Hannah is by Kathryn Lasky. The first book in the Daughters of the Sea series. Hannah is an orphan in turn-of-the-century Boston. Upon being sent to the Mid West to find a position, she becomes deathly ill and is forced to return to Boston. She seems to have land-sickness instead of sea-sickness. She has this intense need to be near the sea. Hannah finds a position as a maid with a wealthy Boston family. When a painter comes to the house to paint a picture of the family's daughters, Hannah begins to discover a secret about herself. Girls with enjoy this book and look forward to others in the series.
Ratings: 7th grade - 8 out of 10.