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Whitby, Adele.
New York : Simon Spotlight, 2015
IL 3-6, RL 5.4
ISBN 1481427563
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Life in the 1930s was hard for many Americans.  The Great Depression found many people losing their jobs, their homes and their life savings.  For Kay, life was not as hard as for others but her life was certainly changed.  No longer did the family live in Vandermeer Manor surrounded by maids and servants.  They were now living in the groundskeeper cottage and worried about saving the manor.  But Kay was excited for a visit from her cousin Betsy and her Aunt Beth.  They lived in England at Chatwoods Manor and the economy hadn't affected them as badly as Kay's family.  The two girls had never met but had written many times.  Their mother's were close as children and they were all looking forward to the visit.  Making the best of a bad situation helps the girls become close friends and solving a mystery may just save the Manor.

SUBJECTS:     Depressions, 1929 -- Fiction.
                        Cousins -- Fiction.
                        Manors -- Fiction.

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