(From the publisher):
Sequel to The Ornament Tree
"Promise you won't tell the others until I'm ready for them to know," Bonnie said urgently as she was getting ready to leave for college. And so now Clare has been charges with keeping her cousin's dangerous secret from the loving, unconventional family who lives in the big, old Seattle boarding house.
But Bonnie's secret is not all that concerns Clare. While letters bring word of her cousin's determined pursuit of a medical career, Clare wonders about her own future. She does not have Bonnie's fierce ambition, and she loves man she believes loves someone else. Sometimes it seems that everyone takes her for granted and sometimes she's not really sure what she herself wants. But when Clare finds an abused child and his dog, their perilous world shows her where she is needed, and a mysterious young man shows her where she is wanted.
Original title: The Tree of Bells
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada