Now Available! Order Here

Beneath the Heart

It’s the Revolutionary War and Phoebe’s family farm has become the headquarters for the American army at the Saratoga battlefield. When a dying soldier begs Phoebe to deliver the cryptic message “beneath the heart” to his wife Lucy, and Phoebe’s mother dies in childbirth, Phoebe takes her infant sister on a dangerous wagon ride to safety. With skirmishes and soldiers from both sides of the battle all around her, Phoebe is determined to deliver the mysterious message and protect her new sister. Along the way she convinces British General Burgoyne to surrender, and discovers that a twelve-year-old girl in 1775 can have opinions and independence.

"A compelling story of daring, dedication, and sisterly bonds during the American Revolution."

Jen Petro-Roy author of Good Enough

image (2).png

Reviews:

Our household has been a fan of Ms. Carelli's since we read her first novel, Skylark and Wallcreeper. And Beneath the Heart doesn't disappoint. This is a fast-moving story that's a wonderful combination of history, friendship, and danger, based on actual historical events at the battle of Saratoga. If you've got kids at home studying American History and the Revolutionary War, this is perfect for them."

 

O'Brien Carelli has found a home in using fiction as a means to teach young readers about otherwise complex topics.  Her story has twists and turns that show even the youngest of girls can have influence and independence. Spotlight News

My students are learning about the Revolutionary War and they love this book! It really keeps their attention. Can't wait to tell them that the author is a descendant of the owners of land on the Saratoga Battlefield. 

 

Our household has been a fan of Ms. Carelli's since we read her first novel, Skylark and Wallcreeper. And Beneath the Heart doesn't disappoint. This is a fast-moving story that's a wonderful combination of history, friendship, and danger, based on actual historical events at the battle of Saratoga. If you've got kids at home studying American History and the Revolutionary War, this is perfect for them.