Thursday, December 12, 2013

ALEXIS TAPPENDORF and the search for Beale's Treasure by Becca C. Smith


Alexis Tappendorf is about to be abandoned in Virginia for the summer by her parents, George and Jenny. They’re leaving for a mysterious job they can’t tell anyone about, which annoys Alexis to no end! And what’s worse is the fact that they’re dropping her off with Great Aunt Mae, a woman in her seventies that Alexis has never met!

Upon arriving in Virginia, Alexis discovers that for the last hundred years the townspeople of Summervale and Bedford County have been searching for a lost treasure buried somewhere in the area by a man named Thomas J. Beale. More importantly, the only clues to finding the fortune are in the form of cryptograms, codes that, when properly translated, tell the exact location of the bounty.

In a heart-pounding race to Beale’s Treasure, Alexis and her new friend, Olivia Boyd, join forces to solve the Beale ciphers before the dangerous family, the Woodmores, beat them to it – a seemingly impossible task since they always appear to be one step ahead of the girls at every turn.

Unless Alexis and Olivia can decipher Beale’s cryptograms in time, the treasure will be lost forever or worse—it will end up in the hands of the evil Woodmores…


*I received an ARC for my honest review*

Alexis wondered why she was being shipped off to her Great Aunt Mae’s house. She wasn’t liking this at all. Her parents had to go out of town on business so she was spending the summer there. They travelled across the country to get there and when she arrived, she met a new friend, Olivia Boyd.

Alexis and Olivia were very much alike. But especially, they loved a good mystery. There was a secret in this town and those two decided that they were going to solve it. But certain townspeople did not want interference from these two young girls. They were going to stop them before they found out.

This is a great young adult novel, but even at my age, I enjoyed reading this adventure. I can’t wait to read more by Becca C. Smith.


Becca C. Smith received her Film degree from Full Sail University and has worked in the Film and Television industry for most of her adult life. In 2010 Becca published her first novel, Riser followed by the sequel, Reaper, in 2011, and the finale, Ripper in 2013. In 2012 Becca wrote the children’s novel Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure. She is also the co-author of the teen graphic novel Ghost Whisperer: The Haunted. Becca currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband, Stephan and their two cats Jack and Duke.








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