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Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal (Mysteries through History) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth McDavid Jones

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Book Description

On an island off the coast of Virginia, the daughter of a US Lifesaver investigates a series of suspicious shipwrecks

It’s 1895. Rhoda Midyette lives on Glenn Island, where her father is keeper of the US Lifesaving Station. He leads rescue operations whenever a ship hits the dangerous shoals around the island—which has happened far too often lately. One stormy night, when Rhoda and her father’s team help the survivors off their destroyed boat, she spies a mysterious light on the cape above Graveyard Shoal. The next day, she finds footprints in the sand. Is someone deliberately causing the collisions? Swaying their lanterns so the sailors will navigate toward the perilous shallows instead of away from them? Or is it a ghost light—and are the footprints those of the mythical mangled mariner?
As she digs deeper, Rhoda uncovers clues that threaten everything she knows. With so much at stake—including her best-friendship with the gravely ill Pearl—Rhoda has to trust in herself and find a way to save lives.
This ebook includes a historical afterword.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1160 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween (8 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L3SYL0I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,567,942 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fabulous Story! 27 May 2004
By Bob - Published on
Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal: the very name sends shivers down your spine, and the book lives up to its thrilling title. This book is an exciting mystery, a chilling horror story, and a touching tale of friendship all rolled into one. It is a story about storms and ghosts and father-daughter relationships and false trust and horrible crimes. It is Rhoda's story.
Rhoda lives on a small island off the coast of Virginia, where her father runs the US Lifesaving Station. When she spots mysterious lights on dangerous Graveyard Shoal, spunky Rhoda has to find out who -- or what -- is responsible for them. Could it truly be the ghost of the Mangled Mariner, the gruesome character in her favorite ghost story? Or is it a wrecker -- someone who lures ships to run aground so that he or she can steal the goods onboard? It's hard to point fingers when you've known everyone on the small island all your life, but Rhoda is determined to solve the mystery.
She begins to suspect her best friend Pearl's father. Is saving the ships her father is supposed to protect worth hurting her gravely ill friend?
Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal is a fantastic book. It takes you to a world of mystery and adventure. Although it is fast-paced and exciting, it is also full of emotion that will convince you that you feel just the same way the characters do. Courageous Rhoda, impetuous Pearl, sorrowful Mr. Kimball, seemingly friendly Harlan, and all the other characters aren't easy to forget, and their story is just as believable, diverse, and exciting. Five stars!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super!!!!!! 6 Jan. 2004
By david - Published on
This book is about a girl named Rhoda Midyette who lives on an island. Her father is the head of the lifesaving crew. Things aren't going very well for Rhoda. Her best friend fatally ill, and there seems to be a whrecker on the island. Rhoda is determined to find out who it is and why. This book is really spooky at certaim points and it is a great mystery book. I highly reccomend it for kids ages 9-15
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 17 Mar. 2009
A Kid's Review - Published on
I'm not a big fan of ghosty mysteries or american girl books but "Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal" was awesome. Rhoda Midyette's father is constantly in danger while saving people from wrecked ships and her best friend Pearl is extremely ill. And there is something suspicious going on at night. What is that light swinging out on the dunes?
5.0 out of 5 stars I love historical books. 9 May 2013
By Mary J O'Brien - Published on
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book arrived in a timely fashion. It is in very good condition. I really enjoyed reading it. I was somewhat surprised by the ending...but only somwhat.
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