I remember discovering this battered children’s series in my church’s library when I was in elementary school. I quickly devoured every single one.
Reminiscent of the “back in the olden days” stories of Little House on the Prairie, these children’s books focus on Mandie Shaw, a youngster living in the North Carolina backwoods at the turn of the century.
Her father dies, her home life is awful, and all she has to cling to are her faith in God and her friendship with a Cherokee Indian.
Throughout the series, her life changes as she learns more about her family history and forges new friendships. She also embarks on many adventures and wraps up mysteries with the help of her kitten, Snowball.
I LOVED these books as a kid! Adventures and mysteries and history all wrapped up in one awesome package.
Mandie and the Secret Tunnel
Mandie Shaw, almost a teenager, is certain God no longer loves her as she watches her father being lowered into his grave. Mandie’s move into a neighbor family’s home, when her mother remarries, does not soften her grief. Her only comfort is the promise from her father’s faithful Cherokee friend, Uncle Ned, to watch out for her and be a friend. Will Mandie be able to escape her new and nearly intolerable home situation? Will she find her long-lost family? Will the mysterious key unlock the door to the secret tunnel and her own family’s history? For children 8-13, mystery adventures set in the North Carolina backwoods at the turn of the century.
Check it out! Amazon has a collection of the first five books!