Lady Margaret's Ghost: A Felicity Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

Lady Margaret's Ghost: A Felicity Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

by Elizabeth McDavid Jones


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ISBN-13: 9781593694739
Publisher: American Girl Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2008
Series: American Girl Mysteries Series
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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Lady Margaret's Ghost: A Felicity Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
CheesyPrincess More than 1 year ago
Lady Margaret's ghost written by Elizabeth McDavid Jones is a Felicity Mystery book from the American Girl company. This story takes place in colonial Williamsburg, in the late 1700's. It is Publick Times, a busy time for Williamsburg, a time when many visitors came to Williamsburg and many events took place. The story is about Felicity, a well-known historical American Girl character. Felicity is eleven years-old, and her mother is leaving Williamsburg with Felicity's younger siblings and the family servant. Felicity is left at home with her father and her father's apprentice, Ben. Felcity has to watch the house while her mother is away. But just as sson as her mother, siblings, and the family servant leaves, a package arrives for Felicity's father from Boston. Inside the package are some family heirlooms. The family heirlooms were sent by Felicity's uncle who had died recently. The heirlooms are very valuable, especially the ones belonging to Lady Margaret. Lady Margaret was Felicity's ancestor who had failed to give her husband a child. Margaret had died at an early age, and ever since then, story was that wherever the heirlooms went, the lonely ghost of Lady Margaret followed. Felicity is scared from her father's telling of the ghost story, for she had felt a spark when touching Lady Margaret's belongings. After that, Felicity faces many unexplained happenings, like things gone missing, even the heirlooms. Felicity is worried Lady Margaret's ghost does exist, even though she does not believe in ghosts. Felicity decides to face her fears and investigate whether Lady Margaret's ghost eally is responsible for the unexplained happenings. What Felicity finds is not what she is expects, and if you read the book, it won't be what you expect either! The twists and turns at every point in this story is what makes this story seem so exciting, and sometimes, even so real. I would recommend this book to any girl who loves adventure, American Girl, or solving mysteries. This book definiteley deserves five stars for its astounding story. Hope you enjoy reading this book just as much as I did!!!!!!!!!
IrishMomDH More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my 5 yr old daughter. We take turns reading each paragraph. She is an avid fan of ghost stories and I love Williamsburg so I thought this book would be a good combination for both of us. And it was! We have vacationed in Williamsburg Va so the places were familiar to us; and, it was fun to watch her face as we read about the places we had been. I am not very familiar with the Felicity stories (although I plan to be very soon) but, I think that any fan of the American Girl stories will enjoy this book.
keristars on LibraryThing 10 months ago
The author of Lady Margaret's Ghost wrote both of Felicity's other mysteries, so we do have some good style-continuity, but the same problems with the plot. It's a decent plot, don't get me wrong, but it feels very serial. Like, the kind of serial where it doesn't matter if there's continuity, the way Nancy Drew is always 18 and the Baby Sitters Club girls are always 13 (except for the first few books when they're twelve). It doesn't really tie in much of anything from other Felicity stories, and a good half of the characters are brand new in the story and then are written out by the end. Besides which, only Felicity and maybe Dawson have any kind of personality - the rest of the characters strike me as little more than plot devices, even the well-loved characters of Elizabeth or Ben.There are some tiny additions to the Felicity canon: the book takes place in October of 1776 - the war has been on for a year and Felicity is eleven; the first Merriman to come to America was Sir Edward in 1653 and he was a wealthy English nobleman. Lady Margaret is the first wife of Sir Edward. She died shortly after her first child was stillborn, thus the whole ghost thing.October of 1776 is the Publick Times in Williamsburg, which Felicity fans may recall as being the setting of the short story "Felicity Takes a Dare" - I believe that one is the 1774 Publick Times? At any rate, LMG occurs during the second week of the event. Mrs Merriman has gone to visit her Aunt Prudence with the three younger children, leaving Felicity to run the household while they're away. Because she isn't quite strong enough to manage the heavier pots and things on her own in the kitchen, Mrs Hewitt is hired to help.The day after Mrs Merriman leaves is a busy one! Not only does a box filled with Merriman heirlooms arrive, but so does Mrs Hewitt, and Ben is to ride Penny in a Publick Times race. At the track, Felicity and Elizabeth meet Dawson, a boy hired to jockey a roan yearling, and Anne, an orphaned girl who has curly hair as red as Felicity's. Despite the fact that she's a mare, Penny is a sure bet to win her heat. Yet, for some reason, she grows lame during the race and ends up dead last. Felicity, too, nearly topples over, when she's bumped into while watching the race, and loses her balance while standing on a rocky outcropping of a hill.These two misfortunes are only the first of many strange events that occur during the next few days. Felicity's coral necklace goes missing, then Lady Margaret's beautiful silver items, and even some ordinary things like a wheel of cheese, a loaf of bread, candles, and a quilt. Who would steal only those things, but not the many other expensive items in the house? Felicity and Elizabeth at first suspect Mrs Hewitt, whom Felicity finds difficult to work with, but then they wonder if Dawson might not be the culprit - after all, he has a rather shady past and can't be trusted, even if he is helping to heal Penny.Felicity grows discouraged with herself for her irresponsibility - afterall, she wants to show her parents that they were right to trust her to run the household, but she has forgotten to lock doors and temporarily lost the household keyring - and begins to think that it is actually Lady Margaret's ghost who is taking everything. Surely she can put everything to rights before her mother returns home, right?I solved the mystery early in the book, and there were several times when I felt like rolling my eyes because Felicity seemed to take too long to figure out some of the clues. It seemed as though the delay was forced, without believable reasons. When two men take a particularly long time examining Penny before the race, while being told that those same men bet large amounts on their own horses, Felicity doesn't have any suspicions about the motives. Later, when it turns out that there are large and painful burrs under the saddle blanket that have caused large sores, she takes an entire chapter to even think that so
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing 10 months ago
So for once Felicity WANTS to be a grown up lady (being eleven will do that to you), but when she's in charge for two weeks everything goes wrong. She doesn't know if she's being haunted by a ghost or if there's something else going on. She meets two young friends who might also be suspects- so who is taking things, is there a ghost, and can Felicity be trusted to be the lady of the house?
momma2 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A review by Blake: This mystery really stumped me. It was really good though. At one point I thought they had the culprit cornered but they didn't. It was a big stumper because it had too many suspects. Overall it was a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Felicitys mystery's and Iove the education behind them all. I personally liked this one because it kept me on my toes. Felicitys Fans should read this and the other books too. As well as History Buffs, they are so interesting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome i really like it if you have a school project this will be the right book to read it!!!!!!
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I think that all american girl fans should really consider getting this book.and all the others!i love american girl books and they are good for girls 5-500 lol. The books that i would love to recomend to you are ALL OF THE AMERICAN GIRL BOOKS!!!!!!!!! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS RESPOND TO I LOVE AMERICAN GIRL"