The Paris Market and E. Shaver, bookseller present:
Once Upon a Wardrobe
By Patti Callahan
We are so pleased to invite you to join us at The Paris Market on Tuesday, October 19th at 5pm for an evening of champagne, nibbles, and shopping as we celebrate the launch of Patti Callahan's newest book, Once Upon a Wardrobe!
She will be joined by her fellow Friends & Fiction founders and host authors Mary Kay Andrews and Kristy Woodson Harvey, who will also be celebrating the releases of their holiday books, The Santa Suit and Christmas in Peachtree Bluff. We will have all three books for sale at the event. Anyone who buys all three authors' new fall books at this event will be eligible to receive a free gift of a custom-designed "Season's Readings" book tote while supplies last.
No RSVP required! Just stop by and say hello! We look forward to seeing you there!
If you would like to pre-order any of these three books and pick them up at the event you can do so through the website. Just drop us a line in the comments that you will pick up the book at Patti's party!
If you have any questions you can call the shop (912.234.7257) and ask for Annie.
Once Upon a Wardrobe
From Patti Callahan, the bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, comes another enchanting story that pulls back the curtain on the early life of C. S. Lewis.
"Where did Narnia come from?"
The answer will change everything.
Megs Devonshire is brilliant with numbers and equations, on a scholarship at Oxford, and dreams of solving the greatest mysteries of physics.
She prefers the dependability of facts--except for one: the younger brother she loves with all her heart doesn't have long to live. When George becomes captivated by a brand-new book called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and begs her to find out where Narnia came from, there's no way she can refuse.
Despite her timidity about approaching the famous author, Megs soon finds herself taking tea with the Oxford don and his own brother, imploring them for answers. What she receives instead are more stories . . . stories of Jack Lewis's life, which she takes home to George.
Why won't Mr. Lewis just tell her plainly what George wants to know? The answer will reveal to Meg many truths that science and math cannot, and the gift she thought she was giving to her brother--the story behind Narnia--turns out to be his gift to her, instead: hope.
The Santa Suit
From May Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author of Hello, Summer, comes a novella celebrating the magic of Christmas and second chances in The Santa Suit.
When newly-divorced Ivy Perkins buys an old farmhouse sight unseen, she is definitely looking for a change in her life. The Four Roses, as the farmhouse is called, is a labor of love--but Ivy didn't bargain on just how much labor. The previous family left so much furniture and so much junk, that it's a full-time job sorting through all of it.
At the top of a closet, Ivy finds an old Santa suit--beautifully made and decades old. In the pocket of a suit she finds a note written in a childish hand: it's from a little girl who has one Christmas wish, and that is for her father to return home from the war. This discovery sets Ivy off on a mission. Who wrote the note? Did the man ever come home? What mysteries did the Rose family hold?
Ivy's quest brings her into the community, at a time when all she wanted to do was be left alone and nurse her wounds. But the magic of Christmas makes miracles happen, and Ivy just might find more than she ever thought possible: a welcoming town, a family reunited, a mystery solved, and a second chance at love.
Christmas in Peachtree Bluff
In the newest installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey's Peachtree Bluff series, three generations of the Murphy women must come together when a hurricane threatens to destroy their hometown--and the holiday season in the process.
When the Murphy women are in trouble, they always know they can turn to their mother, Ansley. So when eldest daughter Caroline and her husband, James, announce they are divorcing--and fifteen-year-old daughter Vivi acts out in response--Caroline, at her wits end, can't think of anything to do besides leave her with Ansley in Peachtree Bluff for the holidays. After all, how much trouble can one teenager get into on a tiny island?
Quite a lot, as it turns out.
As the "storm of the century" heads toward Peachtree Bluff, Ansley and her husband, Jack, with Vivi in tow, are grateful they're planning to leave for the trip of a lifetime. But Vivi's recklessness forces the trio to shelter in place during the worst hurricane Peachtree has ever seen. With no power, no provisions, and the water rising, the circumstances become dire very quickly...and the Murphy sisters, who evacuated to New York, soon realize it's up to them to conduct a rescue mission. With the bridges closed and no way to access Peachtree Bluff by land or air, they set sail on Caroline's boat, The Starlite Sisters, determined to rebuild their beloved town--as well as their family.