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M.A. Noble

About the book

Maybe you know about Singer Castle’s hidden levers and secret passages. Maybe you know the manicured north lawn hides tons of imported topsoil. But have you ever wondered what that dirt conceals? Have you heard claims of a ghost that stalks the grounds on full-moonlit nights?

Fact blends with fiction in M. A. Noble’s novel Taking the Gold, set on a tall ship returning to the 1000 Islands. The author, also known as Margaret (Mag) Hockett, fell in love with the castle as a young woman employed by Dr. and Mrs. Harold Martin in the 70s to do housecleaning.

“Every detail of this replica of an old English castle and its island setting arouses a sense of romance, mystery, and magic. I was thrilled when Tom Weldon invited me to revisit the castle. I learned things I never knew as I dusted and vacuumed each room.”

About the Author

Margaret worked for several educational publishers in California before returning to the North Country. She now writes novels, nonfiction, and lyrics. In her first novel,Taking Hart, also set in the Islands, teenaged Corey Worder solved the mystery of his War-of-1812 ancestry and his mother’s disappearance. Now, in Taking the Gold, he must set sail to face his father. As they race to find the British gold, an SOS from Singer Castle means Corey must forfeit the treasure. Or does it? The castle holds more secrets than anyone could have guessed.

For more details visit: Smashwords or Amazon  Taking Hart 

Taking The Gold, is presently available at the following locations and will appear in more shops over the fall and winter. 

There is also a Kindle version. 

See TI Life article published in November 2014.  

“Taking the Gold” continues the adventures and mysteries of Corey “Worder-Redrow-Hart,” who lives in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River in Harts Landing, NY.

Cory solved the mystery of Mom’s disappearance and exposed a 200-year-old fraud to clear his family in “Taking Hart.” Now he must sail away on a tall ship to face his father and beat him to the British treasure. Only then can he win Samantha and claim his own last name.

Harts Landing is a fictional location; any similarity to a specific community is coincidental.

Singer Castle is a real castle on Dark Island in the St. Lawrence River; some of the details given here of its history and construction are fabricated for story purposes. All characters are fictional; any resemblance to real people is also coincidental.

- See more at: http://www.thousandislandslife.com/BackIssues/Archive/tabid/393/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/1638/MA-Nobles-Taking-The-the-Gold-an-excerpt.aspx#sthash.F8lIEZrZ.dpuf

“Taking the Gold” continues the adventures and mysteries of Corey “Worder-Redrow-Hart,” who lives in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River in Harts Landing, NY.

Cory solved the mystery of Mom’s disappearance and exposed a 200-year-old fraud to clear his family in “Taking Hart.” Now he must sail away on a tall ship to face his father and beat him to the British treasure. Only then can he win Samantha and claim his own last name.

Harts Landing is a fictional location; any similarity to a specific community is coincidental.

Singer Castle is a real castle on Dark Island in the St. Lawrence River; some of the details given here of its history and construction are fabricated for story purposes. All characters are fictional; any resemblance to real people is also coincidental.

- See more at: http://www.thousandislandslife.com/BackIssues/Archive/tabid/393/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/1638/MA-Nobles-Taking-The-the-Gold-an-excerpt.aspx#sthash.F8lIEZrZ.dpuf

“Taking the Gold” continues the adventures and mysteries of Corey “Worder-Redrow-Hart,” who lives in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River in Harts Landing, NY.

Cory solved the mystery of Mom’s disappearance and exposed a 200-year-old fraud to clear his family in “Taking Hart.” Now he must sail away on a tall ship to face his father and beat him to the British treasure. Only then can he win Samantha and claim his own last name.

Harts Landing is a fictional location; any similarity to a specific community is coincidental.

Singer Castle is a real castle on Dark Island in the St. Lawrence River; some of the details given here of its history and construction are fabricated for story purposes. All characters are fictional; any resemblance to real people is also coincidental.

- See more at: http://www.thousandislandslife.com/BackIssues/Archive/tabid/393/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/1638/MA-Nobles-Taking-The-the-Gold-an-excerpt.aspx#sthash.F8lIEZrZ.dpuf