Yours Truly

Yours Truly Another wild mystery needs to be solved and it s up to the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to solve it in this hilarious follow up to the heartwarming middle grade mystery Absolutely Truly Even Truly Love

  • Title: Yours Truly
  • Author: Heather Vogel Frederick
  • ISBN: 9781442471863
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Another wild mystery needs to be solved and it s up to the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to solve it in this hilarious follow up to the heartwarming middle grade mystery, Absolutely Truly.Even Truly Lovejoy has to admit that teeny tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, has its charms like the annual maple festival, where tourists flock from all over to sample the local maple syruAnother wild mystery needs to be solved and it s up to the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to solve it in this hilarious follow up to the heartwarming middle grade mystery, Absolutely Truly.Even Truly Lovejoy has to admit that teeny tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, has its charms like the annual maple festival, where tourists flock from all over to sample the local maple syrup, maple candy, maple coffee, and even maple soap But when someone tries to sabotage the maple trees on her friend Franklin s family farm, Truly has to rally the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to investigate.Meanwhile, she uncovers another, personal mystery under the floorboards of her very own home a diary written centuries ago by her namesake, the original Truly Lovejoy and it might just prove her family s ties to Pumpkin Falls run deeper than anyone ever could have imagined.

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    1. "Yours Truly," by Heather Vogel Fredrick, is a good, light, mystery novel. Fredrick does a great job of enhancing and elevating the novel by constantly unfolding more scenarios, problems, and interactions. This book is the second mystery in the two book series, following "Absolutely Truly," both being read through the lense of the same protagonist, Truly, who is a joy and delight to follow throughout both novels. I gave this book four stars because it was a great read, and quite enjoyable. While [...]

    2. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineTruly is excited because spring is on its way, and with it both the Maple Madness in her town and the arrival of her cousin Mackenzie for a spring break visit. On top of a knitting class, boys, swim practice, a local bake off, and helping out a local farm with their sugaring rush, Truly finds a journal from 1861, and she and Mackenzie spend a lot of time reading it. There is also a mystery to solve-- who is cutting the plastic tubing used for collecting sap [...]

    3. 3.5 stars. This book, like the first in the series, is sweet (literally, with emphasis on the local maple sugar run) and filled with a loving family and friends and adventure. I continue to like the same things that drew me to the first book: the realistic portrayal of a not-perfect family, the certainty that everything would work out, the interesting cast of side characters, the gentleness without being boring. That said, this book felt more cluttered than the other: cousin Mackenzie's visit fr [...]

    4. I fell IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! (more with Calhoun but LOVED the book too.)Love the ways she writes her books! CANNOT WAIT FOR THE THIRD BOOK!!!!!

    5. Grade: B+An e-galley was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for review consideration.The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: This is the type of middle grade I would've loved when I was 10 to 13. It's fun and lighthearted, yet still delivers on some good themes. Yours Truly picks up not long after Absolutely Truly and takes place over the course of a week. Truly's cousin Mackenzie has come for a visit, and she's eager to join the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes.I loved how family was so imp [...]

    6. I like how this book pulls together so many different themes. There's mystery, sibling and friendship troubles, small town life (did I mention that Pumpkin Falls sounds like an adorable place, and is the perfect setting for this story?!) nature, entrepreneurship, sports, the large family experience, and even history! To top it all off, Truly navigates the whole thing like a realistic, relatable teenager! (Also, there's a recipe for Aunt True's Bookshop Blondies in the back of the book, and you N [...]

    7. Frederick populates her books with well-rounded characters and enough local color to make anyone want to visit Pumpkin Falls (even during the mud season). pussreboots/blog/2017/comm

    8. Another great mystery with some history intertwined to make appealing to everyone. Being thirteen is hard but in a small town with family and friends to rely on you always come out on top. I love how this book has characters connected to the mother daughter book club books also written by this author, neat!

    9. For teen books, I really enjoyed this series. I like how they're written and can truly (lol) relate with Truly!

    10. Originally posted on You Have Your Hands FullI received a copy of this book from Netgalley/the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Yours Truly is the second book in Heather Vogel Frederick’s Pumpkin Falls mystery series. This book is narrated by Truly Lovejoy, who is turning thirteen as the story begins. It is Spring Break, and Truly’s cousin is coming to visit New Hampshire- all the way from Texas. There is a lot going on in this book. In addition to the typical trials and tribulati [...]

