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Secrets of the Chocolate House (Found Things #2) (Review)

January 15, 2020



 My Review



This fantasy,historical novel is the continuation in the Found Things series.
This book has so much charm it will make you sit up and take notice.
A true page turner with a split time frame including seventeenth century and modern day life in Marlborough. 

Running an antique shop with her mother she comes in contact with many unique pieces some of which "speak" to her. Beckoning her back to the seventeenth century again is a copper chocolate pot, dare she return?

Xanthe's life is modern times but yet she can't get Samuel off

her mind and in the past.
There are still so many injustices to be seen to and secrets to

discover about the past.

If Xanthe does return to the past will she be able to return home once again and will her mind be at peace?
Edge of your seat reading that completely made me want to sit and read this all at once.

Pub Date 22 Oct 2019
I was given a complimentary copy. Thank you.
All opinions expressed are my own.




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GoodReads Summary


The second novel in a bewitching series "brimming with charm and charisma" that will make "fans of Outlander rejoice!" (Woman's World Magazine)

New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston’s The Little Shop of Found Things was called “a page-turner that will no doubt leave readers eager for future series installments” (Publishers Weekly). Now, Brackston returns to the Found Things series with its sequel, Secrets of the Chocolate House.

After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough. She tells herself she must forget about Samuel and leave him in the past where he belongs. With the help of her new friends, she does her best to move on, focusing instead on the success of her and Flora’s antique shop.

But there are still things waiting to be found, still injustices needing to be put right, still voices whispering to Xanthe from long ago about secrets wanting to be shared.

While looking for new stock for the shop, Xanthe hears the song of a copper chocolate pot. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past.

This time she'll meet her most dangerous adversary. This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. This time she will discover her true destiny. Will that destiny allow her to return home? And will she be able to save Samuel when his own fate seems to be sealed? 



About The Author





in The United Kingdom 





Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance



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.


Paula lives in Wales with her partner and their two children.



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