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One hundred years ago, Minnie Seamer's death shocked her rural Iowa community. A young farmhand found her body hanging in the barn on a rainy summer morning in 1913. The coroner ruled it a suicide, but distraught family members were not convinced.

Was it suicide or was it murder?

Seeking Signs, based on actual events, is the story of a young girl's search for answers in the wake of a family tragedy. To solve the mystery of her older sister's puzzling death, 13-year-old Elsie follows tips from a booklet titled The Baum Detective Agency Course. As she begins observing and gathering evidence, Elsie encounters clues that call into question the coroner's report and lead her into a shadowy world of deceit and betrayal. Elsie's notebook and entries from Minnie's diary reveal an unexpected truth: a truth that interprets a young wife's troubled past in a community not as safe as it seems.

Seeking Signs takes the listener into a world steeped in history and superstition. As Elsie hunts for signs, her voice brings the time period and its people to life. The answers she finds take her investigation to a conclusion that changes the path of her life forever and ultimately catapults her from innocence to a compelling coming of age.

©2013 Staci Angelina Mercado (P)2018 Staci A Mercado

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Good historical fiction

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, via Audiobook Boom, and have voluntarily left this review."

This book was well developed and depicted the era very well. The 13-year-old girl investigated the death of her older sister. The beginning of the story was not as expected but was good. The narrator kept me listening and the way the author incorporated the sister's diary entries into the story was excellent. I enjoyed the story.

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If you liked the old Nancy drew novels you will probably like this

This is a well written book that should appeal to young girls and most women. The narration and production were of excellent quality. I enjoyed this book very much. I received this book at no cost to me by the author, publisher, or narrator. All opinions are my own

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Seeking Signs
: Staci Angelina Mercado

I love historical fiction based on actual events. This is a very good book as it uses back story to lead the listener along to its conclusion. The younger sister investigates the suspicious death of her sister. Was it suicide or murder? Listen and draw your conclusion. The setting is well described and customs of the time make you feel as if you are there.

The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed by Cindy Piller.



I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.