Land of Promise (Ellis Island Series #2)

Land of Promise (Ellis Island Series #2)

by Joan Lowery Nixon

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Overview

Rose Carney, a young girl from Ireland, befriends Rebecca, from Russia, and Kristen, from Sweden, during the long journey to America. They part ways at Ellis Island and Rose continues onto a new life in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553081114
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/01/1993
Series: Ellis Island Series , #2
Pages: 176
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon (1927—2003) was an American journalist and author, specializing in historical fiction and mystery books for children and young adults. Some of her popular books include The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, the Orphan Train Adventures series, and The Other Side of Dark, the last of which was adapted into a television movie entitled Awake to Danger (1995). Nixon won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and had five additional nominations. She died in 2003 of pancreatic cancer.

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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.