Josefina Saves the Day
In this book Josefina and her family are awaiting the arrival of a wagon trade of traders from the U.S. They come to Santa Fe to do their buying and selling and it's a major event in the lives of the people of that time.
Josefina meets a friendly American scout who she quickly becomes friends with. It turns out he plays the violin and Josefina wants to trade him some blankets
she and the other girls made so that they could give the violin to Papa, who also wants to do some trading with the Americanos.
Then something happens that shatter's Josefina's faith in her new friend, Patrick, and it looks like he's cheated both her and Papa. She finds a paper from him, though, that can prove he's not cheating them if she is willing to make a nighttime trip to a nearby mission to find something he says he left for her.
It's about trust, or lack of it. An interesting story in the series. As always, there's a historical section to provide background information on the events in the book.
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