Affect my rating or reviewI was hoping that this book could turn it around but honestly I was just bored You would think a book about time travel would be interesting but it s really not I think Brackston is hoping to set up Xanthe so have an pic nemesis like in her The Witch s Daughter series and I just cannot live through that mess again This book doesn t hang together very well Xanthe is not interesting at all We have some pieces about her ability to spin through time but no real information We also have her talking to another character about this and my yes glazed over I wanted Xanthe to go back to Samuel
and her protestations about her mother and her store just got annoying We also have three love interests this her protestations about her mother and her store just got annoying We also have three love interests this through and I just threw up my hands The big bad was a laugh and a half and I just maybe snickered at the nding Maybe next time Xanthe listens to someone Xanthe is trying to stay focused on helping her mother run her antiue business in the town of Marlborough Xanthe still thinks about Samuel the man she met back in the seventeenth century However Xanthe is determined to not travel back in time She had a hard time lying to her mother and she knows that she can t say back in the past However on a shopping trip with her mother a chocolate pot sings to Xanthe She doesn t know why it s calling to her and why it seems so reluctant to show her it s story When Xanthe gets a vision that Samuel is in danger she travels back in time to find out that he is being held prisoner and soon to be hanged for a plot against the king If this isn t nough Xanthe s x Marcus is running around Marlborough trying to get her to talk to him again And of course we have Liam still wanting from Xanthe though she s told him she s not ready for a relationship I don t know I should not have been hoping that Xanthe fail and stay back in the past Her reasoning behind staying for her mother made me cringe a bit I don t really see Xanthe doing what she loves she s staying to take care of her mother and help her with her business We hear how Xanthe is a really good singer and I don t recall her singing that much this go round Maybe once I think It just seems as if all of her supposed passions are dried up When Xanthe finally meets someone who knows about her abilities though she can t get information out of them I started to get annoyed because it makes zero sense to me why it s not discussed And then of course Xanthe meets another spinner or what I call a dark leaper you uantum Leap fans know what I am talking about Honestly that is what jarred me a bit I did start thinking about this book being a send up of uantum Leap and then I started to see if I could find that series streaming anywhere I can t Culture and Enchantment even say much about other characters The most interesting one to me is a woman that Xanthe meets in the past who won t tell her much We sadly don t getnough scenes with her and Samuel Liam bugs me and Marcus sucked We have Xanthe revealing her powers to someone and I was so bored with that that I started looking up uantum Leap gifs The writing read as forced to me a few times I mean honestly this whole Samuel is in danger thing could have been tied up pretty fast But nope we have Xanthe jumping back and forth in time and dealing with nonsense from Marcus and going over her abilities with someone and then going back in time trying to deal with the vil leaper Pick a story line and stick with it pleaseThe flow was off and I kept going oh is she still on that with so and so I just started to lose interest in this whole book by the 70 percent mark or so It was a struggle to finish cause we have like 3 or 4 ndings before we get to the dun dun dun one The book jumps back and forth from our time to the 1600s in England again The only reason why I am giving this book 2 stars though is that Brackston obviously did research on chocolate houses in that time and place and chocolate pots I didn t D DAY Through German Eyes 2 even know that this was a real thing and got interested in reading about them and liked the details we are given At times the book reads as a history book but it didn t bother me at all Thending is a cliffhanger and one wonders how Xanthe is going to get her way out of this one Xanthe can. Th 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 antiue shopBut 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 sharedW. I loved The Little Shop of Found
Things And Was Very Excited To Read and was very Baroque Personae excited to read second book in the Found Things series Paula Brackston does not disappoint Secrets of the Chocolate House is anxtremely Democratic Art enjoyable read that I don t think reuires reading the first book Brackston seems to provide the necessary information to new readers while also reminding the old readers It was delightful to meet up with Xanthe again and to accompany her as she travels through time It was also fun to see the Appleby clanspecially Samuel Xanthe has a gift Certain objects sing to her prompting her to travel to a certain time where her help is needed She feels compelled to heed the call because otherwise the outcome could be regrettable and the future thrown off its proper pathSecrets of the Chocolate House begins with the discovery of an old chocolate pot that sings to Xanthe and produces uite an adventure that challenges her resourcefulness and perseverance Xanthe must dea An Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? enchanting second book in the Found Things Series Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston is another bewitching journey back in time filled with magic and intrigue The writing is vivid and atmospheric and I simply love the author s style as she brings to life the small town of Marlborough with its shops and cottages and the characters There s a certain comfort in returning back to familiar and belove This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in BooksI had a great time with this book Afternjoying the first book in this series The Little Shop of Found Things I was really xcited to see what would happen next in Xanthe s life I went into the book hoping that I would like it as much as I did the first book and I did This was a story that was able to grab me from the very beginning and was njoyable until the nd I am
