Secondhand charm

by Berry, Julie, 1974-

Format: Print Book 2010
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In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy's charms-no more than trinkets when worn by others-are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason's apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king's carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . .

Berry's debut novel garnered glowing reviews and strong sales-and now she's done it again with a beautifully woven tale to keep all readers, young and old, absolutely charmed.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Evie Pomeroy has always possessed a healer's touch, but she never realized the extent of her innate talent nor its source. When she gets the opportunity to leave the forest village in which she was raised by her grandfather and travel at the king's invitation to study medicine for real at university, she jumps at the chance to fulfill her dream. Along the way, she is robbed at gunpoint by a highway robber, survives a shipwreck, watches her potential love interest die and then be resurrected, and befriends the princess of a mysterious water kingdom. Throw into the mix the fact that Evie is a water-born Serpentina, which leads to a reunion with other sea creatures whose lives are precariously linked to her own. There is a lot going on in this book, and the various plot elements drop away and then reappear unevenly, but eventually it all comes together in a tidy package. Readers of Berry's The Amaranth Enchantment (2009) will be eager to read this.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Leviathan -- Juvenile fiction.
Sea monsters -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Leviathan -- Fiction.
Sea monsters -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury,2010
Language English
Description 342 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781599905112 (hardcover)
1599905116 (hardcover)
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