The sixth book in the Doll Hospital series tells the dual stories of Charlotte--a doll owned by an orphan taken in by the Shakers in 1832, and modern-day sisters Rose and Lila.
Sisters Rose and Lila, ages 10 and 8, are spending the year with their grandmother (who runs a doll hospital) while their parents are working out of the country. Their grandmother has a special power to communicate with dolls, and to tell their stories.
In this book, the girls visit a Shaker village and their grandmother tells them the story of Charlotte, a doll owned by a girl named Daisy. In 1832, Daisy's family died in a cholera epidemic that hit New York. Daisy and Charlotte were sent to live with the Shakers, who often took in orphans, until Daisy was retrieved by an old family friend.