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Twelve-year-old Amanda seems to have everything any girl could ask for - a nice plantation home just outside of Williamsburg, Virginia, loving parents, even a brand-new grown-up ball gown for the upcoming Twelfth Night ball. It's like a dream - and like a dream, she will all too soon awaken, when the spiteful servant Jane reveals long-hidden secrets of Amanda's past. "Just you wait," Jane predicts gleefully, "this is only the beginning. Next they'll be coming for you, to take you away." Amanda isn't one to sit passive in the face of disaster, though. She resolves to find the truth and to change her fate.
Set in colonial Virginia in 1772, Amanda's Secret is the heartwarming story of a young colonial girl who confronts misfortune with resourcefulness, determination, and courage, and her quest to make everything right again.