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Indentured servant Patience Martin lives a hard life in 1721 Boston, but things get even harder when her demanding employer is found dead—in a bedroom locked from the inside. Powerful townsmen accuse Patience’s friend, Moll Bacon, of being a witch and the murderer, but with her own future in jeopardy, Patience doesn’t know how she can help prove Moll’s innocence—until she finds a new friend. Ben Franklin is a clever young printer’s apprentice with a fondness for wise aphorisms. Ben risks his own skin to protect Patience, and his cunning and ingenuity are a perfect match for her courage and determination. But will their friendship and teamwork be enough to solve the mystery, clear Moll, and free Patience from a harsh life of servitude?
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on October 5, 2010 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1416997601
ISBN-13: 9781416997603
4 Book Reviews
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  • swimmerlife353
    swimmerlife353Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 6:55 am
    awesome!!! great story, easy to imagine, strange in good ways
    • pickerr
      pickerrFriday, March 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm
      real, or historical fiction?
      • rader5
        rader5Friday, March 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm55 stars
        I love this book because it is filled with the magic of mystery. This boy Ben Franklin is a hero who saves a girl named Patience Martin. She is an indentured servant . Ben Franklin helps her by finding what killed her boss. You will find out in the book. I hope you can read this book really soon.
        • broekheart
          broekheartMonday, March 12, 2012 at 10:54 am22 stars
          (I didn't finish this book) Although the title suggests Benjamin Franklin is the main character, the story follows a young girl named Patience. When her master dies, Patience runs away and tries find the culprit. I think many people may enjoy this book.