The Little Shop of Found Things (Found Things #1) by Paula Brackston

The Little Shop of Found Things (Found Things #1)

A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure, reminiscent of OutlanderNew 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. Xant...


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TitleThe Little Shop of Found Things (Found Things #1)
ISBN9781250072436
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Release DateOct 16th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Fiction, Mystery, Romance
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Reviews The Little Shop of Found Things (Found Things #1)

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    Mesmerizing, magical & bewitching!The premise and themes that are featured in this book are probably some of my most favourite elements that I love to read about in my books. The supernatural, magical realism, time travel and antiques. Then bring all those things together into a book adding a little bit of romance to the storyline then I’m one happy and very contented reader!THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS by PAULA BRACKSTON is a charming, haun...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    The Little Shop of Found Things is the beginning of a new series involving time travel and antiques. Xanthe and her mother, Flora have an antique shop in Marlborough. Xanthe has a special gift of being able to touch an antique object and experience a sense of the past and the story the antique holds. One day she feels a connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine and knows she must purchase it and find out more. While she is examining her new fin...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    It was the cover that drew me to this book. When I saw it, it was a magical experience for me. I found myself for the first time on a long time just staring at the cover mesmerized. One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to try and find a "cute little town" and go antiquing followed by lunch of course at an equally quaint restaurant or pub. So I found myself transfixed by this cover wishing that I could be transported to the Antique s...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    4 stars! A mysterious, haunting and magical journey.This charming tale follows Xanthe (love that name!) and her mother, Flora, who leave big city life to take over an antiques shop in the small, historic town of Marlborough, Wiltshire. Xanthe has always had an unexplainable connection to antiques, finding some pieces ‘speak’ to her of their past. Soon after arriving in the small town, while attending an antiques auction in a nearby village, X...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    Xanthe and her mother Flora’s arrival at the small village of Marlborough was a new start for them both. The past was not worth thinking about for either of them, although unfortunately it was still present. When Flora had discovered the old antique shop, which had been unoccupied since the previous owner’s death, she was excited. Flora’s love of antiques, along with Xanthe’s affinity to some of the pieces meant the opening of the shop wa...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston is the first book in the new series by the same name. This one is a time traveling fantasy read with a touch of paranormal and mixed with romance and mystery along the way.Ever since Xanthe was a little girl she has had the unique ability of objects “talking” to her and telling her their story when she touches them. She and her mother, Flora, are just opening up a new antique shop when the tw...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    The Little Shop of Found Things is a historical fantasy and the first in a series for Paula Brackston and definitely one we are looking forward to reading more of.The Little Shop of Found Things is a charming and intriguing adventure through time with a mystery, some historical details and a dash of romance (well maybe a bit more than a dash) that I really enjoyed from start to finish. It does start off a bit slow and takes some time to get into....
  • Selena
    1970-01-01
    I received a free copy of The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston from NetGalley for my honest review.Xanthe Westgate has a connection to objects. The objects sing to her and provide her with images and stories from the people who originally owned them. Xanthe moved to Marlbrough with her mom, Flora, to open an antique shop. There, she experiences her biggest connection ever with a specific object. She is trying to uncover it's secrets...
  • Tina
    1970-01-01
    I listened to this audio book and what a pleasure it was! The narrator's voice and expressions was perfect! Paula Brackston's words are beautiful and her descriptions make you feel as if you are right there! Also loved the cover of this book. Just perfect!Xanthe and her mother Flora have opened an antique shop. Xanthe has always had a sort of, "power" that when she touches old things she can feel and hear their story. She discovers an old, "Chate...
  • Juli
    1970-01-01
    After leaving London for a fresh start, Xanthe runs an antique store in Marlborough with her mother, Flora. Xanthe finds herself feeling a connection to the people that owned the items that they offer for sale in the shop. Then it becomes more than just a feeling....she touches one item and finds herself transported back to 1605. A ghost demands Xanthe's help with righting an injustice. This book is such a nice blend of supernatural, mystery and ...
  • Erin Clemence
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.“The Little Shop of Found Things” by Paula Brackston falls into the genre, which I am now identifying as, ‘time travel fiction’. Xanthe and her mother, Flora, are keen to start a new life after acquiring a small, antiques shop in an equally small U.K town. Xanthe has always felt an attachment to antiques, sometimes f...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    1970-01-01
    EXCERPT: Xanthe shook her head, refusing to let her own experiences hold her back. She was not here for herself. Someone was calling her. Someone else was trapped and afraid. Aside from her own memories, she could feel another level of anxiety. One that was connected to the antique silver in her hands. Was the fear that she was experiencing that of whomever had owned the chatelaine, or her own nervousness at what might be shown to her? At what sh...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    1970-01-01
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was a wonderful story! I have to admit that I was probably first drawn to this book by its lovely cover. Isn't it gorgeous? I also loved the idea of a book set in a little shop but once I knew that the story had an element of time-travel, I knew that I had to read this book. I was completely captivated by this book and couldn't wait to see how everything would work out.Xanthe and...
