Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This is a must read for children, full of mystery that will keep them entertained though the whole story!
Elizabeth Somer lives with her aunt and uncle because her parents passed away. They are by no means a wealthy family and Elizabeth has a feeling that her aunt and uncle really don’t like her. Until one day out of the blue, her aunt and uncle receive money and instructions to take a vacation by themselves while sending Elizabeth off to a hotel called Winterhouse over Christmas break. Elizabeth has no idea who sent them the money, which is where her mysterious journey to Winterhouse begins…..
Upon her arrival, Elizabeth is mesmerized at the charms Winterhouse seems to offer, which I won’t delve into because you must read the story to find out all of it’s magical amenities! She meets a boy her age, whose parents also sent him to Winterhouse for Christmas and they quickly become friends.
Elizabeth loves to read and to her excitement, there is a vast library at Winterhouse several stories tall. While browsing one day she happens upon a magical book of puzzles that unlocks a mystery involving the Hotel’s owner and his family’s secrets. Elizabeth quickly realizes that something is happening to her and somehow she is connected Winterhouse, but how?Elizabeth is the only one who can solve the mystery of the strange things that begin to unravel during her stay at Winterhouse……
This story is full of mystery and adventure, a great book for young readers with beautiful writing combined with illustrations that make you feel like you are right next to Elizabeth solving the mystery!
Published January 2nd 2018 by Henry Holt and Co.