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Kate's Story, 1914
by Adele Whitby


Overview - There are more family secrets waiting to be discovered at Vandermeer Manor in America in the second book of a historical fiction mystery series.

It's the end of June in 1914, and Beth Etheridge is traveling from her home in England's Chatswood Manor all the way to America, to visit her cousin Kate at Vandermeer Manor in Rhode Island.  Read more...


 
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Overview
There are more family secrets waiting to be discovered at Vandermeer Manor in America in the second book of a historical fiction mystery series.

It's the end of June in 1914, and Beth Etheridge is traveling from her home in England's Chatswood Manor all the way to America, to visit her cousin Kate at Vandermeer Manor in Rhode Island. The girls are thrilled to be united, especially because Beth will be in attendance when Kate receives the heirloom "Katherine" necklace: one half of a heart encrusted with gorgeous rubies. It's the companion to Beth's "Elizabeth" necklace. But the trip is cut short when news arrives of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. With talk of war on the horizon, Beth is ordered to return home, but Kate knows the perfect hiding place to help her stay. A wing of Vandermeer Manor is rumored to be haunted, and as the girls explore, they find a different kind of ghost--and a new trove of family secrets.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781481406345
  • ISBN-10: 1481406345
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publish Date: June 2014
  • Page Count: 148
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds

Series: Secrets of the Manor #1

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-04-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

Set in 1914 in a Downton Abbey–like estate, this first book in the Secrets of the Manor series covers the upstairs goings-on of a titled British family while giving insight to life among the help, as well. Beth can’t wait for her 12th birthday, when she will have a grand party and receive a family heirloom necklace. Her lady’s maid has quit, and Beth has her replaced with young housemaid Shannon, which causes resentment from the other housemaids. Meanwhile, a locket goes missing, and Shannon appears guilty; Beth investigates to find the real culprit and save her friend. Whitby peppers this lively story with engaging details about the estate, including a hidden tunnel that reveals a former governess’s long-lost diary whose pages appear throughout the story and help Beth solve the mystery. Beth’s lavish lifestyle and intriguing family history are also covered thoroughly, offering seeds for future books (Kate’s Story, 1914 is available simultaneously, and a pair of books set in 1848 are due later this year). Despite her privilege, Beth is down-to-earth and relatable, and she will have readers on her side from the start. Ages 8–12. (June)

 
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