Last night I started reading The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni and, this morning, thanks to a 2-hour school delay (more snow, like we need that!), I’ve had extra time to read a little more.
In 1867, seventeen-year-old Verity Boone returns to her home in Catawissa, Pennsylvania. After Verity’s mother died fifteen years earlier, Verity was sent to live with her cousins in Worcester, Massachusetts. Now she’s come home to a father she hardly knows and to marry Nate McClure, a boy she’s never met.
On her first day in Catawissa, Verity discovers two caged graves, outside the church cemetery. She’s shocked to see that they are the graves of her mother and her aunt who died on the same day. What is the story of these graves? Why are they outside the cemetery, in unblessed ground? Are the cages protecting the graves or is there something else going on?
I’m looking forward to knowing more!