Stopping to Home

Stopping to Home

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Stopping to Home 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i thought this was good and made me relize what was important in life but usually i hate historic books
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter, who is 10 -- she loved it -- and so did her 15 year old sister. It has just the right mixture of history and humor and a gutsy heroine ... definitely a winner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I try to find books for our mother/daughter book club, and Stopping to Home was perfect! Lots of details that mothers loved, and a story that the girls could relate to. Provoked some interesting discussions of what girls were expected to do in the early 19th century! Check it out if you're looking for a book to share ...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love books about old times, and this was one of the best I've read. Abbie and Seth are really great characters, and I really liked all the details about living in Maine in 1806. The ending was so happy I cried a little bit -- and then I sat and imagined what happened to Abbie and Seth AFTER the book was over! I wish Lea Wait would write another book like this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stopping to Home is suppposed to be for children, but I'm a grandfather and thoroughly enjoyed it. Vivid characters, a wonderful plot in which imaginative Abbie find solutions to adult problems, and a peek at early New England life. Recommended for ALL ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was heartwarming and brought a tear to my eye, I enjoyed every page of this book from cover to cover. Look forward to reading more books by Lea Wait.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lea Wait, who lives across the river from Wiscasset, Maine, where her first historical novel is set, is a force to be reckoned with in the world of young adult books. Not only that, but in addition to more titles coming in that field, Wait has an adult mystery in the works, to be published soon. 'Stopping To Home' is a splendid first novel. Wait's research is careful and not obvious, but it puts you squarely in the early 19th century world of two orphans, whose mother has died of smallpox. Will a young widow take them into her household, even if she doesn't know how she'll support herself any more? We can be sure that young Abbie will figure out a way to help the widow, and to give her 5-year-old brother a feeling of home and family. Wait's sense of place is excellent, and the reader is hooked in this world right away. We anxiously await more books from Lea Wait in the young adult historical novel field, as well as her forthcoming adult mystery series. Wait is clearly one excellent writer to turn to as an antidote to some of the insipid authors being published today. Keep her name in mind!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's 1806 in the small village of Wiscasset, Maine, and eleven-year-old Abbie Chambers and her four-year-old brother, Seth, are on their own. Their mother has just died, and they haven't heard from their father, a sailor, in years. Abbie takes a position helping the young wife of Captain Chase, an ailing sea captain, on the condition that her brother be given a home there as well, so that he will not have to be sent to an orphanage. When the sea captain dies, the Widow Chase is left alone with no income and a baby on the way. Abbie and Seth are dependent on Widow Chase, but in a way, she is dependent on them, too. This was a heartwarming historical novel about a girl's struggle after her mother's death to keep her brother with her against all odds. I highly reccomend this book.