Book Highlight: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

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Title: Garden Spells (Waverly Family #1) Author: Sarah Addison Allen Publisher: Bantam Publication Date: August 28, 2007 Genre: Magical Realism In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. … Continue reading Book Highlight: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Book Review: For the Throne by Hannah Whitten

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Title: For the Throne (The Wilderwood #2) Author: Hannah Whitten Publisher: Orbit Publication date: June 7, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: After Neve falls into the Shadowlands, she sets herself on a path to fulfill a prophecy she doesn't know, alongside a once-King she hates, while her sister Red will do anything to get her … Continue reading Book Review: For the Throne by Hannah Whitten

Book Review: Butterfly Sisters by Jenny Hale

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Title: Butterfly Sisters Author: Jenny Hale Publisher: Harpeth Road Press Publication date: February 22, 2022 Genre: Women's Fiction Romance One Sentence Summary: Sisters Leigh and Meredith haven't been in the same room for years, but, several years after their nan passed, their mother has asked them to return to her cabin with news that could shake … Continue reading Book Review: Butterfly Sisters by Jenny Hale

Book Review: The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

Book Review: The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag - a YA fantasy

Title: The Sisters Grimm Author: Menna van Praag Publisher: Harper Voyager Publication date: March 31, 2020 Genre: Fantasy Summary: When a demon seeks to dominate humanity and spread darkness, he fathers a string of sons and daughters, pitting them against each other once his daughters turn 18 before giving them the choice of joining his side. Goldie, Scarlet, Bea, and Liyana … Continue reading Book Review: The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

Guest Post: Karen Brenner, Author of Appaloosa Sky

Guest Post: Appaloosa Sky by Karen Brenner

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome Karen Brenner, author of the fiction novel Appaloosa Sky! Enjoy a brief excerpt from her novel and a short piece about what publishing a debut novel was like. Title: Appaloosa Sky Author: Karen Brenner Publisher: Brenner Pathways Publication date: December 13, 2019 Genre: Fiction, Women's Fiction Summary (from Amazon): At only eleven years … Continue reading Guest Post: Karen Brenner, Author of Appaloosa Sky

Arachnia, part 5

Kali sat still and quiet in the traveler’s sitting room, her black gown spread out around her, while the traveler himself paced across the room in front of her. “I keep telling you to leave,” Kali said. “You can avoid the mental anguish if you would just leave.” Seth turned flashing blue-gray eyes on her. … Continue reading Arachnia, part 5

Arachnia, part 4

Ebony was waiting for him in the chamber of chains the following morning. She wore the same red gown as the day before, but her black curls were tied back this time. She looked refreshed and vibrant. The same couldn’t be said of the half-naked man tightly chained to the wall. Traveler studied this man … Continue reading Arachnia, part 4

Arachnia, part 3

“Very impressive,” Ebony murmured as they walked through the palace courtyard. Night had fallen and the air was fragrant with nightflowers. The red and silver flowers were in full bloom this time of year and the garden was full of them. “Thank you, my lady,” Traveler murmured. “It is only what I learned from the … Continue reading Arachnia, part 3

Arachnia, part 2

“What?” Kali burst out. “You can’t!” Traveler glared over at her. “I have no choice, Kali.” She paced across the airy sitting room of her palace chambers. Black and red silk billowed out as a breeze wandered in from the balcony. Her black gown trailed on the red carpet as she paced. Traveler, now dressed … Continue reading Arachnia, part 2