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YTD pages: 4,798

4* for Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door Key by Alex Hiam

Up next: The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom 

I’m a little behind on my reading challenge as the past two months have kept me busy traveling in and out of the country as well as launching this new travel and lifestyle blog website. But confident I’ll be back on track in a few weeks.

My favorite book series from my childhood was Trixie Belden mysteries. So was easily drawn toward “Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door Key,” the first in a mystery series. I think children who grew up on The Magic Tree House series would like this book (although this content is more age-appropriate for tweens).

A fun and easy read, the story kept me intrigued and curious to find out what would happen next. Love when circumstances force two seemingly opposite people / outsiders toward one another, Sie and Raahi, who eventually lean on each other to get out of some tricky predicaments.

Especially like the true-life inspiration of the mansion – the author’s grandmother’s home. And the author does a great job moving from the magical world to the current world.

Looking forward to the sequel in this series. Special thanks to Smith Publicity and the author, Alex Haim, for an advance reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.


Twin Cities-based blogger sharing memorable emptynester, solo, family and girlfriend-getaway adventures, as well as my day hiking adventures (including all 66 Minnesota state parks), latest book reviews, and updates on my quest for the best adult mac and cheese. Also two WIPs: historical fiction and psychological thriller

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