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It is my favorite day of the week….when B and I let you peek at our bookshelves and see what we are reading! This week, I am going to show you a book that has enthralled me for months! The Mystery of Black Hollow Lane, by Julia Nobel, is a very interesting mystery that takes place in England. It is the first book in a series, and the next book (The Mystery of White Stone Gate) came out just a few days ago!
The Mystery of Black Hollow lane is about 12-year-old Emmeline (“Emmy”), who loves to play soccer. When Emmy was three, her father mysteriously disappeared, so Emmy’s mom, a famous author and “child expert” raised her alone. Mom keeps transferring Emmy to different schools, but a boarding school - all the way on the other side of the ocean - might be the most drastic change yet. Quiet Emmy finds new friends, as well as a few enemies, within her first week at the boarding school. However, mysterious letters keep falling into her hands, and she starts seeing links to her father everywhere, like in her new school’s records and in conversations with the groundskeeper. Will Emmy’s investigations lead her and her friends into harm’s way? And will she find her father?
You’ll have to read this delightful, fresh book full of relatable school experiences, funny conversations, and narrow escapes to find out! This book is relatively face-paced, with true-to-life characters and lovely English dialogue. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do!
P.S. - Loved this book? Make sure to check out its incredible new sequel, The Mystery of White Stone Gate!