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Mary MacDonald is a young girl who lives with her family in Albany, New York. But in 1783, after the American Revolution, the family is forced to leave their home just because they supported the British in the war. They decide to head for Quebec, in British Canada. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and the family faces many hardships along the way. Their troubles do not end when they reach their new home and must build a new life in the wilderness from almost nothing. Mary describes her life in her diary as she makes new friends, finds romance, and suffers through hardship and tragedy. This book is one of my favorites in the Dear Canada series. As an American, I also found it interesting to read about the other side in the Revolutionary War. Most of the Loyalists were just ordinary families who happened to support the side that lost, and as a result their lives were turned upside down. Mary was a sympathetic character who came alive in her diary, just an ordinary girl whose family happened to be on the "wrong side." I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy historical diary fiction.