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From The CriticsSet in 1806, this novel opens with eleven-year-old Abigail Chambers left on her own to care for her younger brother Seth. Their mother has just died of smallpox, and their father, a sailor, may not return for months. Thanks to a thoughtful doctor, Abbie finds work in a young widow's home in their Maine seaport, and despite their grief, the children adjust quickly. But when finances grow tight, Abbie must come up with a new plan for survival. Fans of historical fiction will enjoy the details about everyday life in this compelling tale about children seeking a home.