Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause by Mignon F. Ballard
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Life in small-town America during World War II springs vividly to life as schoolteacher Miss Dimple and her fellow townspeople battle valiantly against worry, rationing, and crime at home as well as abroad in Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause, Mignon F. Ballard's charming second novel in the Miss Dimple Series

It's September 1943, and the town of Elderberry, Georgia, including their beloved first-grade teacher, Miss Dimple Kilpatrick, has exciting plans for the Bond Rally to support the troops fighting the war abroad. Miss Dimple's friend, Virginia Balliew, has agreed to chair the big event, with the help of Buddy Oglesby. But when children discover a skeleton at the edge of a field, and Buddy disappears along with the war bond money, it's clear that something is amiss in the little town; and Miss Dimple, along with her fellow teachers, is soon on the case.

 

About Mignon F. Ballard

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MIGNON BALLARD grew up in a small town in Georgia and received a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She is the author of Miss Dimple Rallies to the Cause and Miss Dimple Disappears, along with seven mysteries featuring angelic sleuth Augusta Goodnight, and The War in Sallie's Station, a novel about growing up in rural Georgia during World War II. She lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina, with her husband, Gene.
 
Published November 22, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 273 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Even a telegram announcing that Charlie’s brother is missing in action can’t keep her from searching for her revered fellow teacher.

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But there’s no happy ending yet, for a few days later, a frantic call from Suzy brings Miss Dimple and her friends Charlie, Virginia and Annie rushing to the cabin, where they find Mae Martha dead from a blow to the head.

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Nor can Miss Dimple count on the young protégées who’ve helped her before (Miss Dimple Disappears, 2010, etc.), since both are immersed in wartime romances.

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The battle to win World War II is fought on many fronts, including Elderberry, Ga.

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As if that isn’t traumatic enough for the small town, Miss Dimple’s landlady and good friend, Phoebe Chadwick, is suddenly not her usual cheerful self.

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Despite that, the characters created manage to overcome the weak mystery story line and fans of tea cozy mysteries will enjoy the tale.

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