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Discover the chilling secrets surrounding Maggie O'Brien's disappearance from Chatswood Manor in the third book of an irresistibly entertaining historical fiction mystery series. Elizabeth and Katherine Chatswood are on the verge of turning twelve years old, which means that the grandest birthday ball in all of England is just a few weeks away! Chatswood Manor is bustlingDiscover the chilling secrets surrounding Maggie O'Brien's disappearance from Chatswood Manor in the third book of an irresistibly entertaining historical fiction mystery series. Elizabeth and Katherine Chatswood are on the verge of turning twelve years old, which means that the grandest birthday ball in all of England is just a few weeks away! Chatswood Manor is bustling with activity, but in the midst of all the excitement, an Irish refugee named Sean O'Brien shows up in search of his long lost wife Maggie, who was employed at Chatswood Manor many years ago. Mr. O'Brien is turned away by Chatswood's stern butler, but not before Elizabeth and Katherine hear his story. Through Mr. O'Brien they also find out about the potato famine in Ireland, and are shocked and saddened to hear that so many people are suffering in a place that's not that far away. The twins vow to not only help Mr. O'Brien find Maggie, but also to somehow help the people of Ireland. But how are two young girls in a manor home in England going to help starving people in Ireland? After their papa tells them it's not their problem to worry about fixing, they have no choice but to come up with a very ambitious--and very top secret--plan. Meanwhile, as they investigate Maggie's disappearance, they uncover some startling clues, which lead them to discover even deeper mysteries hidden within Chatswood Manor....

Title : Elizabeth's Story, 1848
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ISBN : 9781481418409
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 146 Pages
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Elizabeth's Story, 1848 Reviews

  • Elizabeth ♛Smart Girls Love Trashy Books♛
    2018-10-07 05:51

    -POTENTIAL SPOILERS- This was really cute! Ignoring the obvious namesake implications, I really enjoyed reading about how this family got started. I liked how Elizabeth was really headstrong and courageous, yet was still kind, like when she decided to send her food to a poor Irish family. However, unlike in the first two books, I was unable to guess the outcome of the mystery, which I liked, and there weren't really very many descriptions of Victorian life. They're mainly inside their manor, which is a shame. The book also doesn't really describe how their colors got switched and how nobody could tell them apart. All we see is people unable to tell them apart because they jokingly switch places, but that doesn't explain how the necklaces got switched. I liked reading this cute story!

  • Dana
    2018-09-29 03:52

    I am happily keeping up with this series and checking out Katherine's story tonight. I like the simplicity of the story and mystery and think that it is a very good introduction to historical fiction for younger readers. There is talk of balls and gowns but also sneaking about with secret tunnels and old mysteries to solve. The plot is easy enough to figure out and the mysteries obvious to an adult but I think children will be pleasantly surprised and may not see everything that's coming so easily.

  • Leona Ruth
    2018-09-20 05:57

    Miss Whitby is one of my favorite authors, because she wrote this series. :) The only thing I did not like about this series is that it does have some romance in it, but nothing inappropriate. I love how Miss Whitby combines history and mystery! A wonderful book.

  • 소피아
    2018-09-30 06:35

    Lovely.:) Hope more books from this author. I can't wait!!!

  • Story_Girl
    2018-09-25 01:56

    Book Three in the Secrets of the Manor series follows the story of the original Elizabeth and Katherine (from Elizabeth's point of view), the grandmother's of the Beth and Kate we met in books one and two. It is set when the Elizabeth and Katherine turn twelve (just after losing their mother) in 1848, growing up as the daughters of a Lord in England.We also meet their Ladies Maid who played an important part in the earlier books and discover more about the over-all mystery of the series. The mystery of this particular book centers around a Sean O'Brian who is looking for his wife, who he had to leave behind 20 years ago when he sort work in India. When he returned he could find no trace of her. But the last he knew of her, she was working at the Chatswood Manor as a maid. Elizabeth and Katherine are determined to help him, even when everyone else assumes he is some kind of con man. While they are at it they learn about people starving in Ireland and decided to try and help. Reading about their well meant but un-thought-out attempt at charity was endearing. Although I am getting a little tired of everyone assuming there are ghosts everywhere. Kids these days generally know that ghost don't exist, and it is such a cliche thing to use a mystery book.But overall, I still think this is a great series for girls 8-14.

