Jane O'Reilly Children's Author
The Secret of Goldenrod
When Trina and her father move into Goldenrod, an abandoned Victorian mansion, Trina hopes she will finally have a place to call home--and a chance to make friends at her new school. But school doesn't go as planned, and Goldenrod might be haunted.
Then Trina discovers Augustine, a tiny--and very unusual--porcelain doll that belonged to the little girl who lived at Goldenrod a century ago. With help from Augustine, Trina realizes Goldenrod is trying to tell her an important secret, one that may just change her life.
Read the starred review in Kirkus Reviews !
A bewitching and beautiful story. . . . Like the mysterious mansion at the heart of the book, Jane O'Reilly's writing is magical." --Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs and The Real Boy
The Secret of Goldenrod is replete with elements of a children's classic: yearning, solitude, hope, friendship, and most of all, magic. An utterly dear book. --Jane St. Anthony, author of Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart