ELBOW HOUSE by Julia M.H. Carson


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A familiar enough general pattern with some new twists and turns -- well written. The old family homestead has to be sold; there is a legend about buried treasure which the very modern younger generation discount completely until a stranger, posing as an antiquarian, gets unduly interested in purchasing the place. Eventually, the treasure is found and the home is saved. So much for the routine. But the original aspects of the story give it its claim to recognition, for Penelope Wainright is a live personality, and her youthful endeavors to do her bit towards saving the situation gives a practical touch to what might be considered just another mystery story about treasure and an old house. There's enough of romance too for the early teens.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1941
Publisher: Longmans, Green