The Secret Diary of Sarah Chamberlain

The Secret Diary of Sarah Chamberlain

Book - 2012
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In the year 2008, fifteen year-old Emily Grace (Em) discovers a secret hiding place under a wooden plank in the attic of an old house in Petersburg. It conceals a 150 year-old-diary belonging to Sarah Chamberlain, the previous owner of the house. Carefully turning to the last entry, Em's interest is piqued by the mention of missing confederate gold and a murder mystery. She slips the diary into the pocket of her capris. As she reads the diary, Em is touched by Sarah's deep love for her husband, Robert. Emotionally, Em's life is spinning out of control and the diary is a welcome distraction. Each day her faith slips further and further away as she blames God for the many trials and tribulations she has had to endure. After rereading the last page and Robert's senseless murder, she has one more reason to doubt God's love for his creation. Em slips the diary back in her pocket planning to return it to the attic before helping her mother clean the old house in Petersburg. While scrubbing black scuffmarks off the kitchen floor, Em has an emotional meltdown airing her list of grievances, including Robert's murder, before God. As she shouts that she doesn't believe he really exists, vertigo suddenly hits with a vengeance and she passes out. Regaining consciousness, Em is dumbfounded; the kitchen has been replaced by a nineteenth century parlor.
ISBN: 9780899577708
0899577709
Characteristics: 199 pages ;,22 cm.

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Tabaqui
Oct 18, 2016

I thought this book was cute, but some parts never really were satisfactorily explained. Such as . . . time travel. The crush she had on the new boy was innocent and cute. Not my favorite ever, but a nice story about putting your trust in God. I'd recommend this for girls.

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Bakergirl_13
Feb 03, 2016

This is a great book! I found it randomly while searching the library for something to read, and I'm glad I ran into it! I totally recommend.

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Tabaqui
Nov 22, 2016

Tabaqui thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 26, 2016

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Bakergirl_13
Mar 26, 2016

Caleb: Mom will flip if she sees you drinking from the carton like that.
Em: What, are you going to pour a glass?
Caleb: Heck, no!

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