The Sherwood Ring

By Elizabeth Marie Pope,

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Book description

Newly orphaned Peggy Grahame is caught off-guard when she first arrives at her family’s ancestral estate. Her eccentric uncle Enos drives away her only new acquaintance, Pat, a handsome British scholar, then leaves Peggy to fend for herself. But she is not alone. The house is full of mysteries—and ghosts.…

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2 authors picked The Sherwood Ring as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This was a favorite of mine when I was about twelve, and probably should be considered a YA book. It’s a sweet and romantic tale with ghosts that are very real and fascinating historical details of the American Revolution.

I didn’t mind that each ghost told his or her story as if writing a novel—it worked. Charming rogue Peaceable Sherwood was a favorite character of mine as a child and was still very appealing to me when I reread it as an adult.

From Linda's list on good old-fashioned haunted house.

I loved this book when I was young. It’s an account of the American Revolution, as told to an orphaned young woman by four friendly ghosts. Don’t expect guts, gore, or death - but rather clever captures and near-captures, the solving of a mystery, and a bit of romancing across enemy lines.

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