I have often been asked to write an account of my Pike's Peak Expedition in search of gold. The following attempt has been made up partly from memory and partly from old letters written at the time to my sister in the east. C. J. H.
Jacky Faber, condemned for life to the English penal colony in Australia, has once again escaped the British authorities. Back on her flagship, the Lorelei Lee, she heads back to England in the company of friends and her beloved Jaimy. But when the voyage is waylaid by pirates, storms, and her own impetuous nature, Jacky is cast into a world of danger that extends from the South China Sea to the equally treacherous waters of London politics. With the help of friends, Jacky confronts her enemies in this tale of love, courage, and redemption. AGE: 14 up AUTHOR: L. A. Meyer is the acclaimed writer of the Bloody Jack Adventures, praised for engaging characters and vivid historical detail. This rollicking series follows the exploits of a spirited heroine who climbs from the squalid streets of London to become an adventurer of the highest order. L. A. Meyer lives on the coast of Maine. Visit his website at www.jackyfaber.com.
Even at the age of nine, Golda Meir was a leader. As president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organizes her friends to raise money to buy textbooks for immigrant classmates. A glimpse at the early life of Israels first female Prime Minister. Based on a true story.
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