Title: Mrs. Murray's Hidden Treasure: A Piccadilly Street Series Book 2
Author: Emily-Jane Hills Orford
Genre: Fantasy, Fantasy Adventure, Middle Grade
There is a hidden treasure in the grand old mansion on Piccadilly Street, in a place called London, but not the real London of English fame. There’s also a lot of mystery and a murder that’s been unsolved for decades. But it’s the treasure that captures Mary’s interest. Mary lives in this house along with her family, her Brownie friends and a ghost. When the ghost reveals her secret about the hidden treasure, there’s no stopping Mary, her Brownie friends, or her enemies from searching for this treasure. Why the intrigue? Apparently, there’s a little bit of magic connected to this treasure. And so, the adventure begins. Who will find the treasure first?
This book is the epitome of adventure for the young reader. Almost from the word go, this sequel takes off back into the world of ghosts and magic. Mary is faced with daily challenges that only can be overcome with her faith in family and the magical life she leads. The reader is buffeted from one threat to Mary to another but Mary never gives up.
Written in a way to instill faith in young readers, this book illustrates clearly that no matter how bad off the situation, if you keep battling, you can overcome. Mary is knocked down but never out. With the superb addition of her friend and protector, Rosie, this duo ensure Good will triumph. A terrific read that will appeal to the huge worldwide audience who loves Harry Potter.
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in the hopes I’d review it.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Emily-Jane Hills Orford is an award-winning author of several books, including Gerlinda (CFA 2016) which received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, To Be a Duke (CFA 2014) which was named Finalist and Silver Medallist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. She writes about the extra-ordinary in life and her books, short stories, and articles are receiving considerable attention. For more information on the author, check out her website at: http://emilyjanebooks.ca
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Reviewed by: Mr. N