THE LITTLE SHOP of FOUND THINGS by Paula Brackston & Giveaway



An antique shop haunted by a ghost.
A silver belt chain with an injustice in its story.
An adventure to the past she’ll never forget.

That’s the premise to bestselling author, Paula Brackston’s new novel, LITTLE SHOP of FOUND THINGS (St.Martin’sPress). Xanthe Westlake has a special gift – she’s 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. It started when she was only ten years old. So when she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver antique she has to know more.

It’s while she’s examining the chatelaine behind her and her mother Flora’s antique shop that she finds herself transported back to the turbulent days of 1605. Upon her return, a ghost confronts Xanthe, tasking her with changing the past to save an innocent girl’s life,  or else it’ll cost her Flora’s

While Xanthe fights to save the girl, she meets an architect who may be the key to fulfilling her promise. He may also be the reason she can’t bring herself to leave.

This is the first in a new Paula Brackston series. She’a new author for me and I didn’t quite know what to expect. I enjoyed the magic, mystery and romance of this witchy novel. I got caught up in the magicial fantasy. Perfect for the upcoming season of fall and Halloween. Perhaps something pumpkin spice to drink while reading?


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

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press, we’re able to offer two giveaways. Just tell us what you love about fall.

We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY USA only please.

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43 thoughts on “THE LITTLE SHOP of FOUND THINGS by Paula Brackston & Giveaway

  1. I love everything about fall. The cool, crisp weather, the gorgeous colors, the pumpkins, sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything!

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  2. When we lived up north, the changing of the leaves. It was so beautiful…like Mother Nature painting her own canvas. 😊🍂🍃

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  3. Fall is a beautiful season of rest for us. It’s when everything seems to take a pause, renew and refresh come Spring. This author seems to have captured that combination of present appreciating what has gone before. I’d love to read this one – with a cup of hot spiced apple cider! 🔰 🔰👓

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  4. Fall is beautiful and gives me pleasure for the early morning walks in the foothills, the sunshine and perfect temps and the evenings filled with soothing tea and books.

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  5. I love the cool, crisp air and the wonderful fresh smell, especially when’s it’s rained just a bit, like this morning.

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  6. I love the autumn leaves, the cold breeze and all the upcoming holidays! It is so close to the end of the year and I can also feel the good vibes =)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  7. What I love about fall are the cooler temperatures, leaves color changes, scents of pumpkin and cinnamon, soups, hearty casserole dishes, and the approaching holiday season.

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  8. I love so much about fall–it’s my favorite season. The fall colors, cooler air, crisp apples, sweaters, football, my anniversary, my birthday, and Thanksgiving.


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  9. I love love because everything peppermint is great supply like peppermint creamer for my hot chocolate.


  10. Fall is actually my favorite season! I love the crisp air, changing colors of the leaves 🍁 and of course all thins pumpkin! 🎃


  11. I love the leaves 🍃🍂🍁 changing colors and The Holidays are starting
    Thank You for the chance 😊🍯🐝😊 Thank You for sharing this Book with us 😊😃


  12. I love the crisp fall air, the beautiful changing leaves, wearing sweaters & boots, curling up in front of the fireplace with a great book, & all the pumpkin flavored items that pop up practically everywhere! It’s my absolute favorite season! Thanks for the chance! 🍁🍂🎃☕📚


  13. Honestly, it would be a shorter list if I told you what I don’t like lol. Fall is my favorite season. The colors, the cooler temps, my favorite holiday Halloween!! More recently since my son has started playing I’m a huge fan of football!!!


  14. I love the breezy, cooler days watching the beautiful colors of the leave below in the wind. Smells of fall….uuuuummmmm.


  15. I live in south Florida. There is no fall here. But we do have Pumpkin Spice Lattes and that’s kinda the same thing.


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