Article Title

Boston Jane


Sydnee Burr


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Jennifer L. Holm, Boston, Native Americans, Frontier, Washington, Oregon

Document Type

Book Review


Jane finds the propriety of Philadelphia society tiring. She wants to play, she wants to be silly, she wants to get her hands dirty, and she does not want to follow Lady Godey's Guidebook on how to be a young lady. When she receives an invitation from a handsome suitor to sail over to the Washington Territory and be his bride, Jane jumps at the opportunity, leaving all familiarity behind. When she arrives however, and her fiance is nowhere to be found, Jane must embark on her own life among the settlers, fur trappers, and Indians in the Washington Territory.