Found Things Series Books 1 & 2 by Paula Brackston

I would like to thank NetGalley, the author, and publishers for providing me an eARC in exchange for a review.


New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston brings her trademark blend of magic and romance to her Found Things series, written in the tradition of Outlander. Xanthe Westlake has always been able to sense the stories that some antiques hold, but it isn’t until she’s finding stock for her and her mother’s new shop in the small English town of Marlborough that she finds one that allows her to travel back through the centuries to its time. Beginning with The Little Shop of Found Things, Xanthe learns more about herself and her abilities as she discovers more antiques she connects with and rights the wrongs in their pasts.



Wow, I absolutely loved reading these stories! From the very beginning I was flipping pages so quickly it was hard for my kindle to keep up. I loved how the main character, Xanthe, was able to see the history of an object by it ‘singing’ to her and the time traveling was a blast. Many people struggle going back and forth through different time periods but I had absolutely no difficulty going through the different time periods and know it would be easy for anyone to be enthralled without that difficulty. These stories both were just absolutely magical and a treasure that any book lover would love to get their hands on! I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a great page turner! I can’t wait to read the next book to come out in 2020!

The Next Book in the Series..

The Garden of Promises and Lies

PAULA BRACKSTON is the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter and The Little Shop of Found Things, among others. Before becoming a writer, she was a horse groom, a travel agent, a secretary, a teacher, and a goat herd. Everyone (particularly the goats) is relieved that she’s found a job she does properly. When not in her writer’s shed, Paula can be found being walked by the dog, hacking through weeds in her vegetable patch, or sitting by the pond with a glass of wine. She lives in Wales with her family.

Paula Brackston

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Crazy Comment Problem Sorted & Such (Fingers Crossed)

Hello, beautiful people! I hope everyone is having a great holiday season or at least is enjoying a good start to the upcoming New year!

I just wanted to let everyone know that hopefully I am now able to have comments on my blog as well as comment on others! Yay! There was some crazy technical mishap that drove me up the wall that I had to talk through technical assistance with and is all sorted now, I hope! So I wanted to kind of test run so if you don’t mind leaving me a brief comment if you wish and I will comment on your page to make sure it is sorted.

Anywho, I hope everyone has a fantabulous day! Woot! My kids have me worn out after celebrating Christmas with them yesterday. I feel uber blessed that they had such a happy day even though they drove me a bit Crazy! Too Late Already There!!! I hope everyone else had a blessed day as well regardless of whether you celebrate or not. So sorry about the problems I have been experiencing with my blog. I hope they are sorted now or very soon! 😊❤💙🎄🎉🎁 Many blessings sent your way and hopefully soon more fun posts and many book reviews coming your way. You guys rock! Never forget that!

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! You guys have been missed. :/

Hey there my bloggy friends! I know it has been life forever since I posted!🤕 I know, I know I am quite ashamed that I have missed out on my bloggy hoppin’, posting reviews, and just being a regular part of the community. I miss the days of Blog more than you can imagine and wish I have been here but it’s been helluva ride this last year or so. It’s just one of those times (we all have them) when it’s not one thing it’s another or your mother.😉 Lately, I have been battling some serious illnesses that have K.O.d me, like really have thrown me on my ass, with the family concerns with financial matters to worry and depression and anxiety made it 10 times worse. Bah! But I am not here to whine about my woes and how life tore me a new one because in the end I am kind of glad of the experience.

It was all a weird strange of events and a huge amount of helplessness and falling on my face but in the end I am able to look back and see where I was blessed and one of the places that I have reaped the most blessings and have been able to surround myself with amazing people is here of all places! The World of Blog.❤🎁🎄 So I am thankful this holiday for the fact that I still have this blog and if all is willing that I give my blog another chance to thrive and be there more for my friends of the blogosphere.

I hope everyone is able to forgive me for my absences and my rambling on and allow me to take part of this great community again.😊 I have missed so much of you dearly. Kim, Pete, Fraggle, Michel, Kristen, Stephanie, Carrie, Trang & Lashaan, and so many more! You guys are diamonds and are greatly missed. Also my author friends such as Didi Oviatt, Annie Woods, Misty Mount, Brenda Drake, Angelina Kerner and many more! I know I need to be blog hopping your way and reviewing all of tour great books that I habe read and if you weren’t listed doesn’t make you any less special btw! If I had to name everyone it would be pages and pages long but point is that all of you have made a huge impact in my life and I plan on making things right by Touch My Spine Book Reviews with this upcoming New Year! Woot!

