When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure.
Lights! Camera! Kidnapping?
It's 1914, and Darleen Darling's film adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds herself in the hands of dastardly criminals who have just nabbed Miss Victorine Berryman, the poor-little-rich-girl heiress of one of America's largest fortunes. Soon real life starts to seem like a bona fide adventure serial, complete with dramatic escapes, murderous plots, and a runaway air balloon. Will Darleen and Victorine be able to engineer their own happily-ever-after, or will the villains be victorious?
About the Author
Anne Nesbet is the author of the historical middle-grade novels Cloud and Wallfish and The Orphan Band of Springdale, as well as three fantasy novels for middle-graders: The Cabinet of Earths, A Box of Gargoyles, and The Wrinkled Crown. Her books have received numerous accolades, including multiple starred reviews and appearances on the Indie Next List, the Chicago Public Library Best of the Best list, the New York Public Library Best Books for Kids list, the Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year list, and the American Library Association Notable Children's Books list. A professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Anne Nesbet lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Carly Robins is an actress, narrator, and voice-over artist. She can be heard in commercials, video games, and promos. She comes to audiobook narration with a passion for performance along with the capability to span several genres, from romance to children's literature and thrillers.