As the author grew up, these stories, imaginings and fantasies took to the written form and, over the years, she developed a reputation for telling a good story. Emily-Jane can now boast that she is an award-winning author of several books, including Mrs. Murrayâ€™s Ghost (Telltale Publishing 2018), Queen Maryâ€™s Daughter (Clean Reads 2018), Gerlinda (CFA 2016) which received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readersâ€™ Favorite Book Awards, To Be a Duke (CFA 2014) which was named Finalist and Silver Medalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Readersâ€™ Favorite Book Awards and several other books. A retired teacher of music and creative writing, she writes about the extra-ordinary in life and the fantasies of dreams combined with memories.Â
grand old mansion on Piccadilly Street, in a place called London, but not the
real London of English fame. Thereâ€™s also a lot of mystery and a murder thatâ€™s
been unsolved for decades. But itâ€™s the treasure that captures Maryâ€™s interest.
ghost. When the ghost reveals her secret about the hidden treasure, thereâ€™s no
stopping Mary, her Brownie friends, or her enemies to searching for this
with this treasure. And so the adventure begins.Â
The Piccadilly Street Series, book two, Mrs. Murray’s Hiding Treasure by Emily Jane Hill Orford is a magical and great read for elementary school children. It is clean, easy to read and entertaining. The characters are well done, interesting and a good mix for children’s books. They consist of: a witch, Penelope; the savior and main character, Mary; her best friend and guardian, Rosie; the brownies; and the Ghost, Mrs. Murray.
In the first book, Mary gets sick due to an enchantment from Penelope and almost dies. While her body fights the sickness, her spirit appears in a magic world. When Mary finally comes back, the witch, her assistant Elizabeth, and a brownie trapped there a century,came back with her. In her quest to find Mrs. Murray’s treasure the witch makes life impossible for Mary and her friend Rosie. The brownies and Mrs. Murray are kept on their toes trying to save the girls.
This is a well done, great read for the whole family and a good addition to anyone’s library.
settled down for the night, Mrs. Murray, the resident ghost, was out on her
nocturnal prowl. Satisfied that the house was safe and secure for the night,
after all the musical vibrations that shook the rafters earlier, she took her
place at the end of Maryâ€™s bed and waited patiently for the girl to stir from
her sleep and take note of her presence.
Mary groaned, pulling her eyes open as she emerged from a deep sleep. â€œWhat
need to talk.â€ The wispy figure of what was once a very distinguished looking
lady, sat down at the end of Maryâ€™s bed and looked the girl firmly in the eye.
Mary groaned. â€œItâ€™s the middle of the night. What time is it?â€
difference does it make? Sit up and letâ€™s talk.â€ The ghost was not going to
take â€˜noâ€™ for an answer. And, it would appear, feigning sleep would not send
her away either. So, Mary pushed herself into a sitting position and rubbed her
eyes again, hoping to eradicate the sleep that threatened to make them close.
are the others? Whereâ€™s Brunny?â€ she asked.
in their little space. And itâ€™s not a natural sleep either. Theyâ€™re all in the
deepest of sleeps, all except Elizabeth, who slipped out of the house a few
hours ago, just after the lights went out and your family snuggled in for the
night.â€ Mrs. Murray slid a little closer to Mary. â€œSheâ€™s still not right, that
Elizabeth. Sheâ€™s good and well shackled by that witch.â€