Daring Darleen, Queen of the Screen
author: Anne Nesbet
Lights! Camera! Kidnapping? It’s 1914, and Darleen Darling’s film adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds herself in the hands of dastardly criminals who have also just nabbed Miss Victorine Berryman, the poor-little-rich-girl heiress of one of America’s largest fortunes. Soon real life starts to seem like a bona fide adventure serial, complete with dramatic escapes, murderous plots, and a runaway air balloon. Will Darleen and Victorine be able to engineer their own happily-ever-after, or will the villains be victorious?
“Nesbet writes her intrepid heroine with swashbuckling verve and sweet familial affection . . . a well-paced, gripping tale of staying true to oneself.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)