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The Merriweather Girls in Quest of Treasure by Lizette M. Edholm takes readers on an exciting adventure filled with mystery, friendship, and the quest for hidden treasures. Set in the charming town of Rye Harbor, the story revolves around four friends - Penny, Pamela, Linda, and Patty - who stumble upon a mysterious map that leads them on an unforgettable journey.

From the very first page, the author introduces us to the enchanting coastal setting, where the girls' summer vacation takes an unexpected turn. Their curiosity piqued by an old map they find tucked away in an attic, the girls embark on a quest to unravel its secrets. Edholm skillfully weaves together a suspenseful plot, keeping readers on their toes as the girls pursue clues, befriend eccentric characters, and face unforeseen challenges.

One of the book's strengths lies in the development of its characters. Each of the four girls possesses distinct personalities that complement one another. Penny, the natural-born leader, exudes confidence and determination. Pamela, the brains of the group, provides important insights and analysis. Linda, with her adventurous spirit, adds an element of daring to the group, while Patty's resourcefulness and charm create a sense of balance. The camaraderie between the girls is palpable, and their tight-knit friendship becomes a driving force throughout the story.

Edholm masterfully intertwines elements of history and mystery, immersing readers into the rich past of Rye Harbor. As the girls delve deeper into the quest for treasure, they encounter tales of shipwrecks, hidden codes, and long-lost artifacts. The author's attention to detail paints vivid images of the lush landscapes and historical landmarks, enhancing the sense of adventure and allowing readers to feel like they are right alongside the characters.

In addition to the thrilling plot, the book explores themes of resilience, teamwork, and the importance of embracing one's strengths. The Merriweather Girls face numerous obstacles along their journey, from treacherous sea caves to a rival group also seeking the treasure. However, they quickly learn that by leveraging their unique abilities and listening to each other's ideas, they can overcome any challenge that comes their way.

The pacing of the story is impeccable, with each chapter leading seamlessly into the next. Edholm's writing style is engaging, making it easy for readers to be swept away by the narrative. She effortlessly balances adventure, suspense, and moments of lightheartedness, capturing the attention of young readers and leaving them wanting more.

Overall, The Merriweather Girls in Quest of Treasure is a captivating tale that will keep you turning the pages until the very end. Lizette M. Edholm's vivid storytelling, well-developed characters, and immersive setting make for an enthralling read for both young and adult readers alike. This is a book that not only entertains but also leaves a lasting impression, reminding us of the power of friendship, courage, and the thrill of embarking on an unforgettable adventure.

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[Transcriber's note: Extensive research found no evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.]

The Merriweather Girls











Made in U. S. A.



I On Their Way II A Street Leading to the Capitol III The Wash Out IV The Desert V A Solitary Explorer VI Casa Grande VII The Map of Mystery VIII Kit's Home Folks IX Lost Canyon X The Professor's Job XI Staking a Claim XII Double Dealing XIII The "Orphan Annie" Claim XIV Treasure Trove XV A Spy XVI Missing XVII Indian Trading XVIII The Old Chief's Daughter Walks XIX A Brass Bound Chest XX "Compliments of Kie Wicks"

In Quest of Treasure



The four Merriweather Girls were assembled at the railroad station where the long string of Pullman coaches stood ready. The girls were starting on a vacation trip to the southwest.

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