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The little shop of found things a novel

by Brackston, Paula,

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"Paula Brackston is the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter, The Winter Witch, The Midnight Witch, The Silver Witch, and The Return of the Witch. She has a master's degree in creative writing from Lancaster University in the UK. She lives in Wales with her family."--
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Xanthe and her mother moved from London to the small town, Marlborough, to start their lives over. They purchase an antique shop whose owner has died and set out to fix it up quickly and cheaply. Unbeknownst to them, the shop is already occupied by a restless ghost, Margaret Merton, who has plans for Xanthe that have been centuries in the making. As the story progresses, the misfortunes that have befallen Xanthe and her mother are revealed. Margaret is aware of Xanthe's special ability to sense the history of items that she touches, particularly those that had great importance to their owners. It is through one of these items that Margaret is planning to have Xanthe return to the early seventeenth century and save her daughter from an unjust death. There are some tame whiffs of romance, in both the past and the present, and uncomplicated descriptions of the denizens of Marlborough, all of which combine in a solid, enjoyable read with a hint of magical time travel.--Rebecca Gerber Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "This first in a series from Brackston (The Witch's Daughter) is a magnetic time-travelling adventure following a woman who travels back to 17th-century England at the request of a ghost. Xanthe Westlake and her mother, Flora, new owners of a small antique shop in Marlborough, England, attend an antique sale where she wins a bid for a chatelaine, an antique clip usually worn by the lady of the house. Xanthe has a talent for psychometry-she can discern details about who owned an item-and she feels this particular chatelaine speaking to her. At the demand of Margaret Merton, a ghost at the antique shop, Xanthe uses the chatelaine to travel back in time to the 17th century to save Alice, a maid and Margaret's daughter, who has been arrested for stealing part of the chatelaine from her employer, Mistress Lovewell. Margaret threatens to harm Flora if Xanthe doesn't help prove Alice's innocence, so Xanthe works tirelessly in 1605 England to find the missing pieces of the chatelaine and exonerate Alice. Xanthe gains entry into the Lovewell household and attracts the attention of talented builder Samuel Appleby, a brooding man who helps Xanthe in her quest to free Alice. Brackston wonderfully blends history with the time-travel elements and a touch of romance. This series debut is a page-turner that will no doubt leave readers eager for future series installments. (Oct.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Witches Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Historical Fiction
Paranormal fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :St. Martin's Publishing Group2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9781466884106
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