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Paperback, 5.5″ x 8″
131 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-162-1

written by Nancy S. Remsen

She stared at the red stone. It had seemed dull a few minutes ago, but suddenly it seemed to sparkle. Frigid air, like a winter wind, struck Jennifer’s face as she stared, entranced, at the ring. It seemed to be getting dark all around her, and someone was whistling….

From the moment Jennifer finds the garnet ring in a battered wooden box, it is clear that it isn’t an ordinary piece of jewelry. The twinkling facets take Jennifer back in time, letting her observe her great-grandmother, Marion, whose family just gets by on a farm in Charleston, Maine, until calamity strikes. The rings gets Jennifer in trouble, too.


Nancy S. Remsen had a forty-year writing career in Maine and Vermont, producing news, not novels, until she retired. Much of what happens to the historical character in her first book for young readers is based on stories her grandmother recounted about her childhood in the 1880s and ’90s in eastern Maine.

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