    11. Yours Truly is an absorbing, amazing book about friendship, history, and change. Truly Lovejoy is a newly-turned-thirteen bird nerd who recently moved to Pumpkin Falls, a charming New English small town. Her best friend and cousin Mackenzie has come to spend Spring Break with Truly, and celebrate Maple Madness, a tourist trap and town tradition. Truly and Mackenzie think they've come to have a nice, relaxed time with each other. Little do they know that they will stumble upon a mystery, friendsh [...]

    12. Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick is the second and last book of this mystery series. Have you ever had to experience moving to different states and schools every year? Thirteen year old Truly Lovejoy found it hard to adjust to Pumpkin Falls, a town where her ancestors grew up. She is finally able to warm up to this town when her cousin, Mackenzie, arrives. But as soon as her birthday roles around, she is ordered to steady the annual maple festival, where tourists sample maple products and [...]

    13. I think this was an amazing book but I enjoyed the first book a little better. I enjoyed that it was about mystery because that is one of my favorite genres. I love the relationship between Truly and Mackenzie and I think the mysterious accountant was amazing. Truly was an amazing friend/sibling and treated them with kindness. I recommend this book for ages 8-Adult but I am not sure I will read it again because I have so many other books on my shelf!

    14. In catching up on back reading, this proved to be a good mystery for middle grades. Realistic fiction at its best. As for maple syrup, I learned quite a bit. I wanted to turn the oven on and do some baking. A good batch of cookies would have been so good.Also of note was the history presented in the discovery of an old diary. Now there were two mysteries.I dislike revealing the story line, so it's up to you to read this and begin to recommend.

    15. Just like Absolutely Truly, the second installment includes not one but two mysteries to solve and a recipe at the end. It is a treat to spend time in Pumpkin Falls with the Lovejoy family and their neighbors and see them all work together in a crisis. There are elements such as budding teenage puppy love, kittens galore, books and more books, a hidden 19th century diary, birdwatching and everything maple. Highly recommended for middle grades and would make an entertaining classroom readaloud.

    16. This sequel was not as good as the first book. I think it got too bogged down in side-plots: Bigfoot, neighbor feuds, bake-offs. And it added an element of teen romance/rivalry that was a little boring. But the heroine, Truly, is likable and there's a historical element about the Underground Railroad that was intriguing to my tween.

    17. 3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Didn't enjoy this book as much as the first one. It was a "readable" story and all, but just very average in every way. I really disliked most of the adults in the book too. Something about Truly's parents was just very off-putting to me. I doubt I would read a third book in this series if there should happen to be one.

    18. Listened to this on audiobooks. Another great mystery regarding the Maple Festival is solved by Truly, her new friends and now her cousin. The additional discovery of an ancestor's diary and her life and secrets also add to the interesting storyline. I think I would love to visit a place like Pumpkin Falls. Will look forward to reading more

    19. Such a fun series. I love reading about the this small town and its antics and people. The author very much captured the troubles of being 13 so while sometimes being in Truly's head was difficult, it was relatably difficult. Adored the addition of the historical diary and Underground Railroad mystery.

    20. The Lovejoy family is adjusting to Pumpkin Falls. Truly is excited to welcome her cousin and BF over spring break, but another mystery, some jealously and a seriously disappointing birthday are not adding up a fun-filled break as anticipated.

    21. Truly is back with a new mystery that involves the Underground Railroad. Sweet, somewhat predictable story but I did like the characters and the small town vibe. Haven't read the first book and did feel like I was missing some of the background but for the most part it did stand on its own.

    22. Another gentle mystery for early middle-graders. Truly celebrates her 13th birthday and wrestles with confusing emotions and family rivalries. This isn’t the most thrilling or profound read but is an enjoyable book and celebrates family and friendship.

    23. a mysterious house, a bookstore, a first kiss, and an annoying small town. i gave it 53 pages and either there isn't much to the book or the author's target audience isn't 50 year old male wanna-be librarians. Were i twelve i would have kept reading to find out the mystery.

    24. Loved this one even more than the original! A cute mystery crossed with a historical book. Hoping there is a third book in this series! I loved it! Love this writer!

    25. So slow to start out, and a lot of repeating the details fromBook 1, but turned out to be very interesting and the kids loved it.

    26. Great storyFredrick has produced a great follow up to the first pumpkin falls mystery. This one works because the mystery is interesting and the characters are consistent.

    27. Learning to belong in a different environment is difficult. This sequel continues the story of Truly's struggles to find her place both while becoming a teenager and in a new smaller town.

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