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The Rose Queen by M. E. Rabb

The Rose Queen

by M. E. Rabb

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Sam and Sophie run away from Queens, New York to Venice, Indiana. Their Dad has died and their step mother has plans that they don't like. They get embroilled in a missing person case when it looks like they're guilty and find themselves interested in the work.

This is a setup book, a lot of background of the two girls and not much of the mystery but it does set up the series and the characters quite well as well as some of the background characters and the place they now find themselves in. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 10, 2009 |
I thought this book was okay. Two sisters who run away from the evil stepmother and fall on their feet and into adventure. It all seemed a little to easy to me I guess. ( )
  d.peabody | Sep 17, 2008 |
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Sophie and Sam Shattenberg are two Jewish sisters from Queens, New York. Both love knishes and kosher pickles. Both have said "I’m wawkin’ here!" to cab drivers—and meant it. When the unthinkable happens and their father dies, the girls are devastated. Desperate to get away from their greedy stepmother, they withdraw their father’s money from the bank, pick up fake IDs, and hit the road. All is well until their car breaks down outside of Venice, Indiana, a town so isolated that the mechanic tells them, "You could get lost here forever." Which is exactly what they decide to do....

Sam and Sophie arrive in the small town of Venice, decide to stay, and try to blend in. They get jobs, make friends, and practice "talking the talk" instead of "tawking the tawk." Then the most popular girl in town—the queen of the upcoming Rose Festival—disappears. The sisters were the last people to see her and so become prime suspects. Sophie and Sam realize that they’re going to have to find the missing girl themselves if they want to clear their names. Even if their names are fake....

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The Chief of Police things Noelle is dead, and all the evidence points to Sophie. If she and Sam can't find out soon what really happened, they're in big trouble!

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