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Mrs. Murray's Hidden Treasure (The Piccadilly Street Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- Print Length : 122 pages
- File Size : 509 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC (May 5, 2019)
- ASIN : B07RHQ4QCN
- Publication Date : May 5, 2019
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,427,331 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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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
This is an adorable middle-grade fantasy that I quite enjoyed reading. It’s second in a series, and not having read the first one, I can’t speak to how it follows. On its own, it holds up well. There was enough backstory for me to get a feel for what came before. There were a few places where I was confused, but they didn’t last long.
My favorite part of this book is the house. It’s clear from the author’s bio and notes in the book that the house is important and based on somewhere she actually lived. As a result, it feels so real on the page. Hidden passages, ghosts, mystical creatures—I’m hooked. This is the kind of setting I wish I could just explore on my own time.
The conflict was tense, and the villain was the kind worth disliking. It’s always interesting when the bad guy torments the good guys by being in a position of authority away from magic. Watching Mary and her friends try to wage a battle against someone in a situation where they couldn’t reveal their secrets was great. When that battle moved to the magical realm, everything came to a crash. It was built up well.
The characters felt real for the most part. Mary is a protagonist worth cheering for, and her friends are wonderful. I felt a little disconnect between the modern setting and the almost historical personalities of some characters. It worked for the creatures, but even Mary’s parents seemed a bit historical. Otherwise, this was a gem of a read that I recommend for the young and young at heart.
I noticed this is Book 2 of a series titled Piccadilly Street and have not read Book 1. It seems to me this book can be read as a stand alone just fine although it was enough fun that I would like to read the first book.
Emily-Jane Hills Orford has many books published. This series is for the middle grade reader. All the author’s books seem to have good reviews.
This was my first read by this author. I was not sure that I would be able to keep up with the story as it was the second one in the series. However, the author did a good job of providing enough of a recap that I don't feel I missed anything. I liked that the author took great care in pulling me in as a reader, even though, this is a "middle school" fantasy read. I wondered was this her house growing up that was used as the homestead in the story. She described it with such vivid detail that it almost felt like a character of its own. I also found Mary to be as likable as the villain. ( I know. I know, but I love a good villain).
I think pre-teens are going to enjoy the supernatural elements, coupled with the mystery and the battle between good and evil. I would absolutely recommend this read.
Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
Come join Mary and her friends on their treasure hunting escapade. Mary and her friends will take you on a wonderful adventure throughout the story with lots of action and twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages. Mrs. Murray’s Hidden Treasure is a book for all ages to enjoy.
I recommend Mrs. Murry’s Hidden Treasure to all fans of ghost and treasure hunting stories.
The second book in its series, it does not disappoint. All the favorite characters are back plus a few new ones. Yes, the dragons are back too! There’s even more adventure in this second book than in the first. My only disappointment was I felt the author went overboard with repeating things in the first book. While I know some repetition is necessary to enable it to be a stand alone book, excessive repetition is disheartening to those who read the first one. I plan to read both of these books with my granddaughter this summer.