Beth's Story, 1914

Beth's Story, 1914

Adele Whitby

Historical / Historical Fiction / Mystery

Find out what secrets lurk within the walls of Chatswood Manor in this in this first book of a historical fiction mystery series that explores a family's secrets throughout generations. The Chatswood family tree has many branches—and even more secrets. It's the summer of 1914 in England, and Beth Etheridge, great-granddaughter of the original Elizabeth Chatswood, can't wait for her twelfth birthday to arrive. That's when she'll receive her family's heirloom "Elizabeth" necklace: one half of a heart encrusted with beautiful sapphires. (The companion necklace, encrusted with rubies, will be given to Beth's American cousin and pen pal, Kate, later in the series.) But when family from France visits Chatswood Manor for the occasion and another family heirloom goes missing, Beth finds herself on a quest to clear the name of her lady's maid and friend, Shannon. Her search for answers leads her to a hidden diary with clues to a much larger family mystery that dates back...
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Kate's Story, 1914

Kate's Story, 1914

Adele Whitby

Historical / Historical Fiction / Mystery

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.
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Katherine's Story, 1848

Katherine's Story, 1848

Adele Whitby

Historical / Historical Fiction / Mystery

Trouble is brewing at Vandermeer Manor and it is up to Katherine and Elizabeth to reveal the truth before it's too late in the fourth book of a fascinating historical fiction series.Twins Katherine and Elizabeth Chatswood are on their way to visit their distant relatives at Vandermeer Manor in Rhode Island. Wedding bells will soon be ringing for their father's cousin, John Vandermeer, in the most magnificent event on either side of the ocean since the twins' birthday ball a few months ago. John Vandermeer's fianceé is the famous writer, Anna DuMay. The girls are instantly struck by her kindness and independent nature. Anna is a woman at the forefront of the social changes beginning to take place in America and she has many friends who attended the Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention that summer. But then something very precious inside the manor gets vandalized, and the groom threatens to call the wedding off, believing that Anna might have...
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Elizabeth's Story, 1848

Elizabeth's Story, 1848

Adele Whitby

Historical / Historical Fiction / Mystery

Discover the chilling secrets surrounding Maggie O'Brien's disappearance from Chatswood Manor in the third book of an irresistibly entertaining historical fiction mystery series.Elizabeth and Katherine Chatswood are on the verge of turning twelve years old, which means that the grandest birthday ball in all of England is just a few weeks away! Chatswood Manor is bustling with activity, but in the midst of all the excitement, an Irish refugee named Sean O'Brien shows up in search of his long lost wife Maggie, who was employed at Chatswood Manor many years ago. Mr. O'Brien is turned away by Chatswood's stern butler, but not before Elizabeth and Katherine hear his story. Through Mr. O'Brien they also find out about the potato famine in Ireland, and are shocked and saddened to hear that so many people are suffering in a place that's not that far away. The twins vow to not only help Mr. O'Brien find Maggie, but also to somehow help the people of Ireland. But how...
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