In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd – Fantasy – loved the feel of this one. Appreciated the interconnected feel. How everything happened for a reason. How there was magic in the ordinary and extraordinary. How living next to a graveyard can provide business and inspiration. Really loved the characters, that small town feel and the support they provide one another. Especially appreciated the ending and how it honors history. Just beautiful.
“Any kind of home makes people do crazy things,” Greta said. “Hope of riches. Hope of love. Hope of goodness.”
“My admonition: You don’t have to go looking for stories across the world. You only have to look out your window.”
“Granny Blue said that everybody you meet is just a walking, talking broken heart. Some people just put the pieces back together better than others.”
“Sometimes even doing the right thing will leave you with scars. But beauty comes from ashes, too.”
Goodreads Summary: “Everyone in Emma’s family is special. Her ancestors include Revolutionary War spies, brilliant scientists, and famous musicians–every single one of which learned of their extraordinary destiny through a dream.
For Emma, her own dream can’t come soon enough. Right before her mother died, Emma promised that she’d do whatever it took to fulfill her destiny, and she doesn’t want to let her mother down.
But when Emma’s dream finally arrives, it points her toward an impossible task–finding a legendary treasure hidden in her town’s cemetery. If Emma fails, she’ll let down generations of extraordinary ancestors . . . including her own mother. But how can she find something that’s been missing for centuries and might be protected by a mysterious singing ghost?”
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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