The Sherwood Ring
By Elizabeth Marie Pope
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618177370, 272pp.)
Publication Date: October 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Newly orphaned Peggy Grahame is caught off-guard when she first arrives at her family’s ancestral estate. Her eccentric uncle Enos drives away her only new acquaintance, Pat, a handsome British scholar, then leaves Peggy to fend for herself. But she is not alone. The house is full of mysteriesand ghosts. Soon Peggy becomes involved with the spirits of her own Colonial ancestors and witnesses the unfolding of a centuries-old romance against a backdrop of spies and intrigue and of battles plotted and foiled. History has never been so excitingespecially because the ghosts are leading Peggy to a romance of her own!
"Fresh, offbeat, a romantic fantasy done with skill." Kirkus Reviews
"The complicated strands of mystery, history, and love are drawn skillfully together into a bright pattern, embroidered with comedy and the whole done with real style." New York Times Book Review Notable Book
"Utterly captivating." Saturday Review