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Cate of the Lost Colony, Lisa Klein

Cate is an orphan.

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Her father left her to run an errand for the queen and never returned. Thus she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle. So begins the journey of Cate’s life.

Cate’s aunt and uncle don’t care much for her because Cate’s father spent his life serving the queen. Eventually, the queen needs a laidies maid and remembers Cate’s father’s service and sends for Cate. He life is soon filled with hard work, catty women, and a beautiful queen. She adores it… for a while.

My Thoughts

Cate of the Lost Colony is a young adult fiction centered on the life of a young girl whose life takes many twists and turns, one of the most piviitol is the turn that takes her to the colony of Roanoke. Many know of the disappearance of the colony of Roanake – even my boys asked if that was the lost conlony I was reading about – but none know what happened to the colonists.

What I liked about this book was the foundation. This author used well known people and historical facts to construct a fictional character and story that feels like fact. It was wonderful to immerse myself in the book.

This was a good solid book but I didn’t love it. I’m not sure why – maybe I just didn’t find it light enough – but I didn’t. I hope that you spend the time to read this book and to pass it on. It’s worth the time!

Rating: B+
Buy or Borrow: Buy

** Many of the books I review are Advance Review Copies. These books are loaned to me for my review. I am in no way compensated for my time nor am I asked to give anything but my honest review. This book was loaned to me by the Good Golly Miss Holly Tour.

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