This new book is actually an 'old one' that has been reissued!
“Rosemary, Thora, and Jane lived at the end of the lane, one was thin, one was fat, and one was very plain.” This is how Ellie Haskell remembers her grandmother’s three childhood friends, known collectively as “the bridesmaids.” Ellie once asked her mother where the nickname came from and her mother replied, “It’s a long story, best forgotten.” After all, every family has its secrets.
Now, thirty years later, a letter from the bridesmaids arrives informing Ellie that her grandmother, Sophia, wishes to make contact. This might have been heartwarming news but for one small detail: Sophia is dead. Ellie sets out to visit the bridesmaids, expecting to set the record straight. What she gets is a life-changing journey into the unknown, from a séance and a hidden diary to a mysterious death that took place more than fifty years ago.
January is about new beginnings! Even though this is the 11th Ellie Haskell book, it seems like a new year book, as she finds out SO much about her family, that she had no idea about. Also she is more on her own, without her effervescent maid Molly, to help solve the mystery at hand, as if it was a new resolution. The combination if a breath of fresh air to the series, and one that will grab readers of the series and have them hungrily flipping pages. New readers will find the many tricks and turns of the village and the 'bridesmaids' a fun mystery romp, and the tale introduces Ellie to them in a wonderful way. If you love this series, don't miss this book. If you're new to it, don't pass it up!
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