In this sequel to Newbery-Honor-winning Hattie Big Sky, Hattie Brooks has left Montana and now sets off to San Francisco to uncover the secret of her uncle’s scoundrel past and turn the love of writing she found crafting homesteader articles for her hometown newspaper into a career as a reporter. As with Hattie Big Sky, this historical young adult novel immerses readers in its setting, this time in the world of 1919 San Francisco. Well-researched details make the setting come to life, though readers who first fell in love with Hattie’s Montana homestead will find a very different setting portrayed here. Despite this major shift in setting, Hattie’s strong voice remains the same, and readers will find the same determined, hard-working young woman within these pages. Readers will also learn what happens between Hattie and Charlie. For readers who are anxious to discover what happens to Hattie Brooks after leaving Montana, this book is a must read.