Written by Molly Roe
Published by Tribute Books
"Con caught me by the elbows. His blue eyes met mine. 'The coal face your father was working collapsed. His legs are pinned. But he’s alive, Katie!'
I broke from his grasp and dashed out of the schoolhouse into the cold gray November morning, a day as bleak as Con's news."
Publisher's Summary: Coming of age amidst the seething unrest of the Civil War era, feisty fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty infiltrates the Molly Maguires, a secret Irish organization, to rescue a lifelong friend. Under the guise of “Dominick,” a draft resister, Katie volunteers for a dangerous mission in hopes of preventing bloodshed. Katie risks job, family, and ultimately her very life to intervene. A series of tragedies challenge Katie’s strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can she balance her sense of justice with the law?
Mary Elizabeth's Musings: Riveting, exciting, romantic, and informative, Call Me Kate is an amazing addition to the genre of young adult historical fiction! Ms. Roe brings to life the turbulent 1860s in America through the eyes of Katie, an Irish teenage girl, who has hopes and dreams like any young person, despite her war-time circumstances.
This novel was immediately engaging from start to finish, and Ms. Roe's gift of the written Irish brogue echoed the incredible talent of Frank McCourt. Truly, this novel is a must-read for all fans of young adult historical fiction.
**I would like to thank Tribute Books for providing me with an unbound copy of this book, as well as inviting me to participate in my very first book blog tour!!**
To learn more about author Molly Roe, visit her blog, Conversations from the Side Porch.