The Blue Velvet (Emerson's Attic) - Kathleen Andrews Davis

What would you do if you were suddenly transported back in time?

Emerson McBride is a normal teenager, sent to the clean the attic because of some mischief her brother had gotten her into.  Not thrilled to be in the dusty dirty attic, she begins exploring and finds a beautiful velvet hat.  Before she can figure out what happened, she's living the life of a maid in a manor house 200 years before in England.

Emerson struggles to figure out how to live in a time without all the modern conveniences she's use to, how to live without her family and how to live as a servant.  She's also like to figure out how to get back to her own time.  The longer she lives in this time, however, the more she's sure something sinister is going on in the house.

This book is written for an audience of about 8-12 year olds, I believe.  It is an engaging, well-written book that I enjoyed.  It's fun and imaginative.  I appreciate that it's not full of angst and darkness as so many children and young adult books are these days.  This is exactly the kind of book I will be recommending to my granddaughters at this age and the kind of book that makes kids like to read.

I received this book through Netgalley and I appreciated the opportunity to read it and give it an honest review.