The Patron Saint of Lost Souls by Menna van Praag #MagicalRealism #Romance @mennavanpraag

Author: Menna van Praag

Published: May2018 by Allison & Busby

Category: Magical Realism, Romance, Contemporary, Fantasy, Book Review

Jude is the owner of a unique antiques shop in Cambridge. She makes it her mission to match customers with the special something that they are missing, a talisman to bring them what their heart desires. Unfortunately, Jude’s life is not overflowing with the love she wishes for. 

Viola is a single-minded perfectionist whose only heart’s desire is the position of Head Chef at one of Cambridge’s most prestigious restaurants. But when Viola keeps bumping into a widower, Mathieu, she begins to discover that there’s more to life beyond the kitchen.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ The House on Hope Street by @MennavanPraag #Supernatural #Audiobook Review

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that have been waiting on the ‘to be read’ pile for however long, and are finally getting an airing.

This week’s choice is an audiobook I listened to back in 2016. The House on Hope Street is a contemporary fiction story with a touch of magic.

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#FridayReads ~ The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag ~ #Supernatural Audio #BookReview

  • 25433990Audiobook Review
  • Author: Menna van Praag
  • Performed by Elizabeth Sastre
  • Released: February 2016 by Lamplight Audio
  • Category: Contemporary Fiction, Supernatural
  • four-stars

A magical debut about an enchanted house that offers refuge to women in their time of need.

Alba Ashby, a nineteen year old Cambridge student, is devastated and her world shattered, after she experiences the worst possible event of her life, both professionally and personally. As she wanders aimlessly through the streets of Cambridge she finds herself at the door of number 11 Hope Street and feels inexplicably drawn to the house. She is invited in by Peggy Abbot, the ‘oldest and most beautiful woman’ Alba has ever seen. Continue reading