|As the Revolutionary War rages on, Hope Potter is kept from her dear friend, Polly, whose parents are loyal to King George III. When Hope's father and brother return, Hope finds out out her father was with the Sons of Liberty and her family will be in danger if anyone finds out.|
From the Publisher:
In her diary, ten-year-old Hope writes about her life as a patriot in 1777 Philadelphia, as the Redcoats try to take over her city and defeat the Continental Army.
Kristiana Gregory writes historical fiction and is best known for her Dear America series. She does a great deal of research for her books, visiting the places she's going to write about and finding out useful information such as what the weather was like, or what people thought about, by looking through journals and almanacs of that time. Kristiana feels that her readers can relate to the characters in her book because the problems they deal with--learning to make good decisions or getting through hard times--are universal.