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*The Summer of Moonlight Secrets* by Danette Haworth- young readers fantasy book review
The Summer of Moonlight Secrets
by Danette Haworth
Ages 9-12 288 pages Walker Books May 2010 Hardcover    

Twelve-year-old Allie Jo Jackson likes living in the old Florida hotel known as the Meriwether. A tad rundown, the massive structure is a playground like no other and full of secrets, like the hidden staircase or the underground Prohibition-era speakeasy.

Allie Jo prides herself on knowing all the hotelís mysteries - until one moonlit night she spots a beautiful, shimmery girl surfacing from the springs before disappearing into the hotel. Knowing this girl is not a registered guest, Allie Jo and her newfound friend, Chase, make it their business to meet the enchanting Tara. But will Taraís secret lend to the mystery of the Meriwether or bring danger to its front door?

The Summer of Moonlight Secrets is a magical story full of charm with a bit of Old World legend tossed in. Caught between the age of innocence and looming adulthood, this is a delightful tale of that one summer never to be forgotten. Written by Danette Haworth, celebrated author of Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning, this is another exquisite summer read.
 


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