  • BookGypsy
    1970-01-01
    A remarkable blend of magic, mystery and romance. Xanthe and her mother open an antique shop in Marlbrough looking for a fresh start.Leaving London behind. Xanthe has a deep connection to the antiques she finds. All she has to do is hold it in her hands. So when she discovers a silver Chatelaine it sets her on a wild mystery. A ghost taunts her endlessly to clear her daughters name. But that means Xanthe would have to be in the seventeenth centur...
  • Selena
    1970-01-01
    I received a free e-copy of The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston from NetGalley for my honest review.This is the first book I have ever read by Paula Brackston. It was a fun and fast read. Xanthe, has a connection to objects and in the antique business that can be a problem when a ghost discovers her gift. Traveling back to 1605 to save a relative of the ghost but the ghost threatens Xanthe's mother. That is where complications aris...
  • Hollis
    1970-01-01
    I'm no stranger to Brackston's witchier novels, so when I saw this contemporary time travel adventure set around a woman with psychometry -- aka the ability to connect or feel impressions from objects -- I was intrigued. Not quite witchy but also a little bit magical.THE LITTLE SHOP OF FOUND THINGS is a slow build of a mother and daughter starting over in a small town after both have faced hardship, both wanting to move on and begin anew. Xanthe'...
  • Bookworm
    1970-01-01
    A gracious thank you to St Martin's Press and Paula Brackston for an advanced copy. The plot lives up to its promise of ghosts, time travel and romance. It reminded me very much of the Outlander and I can see readers who fell in love with that series, gravitating towards this one too. Unfortunately for me, and it appears I'm in the minority here, I just wasn't able to connect with the characters and plot. I tried hard to invest myself fully but s...
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to St. Martin's Press and Netgalley for the chance to read and review this novel early.I have only good things to say about The Little Shop of Found Things and I'm delighted this book lived up to and even surpassed my expectations! I didn't read the entire blurb when I decided to request this book from Netgalley, so I wasn't quite sure what to this story had in store for me. Judging by the cover and title, and the Historical Fiction g...
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    Enjoyed this adventure! I love books that take you back in time and this one was fun with a ghost, a witch, time travel, a love interest (or two?) and a matter of life and death. Although the witchcraft in this book was decidedly understated, Xanthe definitely had a gift. Objects "sang" to her and she was driven to solve what they were trying to tell her. This adventure pushed her to go back in time to attempt to prevent the hanging of a young gi...
  • Patty Smith
    1970-01-01
    Many thanks to Netgalley, St. Martin’s Press and Paula Brackston for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy.Xanthe and her mother move to the small town of Marlborough to start life over and open up an antique shop. Both are running away from bad men. They are low on funds and there is pressure to open up the shop as soon as possible. Xanthe has a unique abil...
  • Andreia ♡The Butterfly Lover♡
    1970-01-01
    "Outside, the evening was hot and still. They sat on the old stone bench beneath the shade of na unruly butterfly bush. Among its purple blooms fluttered Red Admirals and Small Tortoiseshells - some settled on the flowers spreading their wings to catch the last of the evening Sun." WHAT A CHARMING BOOK!! So cozy and interesting!! Already waiting for a sequel!!
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    1970-01-01
    Xanthe has a special gift. When she touches antiques she can sense something from the items past. So, when Xanthe is at an auction and sees an old chatelaine she feels the tingle of connection. She must have it and learn of its story. Little does she know, there's a link between the chatelaine and the new store she and her mother have just bought. Nor does she know that a ghost will forever change her life.READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRES...
  • Holly
    1970-01-01
    The Little Shop of Found Things is a charming and magical read that I immensely enjoyed. While it is a story based on time travel, it is not at all sci-fi. Some have compared it to Outlander and while I never read the books and only saw a little of the TV series, I can assure you that The Little Shop of Found Things does not contain the muskets, guns and sexual violence found I’m Outlander but does have the romance.This book drew me right in wi...
  • Deanne Patterson
    1970-01-01
    What an awesome start to a new series! This is a new to me author but now that I am familiar with her writing she is on my list of favorite books for the year! This is the reason right here why I continue to read historical books. Even though fictional they are filled with truthful facts and continue to teach me things. This is a book featuring modern times with our cell phones and modern conveniences and a time slip back to the seventeenth centu...
  • Fareya
    1970-01-01
    A magical historical journey full of adventure, romance and a dash of fantasy, The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston is a charming start to what I presume will be a delightful series. The author has a distinct story-telling style, simple and atmospheric with a steady pace. The characters, be it the present day ones, or those in the 1600s are all vividly sketched, complicated, flawed and relatable. The amount of research put in to por...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    As soon as I saw the gorgeous cover of this book and read the title, it called out to me and I knew I had to read it! What a wonderful, magical book! The Little Shop of Found Things is the first book I've ever read by Paula Brackston, but it won't be my last. It was a delight! I love its mix of fantasy, time travel, historical fiction, a touch of romance, a bit of suspense, and mystery, plus throw in a ghost and you now have most of my favorite...
  • The Lit Bitch
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsPaula Brackston has been a favorite writer of mine for a while now. I have read almost all of her ‘witch’ novels and I love them! She has such a nice voice in her stories and I love the mixture of magic and realism.When this book came up for review, I was so excited to read it. I loved the cover and the title so much. It looked like something that I was going to be an instant favorite in my magical realism category.This book has been...