the resourceful waif Dido Twite. Dido is a delight, alternately suspicious and generous, and speaks with a jaunty accent spread thickly over her words like clotted cream. At the end of Black Hearts, Dido is believed lost at sea--but take heart! A whaling ship picked her up in the North Sea, comatose and mostly frozen. But Dido lives, and when she awakens, she's very far from home…

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