What matters most that I wish all of you a Happy Holiday and if you don’t celebrate the holidays I hope your upcoming year is even better than the last as Well! There is so much pain in this world and I hope no matter where you are in this obstacle we call life that you are able to make the best of what you have.❤🎁🎉

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

Cheers to many more post and shenanigans to come!🥂🍾🍹

A Fool’s Circle Book Blitz & Giveaway @SuzanneSeddon @RRBookTours1

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Welcome to the super huge, A Fool’s Circle MEGA giveaway!!! Check out this amazing Domestic Thriller by Suzanne Seddon, and enter to win this fantastic haul!

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A Fool’s Circle

Publication Date: March 17th, 2019

Genre: Thriller/ Domestic Thriller/ Suspense

Kate Sanders has suffered many years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her abusive husband Alan, and convinces herself that she is only holding the family together for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter. If it wasn’t for her best friend Jill Reynolds, she would have taken the suicide option a long time ago.

As she desperately seeks a way to escape, she is contacted by a solicitor. Kate’s old aunt has died and she has been left a small fortune.

For the first time, she sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She dreams of a fresh start, a new home, a new life. What Kate doesn’t know is that Jill and Alan have their own secrets, and are both desperate to get their hands on her money.

Kate soon finds herself falling for the charms of Jonathon Jacobs in what she believes to be fate finally intervening and offering her a second chance, unaware that each move he makes has been directed, orchestrated and well-rehearsed as he begs her to leave her husband Alan.

But is it all too late, as she finds herself in the frame for murder?

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A signed copy of A Fool’s Circle

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Digital Copies of A Fool’s Circle

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About the Author

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Suzanne Seddon was born in 1968 in Islington, London. After leaving school she had many interesting jobs, from swimming teacher to air hostess, and was able to travel the globe. Now a single mum to her teenage daughter Poppy-willow, Suzanne spends her days writing and has written several articles for magazines and newspapers.

Growing up, Suzanne witnessed mental and physical abuse within her own family which strongly influenced her when she wrote her first play, A Fool’s Circle, when she attended the famous Anna Scher Theatre. Suzanne, however, was not content to leave it there and decided to go ahead and transform her play into a novel.

Not one to shy away from exciting challenges, she also wrote, acted, directed, cast and produced a trailer for the book around her hometown in Islington with the support of local businesses, who recognised the drive and importance of Suzanne and her work.

Suzanne is a passionate writer and she is determined to be heard so that the issue of domestic abuse is raised amongst the public’s consciousness, empowering others to speak out. She wants those who suffer at the hands of another to have their voices heard, loud and clear.

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Apologies for my Month-Long Hiatus

Hey everyone! I just wanted to apologize for my absences this last year. When I joined this community and still to this day, I still consider the people that I have met on here some of the best of friends and people that I have ever met and I know I have been lacking on my part on showing everyone love on their blogs and keeping updated. It was a helluva a year and was working hard to repair it and heal but back to this month. Sorry for being gone! We lost power and internet due to Hurricane Dorian and when we went to fix a tree downed on our porch it damaged the power lines so haven’t been able to be on the net. I have also been healing from a flare up of my fibro & autoimmune disorder and other illness but thankfully my family is safe and has been making it by sense all the repairs, outages, and such! Woot! My thoughts and prayers still go out to all those affected by the hurricanes this year. I know the Bahamas took a really bad hit.😢

Anywho, I am so thankful to be a part of this community and I apologize for any inconviences that I have caused. I plan on starting back up blog hopping, doing book reviews, and sharing my very own Dani cheer regularly again!❤❤❤ Much love to all of you guys and I can’t wait to catch up on everyone’s blogs.❤😚 Yay!

Why She Lied by Julie Coons R&R Tours Promo~ @JulieCoons1 @RRBookTours1

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Welcome to the blog tour for a truly unique, true crime type thriller, written memoir style called, Why She Lied by Julie Coons. Please read on for an excerpt and a chance to win a copy of the book!

*Warning: This book has many extreme triggers including but not limited to, sexual assault, child abuse, violence, and various types of trauma.

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Why She Lied

Publication Date: March 3rd, 2019

Genre: True Crime/ Memoir

Will she have to lose her child to save her child?

The day she tells her boyfriend she’s pregnant, is the same day he tells her he’s been accused of molestation. His trial is set to begin the following day.

She needs answers…

To get them, she tricks her boyfriend into signing a release form, giving her full access to all of his legal documents. She uncovers the truth, he’s guilty.

To save her unborn child from this monster, she gets an abortion.

FIVE YEARS LATER and still rebuilding her life, Julie finds out her ex-boyfriend has just become the most wanted man in America, involved in human trafficking. When detectives ask for her help locating him, she gets drawn into a baffling mystery. What began as a seemingly simple search soon turns into a much darker reality.

Someone from her past is watching…

Bit by bit, the tapestry of her own secret childhood begins to unravel. What she learns about her past will haunt her forever: family isn’t always what it seems.

Can she help bring this predator to justice, or will she die trying?

