The Mysterious Key and What It Opened is among many of the stories in my Kindle library of Louisa May Alcott works. I was looking for a quick and easy book to read before Jodi Picoult's House Rules came out this past March, and this novella definitely fit the bill.
Oh the secret being hidden in the Trevlyn home! For years, this secret has been hidden away from everyone, and is under lock and key. Will it reveal a betrayal? Maybe a fortune? Could it tell us all the meaning of life? Or maybe all of the above? Well, I won't give it away here. You'll have to read this work to find out.
It's a quick read and not all too heavy in subject, but very enjoyable. This is an appropriate read for, I would say, ages 9 and up. If you have someone in your life who likes Louisa May Alcott, you may want to suggest this novella. It's not your typical Alcott literature, and is a good example of her writing versatility.
And, I'm happy to report, you, too, can read this book for free. I downloaded it to my Kindle to read through Amazon.com, but you can also find it Gutenberg.org and Google Books.