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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and that we have yet to read.  It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

I am posting in tandem with Christina from Recipe and a Read.  Her excitement and enthusiasm over starting The Little Shop of Found Things has us so excited that we can’t wait to read it. This sister sure knows how to bring on the excitement and get us cheering for our next read.  We are looking forward to a change of pace with this one and it looks like just the right one to get us dancing in a coulee.

Goodreads summary

A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure, reminiscent of Outlander

New York 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.

Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. 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, and picturesque English village, The Little Shop of Found Things is poised to be a strong start to this new series.

About the author

Paula Brackston (aka PJ Brackston)is the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter, The Winter Witch, and The Midnight Witch(2014).

Paula has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, and is a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Wales, Newport. In 2007 Paula was short listed in the Creme de la Crime search for new writers. In 2010 her book ‘Nutters’ (writing as PJ Davy) was short listed for the Mind Book Award, and she was selected by the BBC under their New Welsh Writers scheme.


Have you read this one?  Want to read this one?  Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!

12 thoughts on “The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston #travelingsistersread

  1. Kristin says:

    Yay, so glad she’s enjoying! 🤗

    Liked by 4 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Kristin!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. That cover is even cuter on the iPad! So excited for this one!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      It’s such a great cover!! Can’t wait to start discussing it Christina!!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Shalini says:

    I really really want to read this one… Such lovely reviews for it

    Liked by 3 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      I hope you get a chance to read it and love it!!

      Liked by 2 people

  4. I am aout 30% into this one and like it so far.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      I am so glad to see that Marialyce! I am looking forward to the discussion!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. L Lostinacoulee says:

    Sounds like a goodie! Hope everyone enjoys!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Lindsay!!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. carhicks says:

    It does sound like a good one. I will watch for your reviews.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Oh, I’m so sorry I missed your comment, Carla! I haven’t started this book yet but hope so soon….others have sort of made there way in between. LOL

      Liked by 1 person

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