Excerpt

I wanted to throw up. It was so disturbing to hear her talk about a grown man trying to have sexual relations with a child. I expressed my deepest condolences to her.

Then she asked me the million-dollar question: “Are you still with James?”

“No way, of course not, but I have a problem. I found out the day before he told me about his court date that I was pregnant with his child.”

I could actually hear her gasp on the other end of the phone.

Without taking another breath she said, “You have to get rid of that baby.”

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JULIE COONS lives in a small town in Oregon. THIS DOES NOT LEAVE THIS HOUSE was her debut memoir. Amy’s bookshelf reviews awarded it the #1 position for top 10 books of 2018. Her second book WHY SHE LIED is based on a true story. Her books are written to lead a movement toward positive change. She tells the stories of her life with honesty and strength.

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September 2nd

Reads & Reels (Spotlight) http://readsandreels.com

Breakeven Books (Spotlight) https://breakevenbooks.com

LoopyLouLaura (Review) https://www.loopyloulaura.com/

September 3rd

Scarlett Readz & Runz (Interview) https://scarlettreadzandrunz.com/

Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Spotlight) https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com

LIBRORUM IN SEMPITERNUM (Review) http://libroruminsempiternumhome.wordpress.com

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Just 4 My Books (Review) http://www.just4mybooks.wordpress.com

Shalini’s Books and Reviews (Spotlight) https://bookreviewsbyshalini.com/

Reviews and Promos by Nyx (Review) https://nyxblogs.wordpress.com/

September 5th

Kim Knight (Interview) http://kimknightauthor.wordpress.com

Jessica Belmont (Review) https://jessicabelmont.wordpress.com/

My Bookish Bliss (Review) http://mybookishbliss.com

September 6th

Mermaid in these Jeans (Spotlight) https://mermaidinthesejeans.com

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review) https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/

Misty’s Book Space (Review) http://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com

The Faerie Review (Review) http://www.thefaeriereview.com

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Spotlight) http://themagicofworlds.wordpress.com

Entertainingly Nerdy (Review) https://www.entertaininglynerdy.com

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Hey guys! I know I told everyone I would be hpopping right back on the bloggy wheel but this week has been crazy chaos!

I hear of another hurricane and it makes me sad for everyone affected but since Charleston, South Carolina is not usually effected bad I worried about healing from the accident and illness I just had but then I get these crazy alerts for mandatory evacuation!!!

We had to scramble with a crippled me find a friend to stay with since it would be better than my mobile home. Then surprise, surprise, we have been out of power for the last couple days! So my biggest apologies to the author & blog host fo being late and to the bloggy community about not keeping in touch! Pray for me that the flooding will subside and that I will once again have power!

Luckily it cleared up some and I could muck it to my car was able to charge my phones in my car for a bit but until then prayers & healing vibes to everyonee else effected by Hurricane Dorian! Xoxo! You guys rock and thanks for checking out this awesome book!💖😘📚 Much love to you all!!!

The Devil’s Apprentice(The Great Devil War #1)

The Devil’s Apprentice (The Great Devil War #1)

Publication Date: October 5th, 2018

Genre: YA Fantasy

So sorry to the author & R;R for missing this tour on the right time due to being sick. I thank you for this opportunity!

Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy. Philip is terrible at being bad, but Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training him in the ways of evil. Philip gets both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld—but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne?

Even though the story (mostly) takes place in Hell and deals with themes like evil, death and free will, it is also a humoristic tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective. A tale that hopefully will make the reader – young or old, boy or girl – laugh and think. – Kenneth B. Andersen

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Wow, this book was quite entertaining! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first read the synopsis but I can say it went over and beyond my expectations. I loved how so much different aspects were mixed with the concept of good and evil. The characters were amazing and once you started reading you don’t want to stop! I am looking forward to reading the next novel! Woot!

About Kenneth Bøgh Andersen

I was born in Denmark on a dark and stormy night in November 1976. I began writing when I was a teenager. My first book was a really awful horror novel titled Nidhug’s Slaves. It didn’t get published. Luckily. 

During the next 7 years, I wrote nearly 20 novels–all of which were rejected–while working as a school teacher. The rest of the time I spent writing.

In 2000 I published my debut fantasy book, The Battle of Caïssa, and that’s when things really took off. Since then I’ve published more than thirty-five books for children and young adults in genres ranging from fantasy to horror and science fiction. 

My books have been translated into more than 15 languages and my series about the superhero Antboy has been adapted for film, which is available on Netflix. An animated tv series is currently in development.

A musical of The Devil’s Apprentice opened in the fall 2018 and the movie rights for the series have also been optioned.

I live in Copenhagen with my wife, two boys, a dog named Milo and spiders in the basement.

You can read more on my English website www.kennethbandersen.com

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