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But when Harriet's friend Martha comes for a visit, she convinces Harriet to come clean because she is suspicious and just doesn't buy that the operation is legit. Harriet may never see an ounce of gold, but it is the fate of the young teen that really begins to matter. And it takes an emergency with her daughter-in-law, Prudence, for Harriet to learn where her true treasure lies.
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Publication Date: 2013
Series: Harriet Beamer
After a whirlwind cross-country move, Harriet and her donut-loving basset hound, Humphrey, have settled into a new life in Grass Valley, California. When Harriet learns that shes going to be a grandma for the first time and get a new suite with room for her salt-and-pepper shaker collection, she cant wait for her best friend, Martha, to come visit so she can share her good news.
But adventure is never far away when Harriet is around. After listening to the pleas of a desperate teen whose daddy needs money right awayand happens to have a gold mine to leaseHarriet falls hook, line, and sinker into the venture. Although shes nervous about her investment, Harriet chooses to keep it a secret from her son, Henry, and his wife. She can only imagine what shell do if this turns out to be her ticket to a golden windfall.
When suspicions arise, though, it becomes clear that Harriet may never see an ounce of gold. But will she continue to trust and risk losing everything? The fate of the young teen and a family emergency show Harriet where her true treasure lies.
Joyce Magnin is the author of five novels, including the popular and quirky Brights Pond Series, and the middle grade novel, Carrying Mason. She is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor. Joyce lives in Pennsylvania with her son, Adam, and their crazy cat, Mango, who likes to eat nachos.