  • Kaitlin Harrington
    2018-09-21 06:34

    Loved it

  • Dawn Teresa
    2018-10-14 04:40

    Originally published on my blog, ReadLove.The year is 1848 and twin sisters Elizabeth and Katherine are looking forward to a grand birthday ball. Everyone is going to be there! They’ve even invited the Queen (sadly, Queen Victoria is unable to attend as she has recently given birth to Princess Louise).This third book in the Secrets of the Manor series transports us back in time to where the Chatswood family secrets began. Elizabeth and Katherine are the great-grandmothers of Beth and Kate from books 1 and 2. It’s interesting to watch the birth of this tale, and book 3 could easily serve as an entry point to the series. Though, if you then went backwards to the first pair of books, you’d spoil the secrets held therein. That said, I’d recommend starting at the beginning – which is, interestingly enough, the middle of the timeline (books 5 and 6 jump ahead to 1934).Elizabeth and Katherine aren’t altogether very different from their future great-granddaughters. Though the novel’s brevity prevents in-depth character development, the two sisters are drawn precisely enough that the reader can separate one from the other. As in prior installments, our protagonists are at the center of some upstairs/downstairs drama. This time, the headstrong Elizabeth and her graceful other half Katherine are swept into a 20 year-old mystery surrounding an Irishman who has traveled to Chatswood Manor looking for his wife. Against the wishes of the butler, Mr. Fellows, the girls are determined to help the stranger. The twins’ heartstrings are tugged by the mysterious man, especially as they’ve recently learned of the devastating effects of the Irish Potato Famine.Whitby has successfully penned another pleasing period drama. Though careful, clever readers may guess where the signs are pointing, the author steers her ship with dexterity, maintaining the reader’s interest and emotional investment throughout. With Elizabeth’s Story, 1848, Whitby once more tells a satisfying complete tale. However, at story’s end, I’m again ready and willing to jump into the next installment to follow the progression of the larger story arc.Verdict: 4 of 5 Hearts. Sentimental Period Drama For Tweens. Elizabeth’s Story, 1848 affords a glimpse into the lives of sisters Elizabeth and Katherine Chatswood. As readers get to know these twins, they’ll learn about the importance of family, witness an unbreakable bond of sisterhood, and discover the origins of the secrets of Chatswood Manor.

  • Becky Keir Grace
    2018-09-29 04:48

    Elizabeth and her twin sister, Katherine are about to turn 12, and the whole manor is getting ready to celebrate. The girls are planning their gowns, hair and which flowers are to be arranged. While preparing for the celebration, a man from Ireland shows up looking for her long lost wife who he claims worked at the manor around twenty years ago. The man is told to leave, but the girls want to help him find his wife! They begin to search for clues to the secret of the mysterious Maggie O'Brien.This series is fun to read and a great way to introduce young readers to historical fiction. Elizabeth is full of energy and spunk. She and her family have not lacked for food and clothing, but she and her sister are compassionate when they learn about what is happening in Ireland and wish to help them by sending food. I enjoyed reading about the twins after getting an introduction to their story in the books of Beth and Kate. Elizabeth is the leader of the twins, dragging Katherine with her on her adventures. The two are incredibly close and very few people are able to tell them apart. Their mother, who has passed just before this story begins, was the only one that could tell them apart at a quick glance. I love how this is beginning to set up for what the big mystery of the series is about. I think children may be able to piece together much of the story by all the clues dropped, but it is a lot of fun to read!

  • Chloe (aka Crystal)
    2018-10-10 07:50

    A cute book. Just had minor "romance" in this. (And by that, I mean making eyes at each other, etc. Not overly inappropriate, depending on your point of view.) The ending was honestly predictable, but I'm certain that this book was aimed at a younger audience. Overall, five stars!

  • Colleen
    2018-09-20 01:39

    Cute books. My girls (age 7 and 9)love the mystery.

  • CocoaBean
    2018-09-27 02:39

    It was amazing!!!! Lots of mysteries to be unraveled. Love the whole series. It's a must to read. It is one of my favorite series. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.