In the picture postcard village of Blossom Brook, Eliza Bluebell arrives changing the lives of the locals forever. With the help of her playful shadow, Eliza transforms an empty shop on the High Street into the heart and soul of the village. Find out how and read this fantastical story about friendship, butterflies and fairy cakes.
by A.J. York
Eliza Bluebell became best friends with her shadow at a very young age. Having spent her life travelling from place to place, she never stayed anywhere long enough to make friends. As soon as she found someone she liked, Eliza would suddenly find herself on an adventure to somewhere new. She wasn’t able to take friends with her on her travels. But her shadow would go with her wherever she went.
When they were small they would play hide and seek. Her shadow was very good at hiding. She could slip down cracks in the floorboard or merge with another shadow in the room. When on quests to find sweets, Eliza would send her shadow ahead to see if there was anyone coming.
Fortunately, only Eliza could see her shadow doing these things. Her shadow was invisible to other people – unless of course, her shadow was doing what normal shadows do. Eliza spent her youth moving from home to home and from family to family. She grew up to be a magical girl and, with the help of her shadow, she could do wondrous things. As soon as she was old enough, they set out into the world looking for her real family.
They would visit big cities and small hamlets, staying long enough to make things better for those whose paths they crossed. They would watch over each other on their many journeys. Like best friends, they were inseparable and together they were a team. Really, they were one and the same.
And so, it was the village of Blossom Brook that was to become home for Eliza Bluebell and her shadow. But just for a while.
My Review of Eliza Bluebell
I received an ecopy of Eliza Bluebell free for an honest review.
Eliza Bluebell is an adorable story that your children are going to love! It is magical and wonderful! Once in a great while, there is a book that I am asked to read that I end up gushing over. This is one of those books! Not to take away from the other books I’ve reviewed, but this one just has something in it that makes me want to really gush. It is the type of book I would have loved to have read as child.
I read a lot as a child…okay, I still read a lot. My favorite books had fun characters and sweet story lines. Eliza Bluebell is one of my new favorite characters. I rank it up there with another of my favorite children’s books that I have reviewed, From the Magical Mind of Mindy Munson. Books like this expand your child’s imagination. The characters in this story will really get into your heart. The way that Eliza’s magic works in the lives of these characters will make you smile!
Eliza Bluebell would be a great book for you to read to your younger children and a perfect book for your older elementary or middle grade aged children to read themselves. It is not too long and the chapters are short and easy to read. There are not too many illustrations, but this just adds to the imaginative quality of this story. Seriously, I loved this story and highly recommend it! Go buy it! You’ll thank me!
At 99 cents you can’t go wrong! And if you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free for you to read!
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