The Caged Graves by Dianne K. Salerni
17-year-old Verity Boone expects a warm homecoming when she returns to Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867, pledged to marry a man she has never met. Instead, she finds a father she barely knows and a future husband with whom she apparently has nothing in common. One truly horrifying surprise awaits her: the graves of her mother and aunt are enclosed in iron cages outside the local cemetery. Nobody in town will explain why, but Verity hears rumors of buried treasure and witchcraft. Perhaps the cages were built to keep gravediggers out . . . or to keep the women in. Determined to understand, Verity finds herself in a life-and-death struggle with people she trusted.
Inspired by a pair of real caged graves in present-day Catawissa, this historical YA novel weaves mystery, romance, and action into a suspenseful drama with human greed and passion at its core.
Release date: May 14, 2013 (Clarion Books)
Eeee this sounds fantastic and creepy and mysterious and lovely! I adore historical fiction, especially when they have an added creepiness factor like this one does. I can't wait to see where Dianne goes with this book and I will definitely have to be looking up more about these graves while waiting for this to be released!
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