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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Saving Lucas Biggs by Marisa de los Santos
Margaret's father has been sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. Margaret knows he is being punished unfairly by Judge Lucas Biggs and she learns from her best friend's grandfather that events in his childhood are what made the judge so cold-hearted now. Margaret's family have the ability to travel back in time so she is determined to change the course of events that led to Judge Biggs being so corrupt. But "history resists" so will Margaret actually be able to change the past and save her father now? And will she have enough time to do it before she is kicked out of the past or dies trying?
Although Margaret uses time travel to help her cause this is really more in the historical fiction realm. Usually, that's something that would make me uninterested in the story but I was caught up in the events at the mining camp and the rebellion that took place there. The resolution for Margaret's father felt drawn-out but was still satisfying in the end.