The Boarding House

The lives of eleven-year-old Emmie Hynes and her twelve-year-old brother, Conrad are changed forever when a tragic mining accident kills their beloved Papa. Forced to bid a numb farewell to their home and friends in Butte, Montana, they move with their mama into a dilapidated boarding house in Philipsburg, a small town across the mountains. More

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About Marcia Melton

Marcia Melton is a librarian and a former teacher. The history of her family in Montana echoes back to the 1880s. She lives and writes in Arizona and Montana. She has published two historical novels for middle-grade children through Raven Publishing, Inc. The Boarding House is set in 1914 in Butte and Philipsburg, MT. Joe Henry's Journey is set in 1862 and heralds the journey of a young boy and his pa up the Missouri River to Fort Benton, and overland to the gold fields at Bannack, a year before Montana officially became a territory. She has written a sequel, slated to be publishing in 2017, called Joe Henry's Return: Territory Times.

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