Magical, Delightful Story of Self Discovery and Hope

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This is an absolutely delightful and magical book about a young woman’s journey to self-discovery about her past and her journey towards a fantastic future. Eliza Miller’s mom Jeannie is a different sort of woman, always making up stories and leading Eliza to believe that many may be true. What she never told her was the truth about her father, so once her mother dies and Eliza is left to seek a new start in life, she asks for the help and advice of her godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. The journey to discover the truth is not the main point of the book. It is more one of forming relationships that last and being the person you were always meant to be. Eliza is strong, independent and determined and also kind, compassionate and intuitive. The characterization for all of the characters is strong, but none more so than for Eliza and her loving godmothers. The plot was paced perfectly for the story that was told, one that reminded me of a “Cinderella” kind of story but without all of the frills of the glass slipper and the pumpkin carriage. Instead, Eliza has a wonderful relationship with her godmothers, women who are firmly grounded in reality, unlike Jeannie and who provide Eliza with a firm foundation on which she can depend. The setting is Australia, where Eliza is born as well as Scotland, Ireland and England to which she travels on magnificent holidays with her godmothers. Eliza is the kind of character that requires imagination and believing in the impossible and this book is such a great read that the story will long stay with me.
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