Each of these is an all-by-itself book, not part of a series. They take you from Denmark to West Virginia to Boston, - and many other places - and three of them come from my own life. (See if you can figure out which three!)
The flu epidemic of 1918 destroys the only life that eleven-year-old Lydia Pierce has ever known. Frightened and lonely, she enters the unfamiliar world called a Shaker community and finds a new family she could never have imagined.
In a story that tiptoes between reality and imagination, two people—a lonely woman and an angry boy—discover what they can be to each other, renewed by strength that comes from a tiny, caring creature they will never see.
Mouse Mistress Hildegarde must supervise, organize, and protect the entire colony of 220 mice who live within the walls of Saint Bartholemew's....not an easy task, especially when her arch-enemy Lucretia tries to undermine her every move.
When her father leaves to fight in World War II, Elizabeth goes with her mother and sister to her grandfather's house, where she learns to face up to the always puzzling and often cruel realities of the adult world.