I obtained a DOC.file copy of this book from the Halloween Giveaway Marie Lavender recently had on FaceBook. The following is my honest opinion for the book.
This is a charming time travel theme adventure about two young girls, Emerson and Sarah, traveling back in time to the year 1905, where they’ve stepped into the shoes of Lily and Faith. Emerson is now Lily who’s a talented horse rider, a talent Emerson doesn’t possess; which is part of the consequences these two out of place time travelers have to deal with.
To solve the mysteries they’ve been become mixed up in Emerson and Sarah must use their 21st century intelligence to get through the “Smoke and Mirrors” which are confronting them so they can go back to their own time; which is why I feel the author couldn’t have selected a more appropriate title for this book.
While in this book, Ms. Davis has written a very inviting story which is bound to please its young readers by appealing to their interests. I feel the appeal has been limited to an upper middle grade audience of girls between the ages of 10 and 13, leaving any boy to look elsewhere for an interesting book to read; which is why I’m giving this book 4 STARS.