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The Chinese Chest
     

The Chinese Chest

by Theresa Jenner Garrido
 
Babysitting four-year-old Cassie Lord will be a piece of cake, as far as Lisa Kingsley is concerned. The little girl doesn't do much except stare out the window, seemingly lost in another place and time. The money is good--really good--and Lisa needs a dress for the harvest dance, Christmas presents for friends and family, as well as dorm room necessities for her

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Babysitting four-year-old Cassie Lord will be a piece of cake, as far as Lisa Kingsley is concerned. The little girl doesn't do much except stare out the window, seemingly lost in another place and time. The money is good--really good--and Lisa needs a dress for the harvest dance, Christmas presents for friends and family, as well as dorm room necessities for her coming freshman year at college. But things are strange at the Lord's isolated house, overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Western Washington State. The little girl claims she has a missing twin, which, according to Mr. and Mrs. Lord, doesn't exist and is merely a figment of their child's imagination. And then there's the massive Chinese chest in the off-limits room called "Daddy's Imagination Room." Cassie insists her lost twin is in the chest, even though Lisa shows her its empty shelves. Something just isn't right in the old house, and Lisa doggedly searches for answers. And then, after opening one door too many, she inadvertently discovers something so hideous, it can hardly be imagined. When Lisa realizes what has been happening in the isolated house by the sea, it is already too late...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781508702658
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/05/2015
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Theresa Jenner Garrido spent the first eight years of her life in a rural setting on an island in Puget Sound, off the coast of Washington State. She attended the University of Washington, received a B.A. in English, and spent the next twenty-plus years teaching middle school language arts, social studies, and drama before an "early" retirement. Now Theresa is happy to indulge her wild imagination and passionate love of history and share these foibles and gifts with others, including her husband, her ever-growing family, a rescue pup and the stray black cat who adopted her.
Theresa has made her home in Missouri, Georgia, and North Carolina but currently resides in South Carolina. When not at the computer or in the laundry room, she enjoys traveling and poking her nose into strange and mysterious places.

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