Land of Promise

Land of Promise

by Joan Lowery Nixon

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Irish immigrant Rose Carney has a difficult life in Chicago. She’s working to help pay for her mother’s and sisters’ passages, dealing with her father’s drinking problem, and worrying about her brothers’ involvement in questionable activities. Rose becomes committed to a campaign to clean up Chicago and fight for world peace, but she knows her family responsibilities come first. With everything that’s happening in her life, can Rose hold on to her American dream?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307827494
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/27/2013
Series: Ellis Island Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon was the author of more than 130 books for young readers and was the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Young Adult Mystery Award. She received the award for The Kidnapping of Christina LattimoreThe SéanceThe Name of the Game Was Murder, and The Other Side of the Dark, which also won the California Young Reader Medal. Her historical fiction included the award-winning series The Orphan Train Adventures, Orphan Train Children, and Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans.

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Land of Promise (Ellis Island Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
t1bnotown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rose isn't like the other two girls in this trilogy who reject and want to get past traditional women's roles. She immediately takes on traditional roles without complaint- her concerns are primarily with her father's drinking. I did notice that the three girls in this series all fall in love with different boys, but none will go head-over-heals. All the girls have priorities that they won't sacrifice, even though they love their separate boys.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great! Rose was really a character you felt you could relate to, she was desciribed so vividly. The plot was nice, really involving the characters and their emotions, and it drew me right in to the book. I especially liked the ending, and I also thought that the romance Nixon added between Rose and Tim was sweet and believable, and only helped make the story better. I love historical fiction, and this is definetly an appealing book. A touching, lovely story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much that I started reading some of Joan Lowery Nixon's other mystery books. I didn't like mystery books until I read hers.