The Family Greene
Title: The Family Greene
Author: Ann Rinaldi
HIST TEEN RINALDI
Infuriated by rumors that discredit her hard-working mother’s reputation as an entertainer of Valley Forge troops, Cornelia Greene is shocked to learn that she may not be biologically related to her adored father and makes unexpected discoveries while searching for answers.
Cornelia Greene is fed up with gossip about her mother. Caty Littlefield Greene was once a beautiful young bride who lifted the troops’ spirits at Valley Forge, but Cornelia knows that rumors of Caty’s past indiscretions hurt Nathanael Greene, Cornelia’s adored father. Yet Caty claims that she’s just a flirt, and that flirting is a female necessity—a woman’s only means of power.
Cornelia’s concern with her mother’s reputation abruptly fades to the background when she learns that Nathanael Greene may not be her father. As she searches for the truth, she makes unexpected discoveries that lead her to a new understanding of love and family.