Boston Jane: An Adventure
By Jennifer L. Holm
Our Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐(4 out of 5 stars)
Reviewed by: Lana Smith
Jane was the biggest tomboy you could ever meet until some teasing and a crush sent her to an all girls school to reform her ways and she is transformed into the perfect lady.
We find ourselves following along with the main character, Jane, as she lives with her widowed father, who is a doctor, in 1855. Her father values people speaking their mind and working hard and is raising his daughter to do the same. However, when Jane gets teased by some older girls when she is eleven and her father’s apprentice encourages her to become a lady, Jane sets out to do just that and ends up being the most perfect lady you can find in Philadelphia society. Jane ends up falling in love with the apprentice who leaves to explore the Pacific Northwest and writes back asking Jane to come out and join him and be his wife at only sixteen. Jane embarks on the journey to join him even when her father tries to persuade her not to go. Once she lands in this new land she soon discovers that her fiancé isn’t there and won’t be returning for a month or more. Jane must live with strangers as she tries to discover her true identity and strength in this new frontier and finds out along the way that sometimes being the perfect lady isn’t what is needed to survive and be happy.
If you like this book make sure to read the whole trilogy that follows Jane on even more adventures.
I would recommend this book to anyone that likes historical fiction with adventure and humor.