Of course the girls manage to find a very wealthy hermit who gives the school the required amount of money. Amazingly, he also shows them where he has an additional $2 million hidden in his barn. I'm sorry, but even many honest people would be tempted by that amount of money just laying in an unsecured location. We are talking about $2 million!
This book is excellent.
I had to laugh when Shelley discovers that Tom has no idea she is upset with him.
It's really frustrating to be mad at a boyhalf the time he doesn't even know it.The next paragraph spoils part of the plot, so don't read it if you don't want to know.
Nicole is at the school under false pretenses. In fact, she is from Kansas instead of from France. Her parents filled out one application to Canby Hall, and Nicole filled out another where she falsified all information. Nicole mailed the second application. This doesn't make sense, since the people at Canby Hall thought that Nicole arrived from France. What address was put on the application? Surely not her correct Kansas address. Did Nicole have a friend in France who helped? This puzzles me.
I enjoyed this book.