Fresh from Miss Hepplewhite's Young Ladies' Academy, sixteen-year-old Jane Peck has come to the unknown wilds of the Northwest to wed her true love, William Baldt, her idol from childhood. But her socially correct upbringing in straitlaced Philadelphia is hardly preparation for the colorful characters and crude life that await her in Shoalwater Bay in the Washington Territory. In a few short months, as she's waiting for her absent fiancé to return from an errand, Jane will have slept under a tent, befriended a gloriously beautiful Indian man named Handsome Jim, foraged for huckleberries, shared a cabin with a group of ill-assorted, flea-bitten men, and nearly drowned—all while completely unchaperoned! Thrown into the wild with only her wits to keep her safe, Jane learns not only to survive, but to thrive—and to discover for herself whether she is truly proper Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia, faultless young lady and fiancée, or Boston Jane, as the Chinook dub her, fearless and loyal woman of the frontier.
Original title: Boston Jane: An Adventure
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ United States and Canada→ Pioneers/westward Movement