Friday, October 15, 2010

Blog Tour : Call Me Kate

 Title: Call Me Kate

Author: Molly Roe

Published: Tribute Books, 2008

Pages: 168

Buy the book: The Book Depository*

First Line: "S'ter, s'ter, I need to see Katie right away."

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?

Review: Call Me Kate was something different for me.  I'm not usually one to read historical fiction but I'm glad I read Call Me Kate because it was a pretty good read.

Katie had an unfortunate life but she coped well and that made her a great character.  I also liked Con and Wynnie.  They just seemed to be strong independent characters and it was refreshing to read a book where the main character didn't have to lean on someone else all the time.

There were some sad parts in Call Me Kate, particularly the ending but I found that made it all the more realistic.  There were also some slow parts to the book but I didn't mind.

Overall, Call Me Kate is a really interesting read.  It wasn't exactly what I was expecting but it was still really enjoyable and gave a good insight into a life far different from my own.  It's definitely worth a read.

Source: Copy for review from Tribute Books.

About the author:

Molly Roe is the pen name of Mary Garrity Slaby, a veteran language arts & reading teacher at Lake-Lehman Junior Senior High School. Mary holds a Ph.D. in education from Temple University, and Pennsylvania teaching certification in six areas. She has pursued the hobby of genealogy for the past decade. Mary was born in Philadelphia, raised in Schuylkill County, and currently lives in Dallas, Pennsylvania with her husband, John. They are parents of two grown children, Melissa and John Garrett, cover illustrator of Call Me Kate. Digging into the past has given Mary newfound respect for her ancestors and a better understanding of history. Call Me Kate is the first in the author’s trilogy of historical novels loosely based on the lives of the strong women who preceded her. Visit Molly on facebook here. You can visit Molly at her blog here.

Read an excerpt of Call Me Kate here.

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1 comment:

  1. Rebecca - I'm glad that with 'Call Me Kate' you took the leap into a historical fiction novel. We appreciate it!

    Thanks for sharing the book with your blog readers. I appreciate your comments about Katie - she is certainly a character you can't help rooting for.

    Best wishes,
    Tribute Books


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