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The Sign of the Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene
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Jul 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: book-series, detective-fiction, mystery-fiction, young-adult
Read on May 28, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1

During a storm, Nancy, Bess and George seek shelter at an old tea room. While there, they meet a one hundred year old man named Asa Sidney, as well as an orphaned girl and her dishonest guardians. This launches Nancy into the middle of an old family feud between Asa Sidney's relatives and the relatives of his deceased wife, who happens to have been the sister of Bess and George's great-grandfather.

Nancy's involvement in the feud ultimately costs her her friendship with Bess and George. Nancy has a lot of work to do as she tries to end the long-standing feud, repair her friendship with Bess and George, discover the parentage of the orphaned girl and prevent the girl's guardians from stealing the fortune that Asa Sidney has amassed. There really isn't much of a mystery to this book; however, the story more than makes up for that.

Like all of the other books in the series, it features unscrupulous people up to something dishonest and Nancy's usual desire to help someone in need, but this time she is affected personally because of the loss of her friends.

Plus, I love the old fashioned clothing, sayings and settings much more than the yellow spine books of today that are so condensed they read all the same. The old style books are written with quality in mind and evoke a different period in American history.

Book Details:

Title The Sign of the Twisted Candles (Nancy Drew, #9)
Author Carolyn Keene
Reviewed By Purplycookie

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