Title: Mrs. Murray’s Home: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 3
Author: Emily-Jane Hills Orford
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Home is where the heart is, or so they say. It’s also been said that a home is a person’s castle. But home is also with family and friends. Mrs. Murray longs for home, the family home, a castle an ocean away. The Brownies also crave for home, the same castle Mrs. Murray considers home. And Granny? Mary’s Granny hasn’t been home since she was Mary’s age. It’s time to visit the homeland, Scotland. Mary’s excited to tag along with Granny, Mrs. Murray and the Brownies. And then there’s the witch. The one they thought they’d killed. And the treasure. The one they had found. And it all ties together, for better or for worse. Join the adventure in book 3 of the popular “Piccadilly Street Series”.
Another great adventure awaits Mary, her favorite ghost Mrs. Murray and her Brownie friends when they head back 'home' to Scotland. If you enjoyed the first two parts of this book series, you will simply love this book!
In fact, the first half of the book will resonate with every young reader who simply likes the idea of the adventure a trip brings. The second half pits Mary again against her mightiest foe and the resulting action will keep every reader on the edge of their seat. Mary can't be undone as there is nothing evil or mean she hasn't already seen. The idiom of family first is really key and helps tell this story.
Personally, I have never been a fan of a Big Bad who lasts more than one movie/book/tv series season. Others seem to relish that premise as it keeps popping up over and over.
A fun book for the adventurer in everyone.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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An avid gardener, artist, musician and writer, Emily-Jane Hills Orford has fond memories and lots of stories that evolved from a childhood growing up in a haunted Victorian mansion. Told she had a ‘vivid imagination’, the author used this talent to create stories in her head, allowing her imagination to lead her into a different world, one of her own making. As the author grew up, these stories, imaginings and fantasies took to the written form and, over the years, she developed a reputation for telling a good story. Emily-Jane can now boast that she is an award-winning author of several books, including Mrs. Murray’s Ghost: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 1 (Telltale Publishing 2018) which was named finalist in the 2019 N.N. Light Book Awards, Mrs. Murray’s Hidden Treasure: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 2 (Telltale Publishing 2019), Mrs. Murray’s Home: The Piccadilly Street Series Book 3 (Telltale Publishing 2020), Queen Mary’s Daughter (Clean Reads 2018) which won the 2019 N.N. Light Book Awards, King Henry’s Choice (Clean Reads 2019), and several other books. A retired teacher of music and creative writing, she writes about the extra-ordinary in life and the fantasies of dreams combined with memories. For more information on the author, check out her website at: http://emilyjanebooks.ca
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Reviewed by: Mr. N