A Man of His Word - Annie's Attic, Bk 15 Author:Karen Kelly For Annie Dawson, the discovery of an old Bible in the attic of her home is a link to family she really never knew. But now -- standing in front of Ron Atwater, a cousin several times removed -- Annie wonders if her newfound relationship if about to turn very bad. — Family is of utmost importance to Annie. Her life in Stony Point, Maine, ties her... more » indelibly to her beloved grandparents, Charles and Betsy Holden, and her many childhood visits to their home, Grey Gables. Annie inherited Grey Gables after Betsy's death, and she has spent countless hours repairing the old home while seeking the answers to mysteries long buried in the attic.
But the Bible of William Holden -- Charles's uncle and a Superior Court judge -- harbors a dark secret that Annie's cousin now seems intent to keep."You can choose your friends, but not your family." Annie is struck with the truth of that old adage as Ron Atwater glowers at her across the room. In fact, it has been her friends, not her long-lost family, who have helped her thus far in solving the mystery of the Bible from the attic.
Her best friend, Alice MacFarlane, and the rest of the members of the Hook and Needle Club have gone mystery chasing with Annie many times in the past. But the thread of clues from William Holden's Bible keep leading back to a horrible crime and call into question the judge's actions on the bench. What guilt did William apparently carry with him to the grave? Is there a way to reconcile the matter many decades later?
Join Annie and her Hook and Needle Club friends as they read between the scriptural lines in this latest mystery. Will the clues lead Annie to a greater understanding of her family? Or will they instead drive a permanent wedge between them all?« less