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Book Birthday: The Garden of Promises and Lies (Found Things #3) by Paula Brackston

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Hello, my lovelies. Today, I’m very excited to announce a book birthday. The Garden of Promises and Lies by Paula Brackston. The third book in her time-travelling romance fantasy series, Found Things.

I’m currently reading The Garden of Promises and Lies and will post my review later this month.

Keep reading to find out more about The Garden of Promises and Lies, the Found Things series and its author.

About the Book

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Book Birthday: The Garden of Promises and Lies (Found Things #3) by Paula BrackstonTitle: The Garden of Promises and Lies by Paula Brackston
Series: Found Things #3
Published by St Martin's Press on 3 November, 2020
Genres: Historical, Fantasy
Narrator: Marisa Calin
Length: 10 hours 34 minutes
No. of Pages: 305

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 Secrets of the Chocolate House was called a "time-swapping romance [that] will please fans of Alice Hoffman" (Publishers Weekly). Now, Brackston returns to the Found Things series with The Garden of Promises and Lies.

As the bustle of the winter holidays in the Little Shop of Found Things gives way to spring, Xanthe is left to reflect on the strange events of the past year. While she's tried to keep her time-traveling talents a secret from those close to her, she is forced to take responsibility for having inadvertently transported the dangerous Benedict Fairfax to her own time. Xanthe comes to see that she must use her skills as a spinner if she and Flora are ever to be safe, and turns to the Spinners book for help.

It is then that a beautiful antique wedding dress sings to her. Realizing the dress and her adversary are connected in some way, she answers the call. She finds herself in Bradford-on-Avon in 1815, as if she has stepped into a Jane Austen story.

Now in Xanthe's time, Fairfax is threatening Xanthe into helping him with his evil doings, and demonstrates all too clearly how much damage he is capable of causing. With Fairfax growing ever more powerful, Xanthe enlists the help of her boyfriend Liam, taking him back in time with her. It is a decision that might just ensure she prevails over her foe, but only by putting her life—and his—on the line.


Formats Available: eBook, Audiobook, Kindle with Narration, Paperback
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal Link ¦ Audible* ¦ Book Depository* ¦ Waterstones*

Found Things Series

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.

Books in the Series

Buy FOUND THINGS in print, eBook and audio formats through the usual sources, including:

 Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ The Book Depository ¦ Audible ¦ Foyles ¦ Waterstones

About Paula Brackston

Author - Paula Brackston

Paula Brackston lives in a wild, mountainous part of Wales. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, and is a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Wales, Newport. Before becoming a writer, Paula tried her hand at various career paths, with mixed success. These included working as a groom on a racing yard, as a travel agent, a secretary, an English teacher, and a goat herd. Everyone involved (particularly the goats) is very relieved that she has now found a job she is actually able to do properly.

When not hunched over her keyboard in her tiny office under the stairs, Paula is dragged outside by her children to play Swedish tennis on the vertiginous slopes which surround them. She also enjoys being walked by the dog, hacking through weeds in the vegetable patch, or sitting by the pond with a glass of wine. Most of the inspiration for her writing comes from stomping about on the mountains being serenaded by skylarks and buzzards.

In 2007 Paula was shortlisted in the Creme de la Crime search for new writers. In 2010 her book 'Nutters' (writing as PJ Davy) was shortlisted for the Mind Book Award, and she was selected by the BBC under their New Welsh Writers scheme.

Thanks for visiting and helping me celebrate this book birthday, The Garden of Promises and Lies. Now go check it out for yourself and buy it! 😉

You can find Paul Brackston on my favourite authors’ page. Before you go, check out all the amazing authors that I’ve listed too.

Bye for now,

Flora x

About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(2) Comments

  1. Loved the first 2 books – can’t wait to read the 3rd. On hold at the library.

    1. I’m really enjoying it, Bev. Paula’s writing style is so eloquent and I love her attention to historic detail.

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