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Reviewed by Rita Vetsch for Readers' Favorite
"Return To Finkleton" is a wonderful mystery book for children aged 9-12. Written by K C Hilton, this is the second book in the 'Finkleton Series'. Two years have passed and Jack, Lizzy and Robert are still discovering magical items and protecting their treasured secrets in their late Uncle Harry's shop. The magical secrets must be kept in the right hands because of greedy out-of-towners and citizens trying to get their hands on it for their own selfish purposes and financial gains. The weather, crops and the town's survival rests in the hands of the three very wise and responsible children. But will they be able to protect their secrets with the overwhelming whirlpool of greed attacking them from all directions? There are 28 action packed and fast flowing chapters that include everything from the magical valley, mysterious visitors, new magical items to discover, and ghosts. As an added bonus, children will learn the moral of the story which is that greed can become an overwhelming hunger. The smallest of human acts can lead to the most destructive and loathsome acts of mankind.
K C Hiltons does it again in this magical adventure book for pre-teens! Though I am 39 years old I loved every minute of reading this book as if I were a child again. Furthermore, this book has received many prestigious literary and Best Fiction Awards recently! The cover of the book is eye catching and captivating. The mysterious antiqued and gold applique look of the book makes it easy to pick up and hard to put down. The plot is solid and flows easily for children to read. It also is a great second book to the first in the series; "The Magic of Finkleton". I can easily see this series made into a movie series on the big screen and would be dispointed if it doesn't make it into motion pictures. I highly recommend it for all children aged 9 and up. I cannot wait for K C Hilton's next mystery book "Saving Finkleton", and many more books after that. K C Hilton is a gifted writer and truly has put together a masterpiece in each book that compliments the series nicely.