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Secrets of the Chocolate House
Secrets of the Chocolate House | Paula Brackston
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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 Brackstons 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 Floras 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?
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This is the second in series about a young woman living in Marlborough and helping her mum run an antique shop. Xanthe has a gift for hearing certain antique objects “speak” (in this case a copper chocolate kettle from the 17th century). She has a vision that Samuel (an architect she fell for in the previous book) may be in trouble and travels back to try and help him. In the process she learns more about her gift of “spinning” time from a ⬇️⬇️

robinb former Spinner, gains a vicious enemy, and resolves her feelings for Samuel. This second book does a good job of expounding on the first by answering some questions and further developing characters. And it also leaves a convenient cliffhanger for book three. 4/5⭐️ @StMartinsPress #NetGalley 1mo
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Up next is the sequel to The Little Shop of Found Things, which I read last October and was a 4⭐️ for me. These are a mixture of time travel, ghost story (my second in a row 😄), mystery and romance. Out 10/22.

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💙 the cover!

megnews Love that cover! 2mo
AnneCecilie That title 😍 2mo
robinb @AnneCecilie Yummmm🤤 2mo
robinb @megnews 👍😊 2mo
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I think I was a bit annoyed when I wrote that review. Sorry. 😶

The 17th century clothing is called 'medieval' again. 🙈🙈🙈 But that was not my only pet peeve.

squirrelbrain 😬😬😬 5mo
Birdsong28 Don't be dismissive of how you felt about a book, if that's how you felt about it then you should let it people know 😁 5mo
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My son: You should drink more water. I fixed you some.


Today is a strange day. I feel hung over. No idea why. So, I'm extending the #readathon 😁😁😁

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 #24B4Monday stats: roughly 17 hours.

ravenlee Good job taking care of mom! 6mo
kspenmoll What delicious water; what a good son! 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Awesome! I love extended readathons! 😍 6mo
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Andrew65 A great son, and a great idea to extend the Readathon! 😍👍 6mo
Soubhiville I‘m going to spend the bulk of the day reading too. Drink more water and feel better! 6mo
xxjenadanxx Oh yum, lemon water! So thoughtful!! 6mo
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