Twice Betrayed brings Colonial Philadelphia to life with Krause's masterful sensory drescriptions and heart-stopping scenes. Each page propels the reader forward as they follow thirteen-year-old Perdy Rogers on her passionate and dangerous journey. - Angie C.
In her second novel, Twice Betrayed, Gayle C. Krause delivers another strong female heroine. Perdy (Prudence) Rogers sweeps the reader away into the turbulent times of our nation's birth. This isn't a dull history lesson. Persy is a flesh and blood thirteen year old, who struggles to gain her own independence at the same time the colonies are. But freedom always has a price. Perdy and her friends become ensnared in a tangle of lies and British spies. - Roxanne W.
This new middle grade novel from Gayle C. Krause is a page-turner! Filled with mystery, action, strong female characters, and a whirlwind of deception. Twice Betrayed brings Colonial Philadelphia to life from the perspective of a thirteenyear old apprentice, Perdy (Prudence) Rogers. Young readers, even those who are reluctant to try historical fiction, will find themselves pulled into Perdy's adventure, and they'll relate to her quest for independence. Never a dull moment! - Julie G.
With the spark of independence crackling in Colonial Philadelphia, Perdy Rogers chafes under the strict rule of her Quaker grandmother and the endless duties of her apprenticeship in Betsy Ross’s upholstery shop. So when her best friend shares a secret and invites Perdy to help plan an elopement, she’s thrilled to be with her friends again. But Perdy has no idea that one favor will unravel the stable fabric of her life and involve her in a tangled web of deceit, lies and treachery.
Disguised as boys, three girls head to the river to put Perdy’s plan into action, but only two return. When the third, a young milliner’s assistant, is found drowned with gold coins sewn into her hems, coded spy letters in her bodice, and a journal implicating another sewing apprentice as her co-conspirator, all eyes turn to Perdy Rogers. But she’s no spy!
Accused of treason, she struggles to prove her innocence with the help of a handsome stranger and learns the hard way that freedom, whether an individual’s or a country’s, comes at a cost.