Hello and welcome back to TBR Spotlight, showcasing books on my shelves that I have shamelessly not read yet.
Today’s book is The Secret of Splint Hall by Katie Cotton.
1945. War has ended, but for sisters Flora and Isobel the struggles still continue. They’ve lost their father and had their home destroyed in a bombing raid, and now they must go to live with their aunt and her awful husband Mr Godfrey in their ancestral home, Splint Hall.
From the moment of their arrival it seems that this is a place shrouded in mysteries and secrets. Who are the strange men who arrive with packages at night? What is the source of the strange blue sparks coming from the ground? And why do the locals seem to hate their family so much? As the girls begin to unearth an ancient myth and family secret, the adventure of a lifetime begins.
Age Category: Middle Grade/KS2 (8-12)
Genre: Historical Fiction | Mystery | Fantasy
Date of Publication: 3rd March 2022
Format: Paperback | ARC
Length of time on my TBR: 1 year.
About the author:
Katie Cotton studied English Literature at Oxford University before becoming an author and editor of children’s books. Her books Counting Lions and The Road Home were both published internationally and received starred reviews in the US. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her hiking up a hill or eating cake.
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