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Too Many Secrets (Jennie McGrady Mysteries #1)

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Book 1 in the Jennie McGrady Mystery series. Jennie's summer seems perfect until her grandmother disappears with a million dollars in stolen diamonds. Thrilling intrigue for young adult readers.
Paperback, 172 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Bethany House Publishers
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Sep 22, 2014 Kathryn rated it liked it
Sept 2014 re-read, revised audiobook.
Loved this series when I read it 10 years ago. Holds up well.
Aug 20, 2016 Janelle rated it liked it
I haven't read any of these in ages, but I remember LOVING them in jr. high and high school
Jan 31, 2016 Carol rated it it was amazing
Jennie is trying to complete her schoolwork so she can spend her summer vacation with Gram. Aunt Kate arrived & asked about Gram. She hung her coat on Jennie's arms...did she look like a coat rack? Jennie's mom was finishing the cake for Jennie's little brother, Nick's, birthday celebration that night...she hadn't seen Gram either. Gram was late getting back & no one had heard from her, Kate was worried. Mom felt that the McGrady side of the family was eccentric. Kate liked artistic ...more
This whole series - packed with old-fashioned phrases and several noticeable slips in grammar - is so melodramatic it's almost laughable. And the stories become rather repetitive after a while (poor Jennie gets betrayed and subsequently held at gunpoint at least a dozen times), and they all wind up sounding pretty much the same. But i wouldn't say these books are terrible. They're actually not too bad if you try not to take them too seriously, and I do reread them from time to time.
Emily Shore
Aug 11, 2012 Emily Shore rated it really liked it
The first of 15 of the Jennie McGrady series which kept me company on long, lonely nights in high school. Nancy Drew on steroids (more involved) and with a deeper message. Perfect recommendation for any high school kids or even pre-teens. Jennie, an amateur sleuth, enjoys solving mysteries which spark to life all around her. And let's not forget the ongoing debate of whether her dad, missing in action for years, is really dead or alive!
Jun 25, 2013 Nattie rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book, but found some of it annoying. The way the mother insisted on trying to push her new boyfriend on Jennie was just, ugh! Heck, the mother had only known the guy two months herself.
I also found Jennie's relationship with Ryan to be annoying.
Douglas Wyndham
Sep 05, 2016 Douglas Wyndham rated it liked it
An interesting case of diamond theft and granny-knapping.
May 02, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: fun-reads
This story was about a teenage girl that has to deal with a possibly dead father, her mom's new boyfriend, and a missing Grandma. She makes some mistakes and takes some chances. The characters seem real and the story was easy to follow. I think I will pick up the next book in the series.
Feb 03, 2016 Hannah rated it liked it
I read these ages ago and really liked them. Whether or not that means they were well written, I have no idea.
Jan 23, 2011 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Read this when I was maybe 10-12 years old and remember loving it. I would recommend this for anyone around that age who loves mystery and suspense.
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Patricia H. Rushford, a long time author and speaker, has extensive experience in writing and has authored fifty books, both fiction and non-fiction with sales of over a million copies. In addition to having a nursing degree and masters in counseling, she is also an artist and quilter.

The Jennie McGrady Mysteries for young adults have sold well over 500,000 copies. Silent Witness won the Silver An
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