so glad that I made the choice to give this series a tryXanthe glad that I made the choice to give this series a tryXanthe able to move through time She runs an antiue shop with her mother in the present time and when she finds certain items they call to her Sometimes these items are connected with an vent and Xanthe has the ability to go to that time to make things right When she finds a chocolate pot she has a vision of Samuel and he is in trouble She goes back to Samuel s time the 17th century to try to help him and find things have become very complicatedI loved the fact that in this book we learn about the act of time traveling or spinning I have a feeling that we are only at the beginning of learning all about what Xanthe can really do There were some great characters introduced in this installment and I Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust enjoyed seeing Xanthe interact with the mistress of the chocolate house I also really liked the fact that Xanthe bounces around in time a bit during the story so we get a pretty clear picture of what is going on in both time periods She has uite a few challenges to overcome in both time periods I thought that Marisa Calin did a fabulous job with the narration I loved how consistent the voices that she uses have been throughout the series Each character has a very distinct sound and I thought that she added a lot of life to the characters The way she reads the story adds a lot ofmotion and Conscience and Memory excitement to it I think that I might havenjoyed this book just a bit because of her narrationI would recommend this book to others I do recommend reading this series in order if at all possible since the relationships between the characters do change over time I had a great time journey through time with Xanthe and look forward to her future adventures I received a digital review copy of this book from St Martin s Press via NetGalley and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library via OverdriveInitial ThoughtsWhat a wonderful story I had such a good time with Xanthe as she traveled back and forth in time trying to set things in the past right It was really interesting to learn about her particular brand of time travel and I Pansy Vol. 6 enjoyed watching her juggle the demands of the past along with those in her own time I listened to the audiobook and thought that the narrator did a fantastic job with this story I can t wait to see what will happen next in this series Please note that I received this book via NetGalley This did not. 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 readersager for future series installments” Publishers Weekly Now Brackston returns to the Found Things series with its seuel Secrets of the Chocolate HouseAfter her adventures in the seventeen. ,
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Travel back in time using antiue items from her shop Some antiue items just sing for her telling her that they hold secrets that need to be told Ever since she touched a chatelaine and was transported back to 1605 in the first book in this series The Little Shop of Found Things I ve been agerly awaiting Xanthe s next trip back in time This time a copper chocolate pot calls out to herand she
decides to answer the call of the past again This story is just as ntertaining and xciting as the first oneto answer the call of the past again This story is just as ntertaining and xciting as the first one with a lot character development Xanthe is learning to
TAKE TIME TRAVEL IN STRIDETAKING TIMEtime travel in stridetaking time better prepare and being open to learning about her strange calling or talent powerswhatever you want to call it I njoyed seeing Xanthe s relationship with her grandmother Flora develop a bit plus her relationships with locals in present time become a bit deeperand her coming to terms with her ties to the past and history A reader could jump in and start reading with this story It isn t totally necessary to have read book one first There is nough information given to understand the characters and situation But in order to fully understand all the nuances it really is best to read book one The Little Shop of Found Things first Plus it s a very njoyable book Nice addition to this developing series I will definitely be reading by Paula BrackstonI voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book from St Martins Press via NetGalley All opinions The Baby Swap Miracle expressed arentirely my own 35 I m njoying this time travel series by Paula Brackston I find it very well researched and the Seventeenth Century in England fascinating I was delighted to learn that hot chocolate houses were popular in that time This book certainly had me wanting to ha Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston is a well written ntertaining mix of Historical Fiction and Fantasy that kept me ngaged throughout the book While it is the second book in the series it worked as a standalone novel I believe most readers would benefit from reading the series in order as there are references back to vents in the first book of the series However this did not diminish my reading pleasureThe novel takes place in and around Marlborough a market town in the Bewitching atmospheric and adventurousI absolutely love this series The time travel aspect is one of the highlights for meThank you so much to St Martin s Press for kindly sending me a physical copy to read I read this one with Brenda and Lindsay I received a free copy of Secrets of the Chocolate House by Paula Brackston from NetGalley for my honest reviewThis book is the second book in a series the first book being Little Shop of Found Things Another wonderful and adventurous time traveling read In this second book you get to learn about the characters and their abilities Xanthe has the ability to go back in time using antiue objects that sing to her She travels back in time to help friends from the 1600 s where she also gets to meet others who have the same ability A well written and fun read 4 stars A spellbinding journey back into my favourite time travel storyI will start by saying generally I am not one to njoy time travel stories as I have a hard time accepting storylines that aren t realistic This book is a huge Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation exception for me I LOVE the time travel aspect It is presented in a delicate subtle manner that wasasy for me to Gender Justice embrace Injoyed this book Generations and Collective Memory even than Book 1I fell in love with the main character Xanthe in the first book in this series She is a young woman who owns an antiue shop with her aging mother She finds herself drawn to certain antiue items that sing to her connecting her with their past As soon as I started this book I was immediately drawn deep into Xanthe s newest adventure The writing islouent and ngrossing The atmosphere is thick and palpable The storyline is intriguing warm and suspenseful The characters are uniue and ndearing I was fully invested in their lives If you From Notes to Narrative enjoy time travel stories or feel like trying a beautifully written step outside your usual genre I highly recommend this series Thank you to St Martin s Press for providing me with a physical copy to read and review with The Traveling Sister. Hile 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 pastThis 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.