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Emma's Secret: The Cincinnati Epidemic

Emma's Secret: The Cincinnati Epidemic by Veda Boyd Jones
Veda Boyd Jones
Bethany House
Release Date:Feb-01-2005

Age Level
9 - 12

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  CMy
Twelve-year-old Emma Farley worries if her family will survive the cholera outbreak that was caused by the terrible flooding of the Ohio River. Emma wonders if her dreams of becoming an animal doctor will ever come true, because in Cincinnati in 1832, girls have to become wives and mothers instead of having careers. Emma tries to keep her dreams and her family alive during this hard time. What will happen to the people of Cincinnati and how will they ever get this mess cleaned up? Find out in this exciting story called Emma's Secret.

Emma's Secret is one of the many wonderful books in the Sisters In Time series. Emma's Secret kept me up all night long and I liked reading about this time period in history. Emma's Secret is a faith-based book that shows you how sometimes when you believe in God, good things may really happen. I think that this story could be improved by having more adventure and additional things happen. I really enjoyed reading this book and I recommend it to kids ages 9-12.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 8

Reviewer Age: 12

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA United States

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