The Secret of Atalaya: Book 1 by Rhonda S. Edwards
The first in a series highlighting mysteries solved by the Carolina Cousins, The Secret of Atalaya introduces the three main characters. At the oldest seaside resort in the United States (Pawleys Island, SC) during the month of July, the trio forges a bond, which will never be broken as they discover and solve mysterious clues from Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington’s summer home, Atalaya. History comes to life as the Carolina Cousins discover a connection with Gullah slaves and Florida Seminoles and the beginnings of Black Seminoles.
Along with the Carolina Cousins, enjoy Huntington Beach State Park, beachcombing on the shore, touring Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark, and become involved in piecing together the mysterious clues found in Atalaya.
Rhonda S. Edwards earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the College of Charleston, Charleston South Carolina; received national board certification as a middle childhood generalist; and completed a master’s degree in English from a join program with The College of Charleston and the Citadel. Edwards teaches fourth-grade GAE in North Charleston. She and her husband live in the South Carolina low country.