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Publisher's Summary

The third installment of a bewitching series "brimming with charm and charisma" that will make "fans of Outlander rejoice!" (Woman's World Magazine).

New York Times best-selling author Paula Brackston's second novel in the Found Things series, Secrets of the Chocolate House, was called a "time-swapping romance [that] will please fans of Alice Hoffman" (Publishers Weekly). Now, Brackston returns to the Found Things series with a third audiobook, The Garden of Promises and Lies

As the bustle of the winter holidays in the Little Shop of Found Things gives way to spring, Xanthe is left to reflect on the strange events of the past year. While she's tried to keep her time-traveling talents a secret from those close to her, she is forced to take responsibility for having inadvertently transported the dangerous Benedict Fairfax to her own time. Xanthe comes to see that she must use her skills as a spinner if she and Flora are ever to be safe and turns to the Spinners book for help.

It is then that a beautiful antique wedding dress sings to her. Realizing the dress and her adversary are connected in some way, she answers the call. She finds herself in Bradford-on-Avon in 1815, as if she has stepped into a Jane Austen story.

Now in Xanthe's time, Fairfax is threatening Xanthe into helping him with his evil doings and demonstrates all too clearly how much damage he is capable of causing. With Fairfax growing ever more powerful, Xanthe enlists the help of her boyfriend, Liam, taking him back in time with her. It is a decision that might just ensure she prevails over her foe, but only by putting her life - and his - on the line.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 Paula Brackston (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Spellbinding!

Great story! Best of the trilogy so far! Can't wait for book #4 in the fall. Narration was stellar as well. Highly recommend this series. Well done Paula Brackston

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  • Suu
  • 2020-12-17

Sharing is caring

I really enjoy the mother daughter relationship, and, very pleased the secret was shared. The storyline is so much better and more intriguing now that others share the knowledge.

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  • Patti
  • 2020-12-19

Disappointed

Horrible ending not worth the credit , I did like the other 2 in the series. She cut the book short so she can do anther book . Frustrating !

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-12-24

half a book

I pre-ordered this book. It turned out to be half a book. I wonder how long I have to wait for the rest of it.

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  • Hannah Desmond
  • 2020-12-20

The Garden of Promised and Lies, fantastic!

I’ve read all of the books in this series and book 3 doesn’t disappoint. The main character remains true to her personality. In this nook she has gained more confidence and is willing to risk trying new ways to spin through time. Her love interest gets more serious although she does put her new love in peril. I loved everything about this book. The ending opens the possibility of another faction of time travelers and there is no doubt another book follows The Garden of Promises and Lies.

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  • DeAnna
  • 2021-05-29

time travel fun

i love this narrator. and the story is fun and exciting. i tried to just read the second one after listening to the first and had to buy the second to listen. it wasn't the same. looking forward to more!

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  • Amanda Sasser
  • 2021-01-22

Book 3, cant wait for book 4!

Couldn't "put it down" loved the story from start to finish! Left off in a way there has to be another book after this!!! ❤

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  • Hollyb2
  • 2021-01-05

Good continuation in this series

I like these characters and was happy to see a third book in the series. And left me wanting to know what will happen next!

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  • 2021-06-11

Wonderful series!

I’ll not give any spoilers because this book deserves to be enjoyed as it unfolds as the author intended.
I love the series—- but this is by far my favorite of the trio. My only complaint is I have to wait 6 months before the next one is released.
Love Love Love it!

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  • Sheryl Lawry
  • 2021-06-10

Such a delight!

Xanthe continues her quest to beat her nemesis, ending with another cliffhanger. I cannot wait for the next installment. Love the characters and the adventures.

Narrator is wonderful. One of my favorite.

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  • Anna Webb
  • 2021-05-18

wouldn't read it by itself

good thing it was part of a series or I never would have read it

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  • K Hudson
  • 2021-06-07

Wanted to love it .....

Ok guys so I am a huge fan of this series, however this book was missing something. Ok it was missing a lot of something.... I won't give up though I'll still read more....but it just missed the mark for me. (PS love the story tellers voice)