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The Old Cape Hollywood Secret

The Old Cape Hollywood Secret


By: Barbara Eppich Struna

In 1947, Maggie Foster and her cousin, Gertie, leave Cape Cod for Hollywoodland in search of glamour and fame. One girl returns home and the other disappears. Present-day Nancy Caldwell travels to Hollywood, where she discovers the paths of Maggie and Gertie.

In “The Old Cape Hollywood Secret,” a novel of historical suspense, Nancy’s curiosity gets her into trouble again. Along the way, a missing ring and a pearl-studded pouch are mixed in with the search. Using alternating chapters, across seventy years, the tragic stories of two young girls unfold and a murderous secret is uncovered.  Honorable Mention – The Hollywood Book Festival 2017.

Barbara Eppich Struna, author of “The Old Cape House” and “The Old Cape Teapot,” had as much fun writing “The Old Cape Hollywood Secret”, as she did researching the novel. The 1927 Pig & Whistle Pub and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, located on Hollywood Boulevard, are just a few of the famous landmarks featured in this historical adventure. Struna’s present-day character, Nancy Caldwell, returns in the author’s third novel set in Old Hollywood and on Cape Cod where she leads you on a journey filled with suspense and nostalgia.

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