Do you remember your first real adventure? When summer was filled with magic and anything seemed possible?
“Magic Tree House meets The Hardy Boys…A perfect summer reading adventure!”
When young brothers Derek and Sam move with their family to Virginia, they have no idea what adventures the summer will bring. As they explore their creaky old house and the deep surrounding woods, they uncover a sixty-year-old mystery of a valuable coin collection stolen from the local museum. Join the boys as they spend their summer running from danger and searching the woods, secret caves, rushing waters, and hidden passageways for treasure and the rare 1877 Indian Head cent coin!
The Virginia Mysteries – Adventures with a twist of history
Book 1 – Summer of the Woods
Book 2 – Mystery on Church Hill
Book 3 – Ghosts of Belle Isle
Book 4 – Secret of the Staircase
Book 5 – Midnight at the Mansion
Book 6 – Shadows at Jamestown Coming November 2017!
Also by Steven K. Smith
Splashing in the Deep End: Adventures Raising Boys
“As if by magic, Mr. Smith presents the perfect combination of nostalgia and modern day. This exemplifies the summers I remember. Freely roaming all around, turning over rocks in creeks, exploring woods and caves while our imaginations provided limitless adventures. Kids being kids.” – Reader of Summer of the Woods
“My 7 year old loved this! While there is a place for the “silly” books targeted for little boys nowadays, it’s refreshing to find a story reminiscent of the Hardy Boys, yet updated for this generation” – Reader of Summer of the Woods
“My nine year old, reluctant reader fell in love with the story. The mystery and adventure drew her in right away…a perfect read aloud for my seven year olds. This fast paced, wholesome adventure story will leave you wanting to take a hike with your kids!” – Reader of Summer of the Woods