In the book The Hidden Gold: A Marie-Grace Mystery (American Girl Mysteries) Marie-Grace can’t wait to begin her journey up the Mississippi River with her father. The steamboat they’re traveling on is the biggest and fanciest boat Marie-Grace has ever seen. It’s crowded with all sorts of interesting passengers, including Wilhelmina Newman, a girl her age.
Wilhelmina’s father was a prospector who discovered gold and was returning to the family so that they could build a new farm together, but before he could return, he fell ill. Wilhelmina had traveled to see her ill father, but before she could reach him, he died. Wilhelmina’s father has left her and her brothers enough gold to start the farm their family dreamed of and remain together as a family. The problem is, her father has hidden the gold so that it would be safe from thieves. Willhelmina’s father left her clues as to the location of the gold, but she isn’t sure what they mean, or even if they are clues, since all the clues are hidden in nursery rhymes.
Marie-Grace agrees to help Wilhelmina unravel the clues and search for the gold, but they’ll have to be quick, because someone else on the boat is looking for the hidden gold, too! Will Marie-Grace be able to help Wilhelmina solve the mystery before it’s too late?
Move over Nancy Drew, the American Girl mysteries have really captured the interest of today’s young ladies. My Granddaughter enjoyed the original American Girls book series about Marie-Grace, so she was looking forward to reading this book. I thought it was a good historical mystery and once again girl power saves the day.
It’s no mystery why I give the book The Hidden Gold: A Marie-Grace Mystery a definite four stars.
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