Monday, October 12, 2009
Year of the Hangman by Gary Blackwood
Everyone knows that American patriots won their freedom from England in 1776 and changed the course of history in our country. But what if the war had gone the other way? This book is set in 1777 just after the English won the Revolutionary War. Creighton has been sent to America to live with his uncle and ends up being captured by the patriots who are on the run and in hiding in New Orleans. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are all wanted men for standing up to the government. As Creighton lives and works with Franklin he finds that his loyalties to England are tested and he begins to question what is right.