Author: Paula Brackston
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Time Travel
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Pub Date: October 16th, 2018
Taken from Goodreads
A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure reminiscent of Outlander New Year Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance to launch a new series guaranteed to enchant her audience even more. Zanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. So when she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine she has to know more. It’s while she’s examining the chatelaine that she’s transported back to the seventeenth century. And shortly after, she’s confronted by a ghost who reveals that this is where the antique has its origins. The ghost tasks Xanthe with putting right the injustice in its story to save an innocent girl’s life, or else it’ll cost her Flora’s. While Xanthe fights to save her amid the turbulent days of 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. He may be the person who can help her succeed. He may also be the reason she can’t bring herself to leave. With its rich historical detail, strong mother-daughter relationship, the picturesque English village, The Little Shop of Found Things is poised to be a strong start to this new series.
Wow! I have never read a Paula Brackston book before, and now I must read them all!! This enchanting story deserved more than five stars! It had everything to satisfy my reading indulgences…adventure, mystery, ghosts, family relationships and just a touch of romance all set across two different time periods.
It was a bit of a slow burn at first, but I was full of anticipation for the story to build. Once Xanthe has been visited by a restless ghost who threatens her family, the story took off and I was reading as fast as I could turn the pages!😊
I was really hoping for a homerun ending, since I was enjoying this story so much and Brackston crushed it! Now I am stuck waiting for the next in this new series, to read more of Xanthe and find out if she follows her heart, back through time. Which I am hopeful for!!🤞🏻
I received this advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This book was published October 16th, go check it out!
Have you read Brackston’s The Witch’s Daughter? Have you read this one?
Thank you so much NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press, and the author, Paula Brackston for this advanced copy!
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