The Adventures of Abigail Rose - Ida Patten's Antebellum Doll (Paperback)
A porcelain doll lost during a hurricane on a pre-Civil War sugar plantation, Abigail Rose, in her own words, describes life in 19th century Florida-through the long and worrisome War Between the States, frightening visits from enemy troops, near-misses with local Indians, and a chance encounter with a fugitive. The Adventures of Abigail Rose - Ida Patten's Antebellum Doll, as historical fiction, will entertain readers while candidly detailing but a brief moment in history. Intended for children ages 8 to 108, this book is a delightful read for the whole family. Additional materials include a detailed Epilogue, Glossary, Study Guide, and more. The proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward upkeep and restoration of the historic Patten House (built in 1895), on the Gamble Mansion property in Ellenton, Florida.
About the Author
Lela Rast Hartsaw is a historic preservationist, speaker and author. She lives in Bradenton, Florida with her husband and two children.