I was really sad to hear that American Girl is retiring their 1812 historical girl, Caroline Abbott, in order to make room for new historical characters coming soon. My daughter listened to the American Girl books, but she didn't get interested in the dolls until Caroline came out. She almost chose Caroline as her first AG doll but decided to go with modern girl Saige instead. Now it looks like we probably won't add Caroline to our home, but we did invite her (along with her owner and another Saige doll) to a tea party about a year ago. Doesn't she look so cute with Saige?