Reviewed by: Elina Van Den Burg, KPS Patron
Rating: 5 Stars!
When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather's painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That's great news for Theo, who's struggling to hang onto her family's two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather's legacy of $463. There's just one problem: Theo's grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen. With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo's search for answers takes her all around Manhattan, and introduces her to a side of the city--and her grandfather--that she never knew. To solve the mystery, she'll have to abandon her hard-won self-reliance and build a community, one serendipitous friendship at a time.
"Loved this book! You jump right into the story with the death of Theo's grandfather, Jack, and learn with Theo the story behind a painting that had hung over the fireplace in Jack's studio for years. You won't want to put this book down once you get started on it!"
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