Jan 31 2018

Can’t Wait Wednesday #27: The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 47 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well!



When I came across this, the whole idea of magic and romance within a antique shop really caught my attention. Add in being transported back in time the 17th century, and that was it. I knew I had to add this one to my wish list! I am looking forward to reading the mother/daughter bond, it sounds like everything about this one will be amazing…

What are you waiting on this week?



The Little Shop of Found Things
By: Paula Brackston
Expected Publication: October 2nd 2018
Published: Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance, Magic
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Blurb: From St. Martin’s Press

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.


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47 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #27: The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston”

  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    At first glance I thought this was magical realism (which never, ever works for me so I tend to avoid it), but reading the synopsis fully… a ghost, time travel, romance… yes! Really like the sound of this one and it seems like it could be the start to a great series. Glad you shared, Jenea!

  2. Melissa

    I’ve read this author before and while I enjoyed the read, didn’t love it enough to finish the series. This sounds like the start of a great new series though.

  3. Sam@WLABB

    They had me at magical journey and Outlander. I sort of think it’s cool that the magic is tied to items she finds. Can’t wait to see what you thing about this one.

  4. Anne @ The Reading Life

    People judge books in many different ways, but I, as a reader, usually judge books on their fundamental idea and its title. Can I just say, “The Little Shop of Found Things” is such a cool title! Like, seriously. Maybe the sequel could be called The Little Shop of Lost Things, or the author should’ve written a book about a shop where you can find every single thing the person had lost, something like that.

    Either way, this book seems really interesting and great review!

  5. Maria Behar

    Oh, oh, oh!!!! What a find!! (Pun FULLY intended, lol.) Starting with that GORGEOUS cover, I MUST get this book!! Well, I’ve already added it to my Goodreads shelves! This is SERIOUSLY AWESOME, Jenea!! I want, I want, I want!!! NOW!!!!

    But seriously, this story really appeals to me. I love the whole mother/daughter angle, the historical aspects, the time travel aspect, the romance….heck, EVERYTHING!!

    Thanks for featuring this book!! Thanks as well for tweeting my own CWW posts!! Hope you’re having a nice week!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. Becky V.

    I swear this author gets some of the prettiest covers out there. This one sounds like it has a lot of elements that I love–I’m definitely adding this to my tbr!

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