Cabby Potts, Duchess of Dirt
The Little Press
2023 Kansas Notable Book- Kansas Center for the Book
Youth selection -Great Reads from Great Places- the Library of Congress
"A rousing read"-Kirkus Reviews
Housemaid? What a horrible word! Not that I'd ever actually seen a housemaid, but I could picture one: a meek, aproned, pale-faced girl who never saw the sun.
When her parents force her to work at grand Ashford Manor, 12-year-old Cabby Potts will do anything to escape, including playing matchmaker between her sister and the rich young lord of the manor. If it succeeds, her scheme will save her family's struggling homestead. If it fails . . .Can Cabby find the courage to stand up for her family, a Native American friend, and an entire community threatened by land-grabbers?
A historical middle-grade novel that drops you into 1870's Kansas, with humor, heart, and a dash of romance.