Van Reid’s Moosepath League series has captivated critics and readers alike with intricate and rollicking adventures set in colorfully detailed turn-of-the-century Maine. Mrs. Roberto, the fourth in this deliciously picaresque series, begins as portly, jovial Tobias Walton continues to woo the elegant and wry Phileda McCannon. Soon, however, he and his close friend Sundry Moss are back on the road, whereupon they become unexpected guests at the eccentric Fern Farm.
Meanwhile, the guileless Joseph Thump, charter member of the Moosepath League, finds in his pocket a mysterious card bearing a well-remembered name: Mrs. Dorothea Roberto. Renowned for her death-defying jumps from a hot-air balloon, that shapely lady once captured Thump’s heart. Now, certain she is in danger, he and the Moosepath League embark on a search for her that will bring them all together in the tiny hamlet of Iceboro. Filled with comedy, suspense, and romance, Mrs. Roberto is the perfect addition to everyone’s summer reading list.