Secrets of the chocolate house / Paula Brackston.

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  • Author(s): Brackston, Paula, author
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    New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
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    Found things; 2
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      First Edition.
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      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-turnerthat 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 herbest 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 herand 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 hearsthe 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 willbe 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?"-- Provided by publisher.
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      BRACKSTON, P. Secrets of the chocolate house. [s.l.] : St. Martin’s Press, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 16 out. 2019.
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      Brackston P. Secrets of the Chocolate House. St. Martin’s Press; 2019. Accessed October 16, 2019.
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      Brackston, P. (2019). Secrets of the chocolate house. St. Martin’s Press. Retrieved from
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      Brackston, Paula. 2019. Secrets of the Chocolate House. Found Things: 2. St. Martin’s Press.
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      Brackston, P. (2019) Secrets of the chocolate house. St. Martin’s Press (Found things: 2). Available at: (Accessed: 16 October 2019).
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      Brackston, P 2019, Secrets of the chocolate house, Found things: 2, St. Martin’s Press, viewed 16 October 2019, .
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      Brackston, Paula. Secrets of the Chocolate House. St. Martin’s Press, 2019. EBSCOhost,
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      Brackston, Paula. Secrets of the Chocolate House. Found Things: 2. St. Martin’s Press, 2019.
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      Brackston P. Secrets of the chocolate house [Internet]. St. Martin’s Press; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 16]. (Found things: 2). Available from:


PW Reviews 2019 August #3

In Brackston's pleasing follow-up to The Little Shop of Found Things, her supernaturally gifted heroine, Xanthe Westlake, goes back to the early 1600s, where she finds her lover under threat from a mysterious and powerful stranger. Xanthe and her mother, Flora, in the present, are working to make their small antique shop in Marlborough, England a success. But their efforts are put on the back burner when Xanthe, who has the power to sense the historical life of items in the shop, hears an antique chocolate pot singing to her and has a vision of her former lover Samuel, who she met when traveling to 1605 in the previous book, being imprisoned. The revelation pushes her to return to the 17th century, following the chocolate pot to a chocolate house, where she learns about the persecution of Catholics and dissenters. She also learns that Samuel is in the custody of Benedict Fairfax, a local aristocrat who knows more about Xanthe than she expected. As she tries to free Samuel, Xanthe becomes embroiled in the political turmoil of the time and fears she might not make it home—or perhaps even want to return. Brackston's vibrant story is on firm historical ground, with period details woven in nicely. While the plot is less propulsive than the first book, Brackston's majestic time-swapping romance will please fans of Alice Hoffman. (Oct.)

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