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Shadows of the Past (Secrets of the Blue Hill Library)
Shadows of the Past - Secrets of the Blue Hill Library Author:Emily Thomas Secrets of the Blue Hill Library — While cataloging books at the library, Anne stumbles on an old, yellowed map of Pennsylvania tucked inside the pages of a historical book from Aunt Edie's private collection. When Anne studies the map, she sees markings that hint at its use by Lewis and Clark! Could it really be authentic? And if it is, how did... more » Aunt Edie come to possess a map that had been stolen from the now-defunct Blue Hill Historical Society one hundred years ago?
Meanwhile, Anne's son, Ben, starts disappearing for long periods of time, though he's always close by and comes home when she calls. His furtive, increasingly strange behavior and - stranger still for a nine-year-old boy-frequent showering make Anne wonder what secrets her son is hiding from her.
Welcome to Blue Hill, Pennsylvania, a place of rolling hills and charming Victorian homes. A place where neighbors greet neighbors with a welcoming wave and strangers become friends. Here, a gorgeous old house bequeathed by a beloved great-aunt becomes both a library and a home to young widow Anne Gibson and her two lively children. Here, where history and mystery, past and present come together, Anne must use her clever mind and flair for research to uncover the Secrets of the Blue Hill Library.« less