Melinda Ann, Secrets of Kingsley Mansion As the title implies this is a story of a young girl searching for secrets about her wealthy family that they are unwilling to share. Melinda Ann is a strong-willed, deliberate individual. Her life is full of difficulty with her family, in her career as an Army nurse during World War I, and in love relationships. She is always searching for answers, travels west, travels east and even to Europe. What does she want out of life and where does she belong? Life is a challenge throughout the book and like most of us she searches and looks for answers.