When eight-year-old Nancy leaves her bustling family in Virginia to summer with her dreamy Aunt Alicia on the California...

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THE SECRET OF SMUGGLERS COVE

When eight-year-old Nancy leaves her bustling family in Virginia to summer with her dreamy Aunt Alicia on the California coast, she cannot imagine that she will become involved in a Maffia plot. It is her childish appetite which brings her to the roadside restaurant owned by two Italians who would like to forget that their uncle once led a powerful Chicago gang. And from that moment on, Nancy's idyllic vacation takes on ominous overtones, which are ultimately expelled through her courage, common sense, and sympathy. A not very convincing plot, but redeemed somewhat by Margaret Leighton's skill in getting inside her heroine and her facility for describing locale in an evocative fashion.

Pub Date: Feb. 4, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Farrar, Straus-Ariel

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1958