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May 2018 - Adult

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    Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore
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May 2018 - Young Adult

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    Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
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Limited Edition Mother's Day Box, 2018

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    The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert
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April 2018 - Adult

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    The House on Harbor Hill by Shelly Stratton
  • Page 10
    "Instead, she pulled out a yellow envelope. She stared at in in bewilderment, wondering why this was in her purse, and then she remembered."
    - a yellow envelope with a letter inside as written in the novel.
  • Page 46
    "Tracey glanced down at Delilah's feet. Delilah followed the path of her gaze, embarrassed to realize she was still wearing her fluffy, pink bedroom slippers."
    - a pair of fluffy, pink slippers.
  • Page 138
    "I take the book from him and stare at the paperback, elated to see it again."
    - a custom edition of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, exclusive to Once Upon a Book Club.
  • Page 348
    "...she looked almost one hundred years old with her shrunken frame and sagging skin, and with a bald head she'd tried, but failed, to hide under a pink satin scarf."
    - a custom designed, pink satin scarf.

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April 2018 - Young Adult

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    Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
  • Page 46
    "I expect to feel some aura in the scroll's presence, yet the air surrounding it remains dead...I push myself, reaching out again with the very ends of my fingertips. When they brush the scroll, I close my eyes. No magic comes forth."
    - a custom designed replica scroll, created from an ancient Ethiopian text.
  • Page 174
    "Though it's a risk, I release my left hand, catching the headdress before it evades my grip."
    - a burnished gold and stone headdress
  • Page 430
    ""Do not worry." I reach into Zelie's leather pack and pull out the sunstone."
    - a faux leather, fringed bag with a sunstone shaped soap bar inside.

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March 2018 - Adult

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    The Taster by V.S. Alexander
  • Page 86
    ""You may leave after breakfast," Cook said, and handed me a small gold book with few pages in it. The Reich eagle was emblazoned in black on its front cover."
    - a replica of the identification papers Magda was given.
  • Page 117
    "Panic surged through me. "This spoon is dirty. I'll get a clean one." I walked to an empty sink and washed the utensil."
    - the poisoned spoon, custom engraved.
  • Page 164
    ""Of course," I said, and held out my hand. "But please be careful, it's very old - it was a gift from my great-grandmother." "Oh I won't touch it," she said. She grasped my fourth finger and bent down, examining the ring for several moments."
    - the poisoned ring, an essential oil diffuser ring.
  • Page 227
    "She clutched the towel in her hands and absentmindedly wrung it."
    - a custom designed tea towel.
  • Page 297
    "I awoke on a rickety cot in an underground room illuminated by candles."
    - a custom poured candle.

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March 2018 - Young Adult

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    Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Page 36
    "Mom reached over and adjusted the gauzy, decorative silver-and-black scarf she'd insisted on looping around Cas's neck this morning, then looked toward the road."
    - a black-and-silver, gauzy scarf.
  • Page 180
    "A wallet with money and pictures, a student ID card with a girl's smiling face beaming from it...Then Rashid pulled from her wallet the small, bent picture of her and two friends making stupid faces in a photo booth."
    - a custom designed wallet, a student ID, a photograph.
  • Page 191
    ""What the hell are you doing?" Z asked as she ripped a poster of the Eiffel Tower off a bulletin board and flipped it over."
    - a poster of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Page 258
    ""No, but I'm betting by her bracelet that she knows how to braid things," Frankie said. Diana looked down at her wrist as if surprised that he'd noticed the bracelet."
    - a woven leather bracelet.

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February 2018 - Adult

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    The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
  • Page 239
    "He slipped a necklace around her throat, fumbled to clasp it in the dark. "I carved it," he said. She felt it, a heart made of bone, hanging on a metal chain."
    - a white, stone heart necklace on a silver chain.
  • Page 298
    "...she finally did it, created a gulley to catch rainwater into two big thermoses. When one was full, she positioned the other thermos to collect water and then climbed back up onto the rock."
    - a red and black plaid canteen thermos.
  • Page 421
    "One of them - a huge work-in-progress canvas - was propped on an easel. On it, an explosion of color; drops and splatters and streaks that somehow - impossibly - gave Leni the impression of the northern lights, although she couldn't say why. There were strange, misshapen letters in all that color; she could almost make them out but not quite. Maybe it said, HER?"
    - a beautiful, custom designed canvas watercolor print with the word HER hidden among the colors.

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February 2018 - Young Adult

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    The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg
  • Page 27
    "I lifed the cord around my neck, absently playing with the trinkets I'd collected over the years. Among them, the gears from my father's menagerie clock..."
    - a multi-toned, statement necklace made out of clock gears.
  • Page 226
    "I pinned my hair the way she used to, as a tear slid down my cheek."
    - a set of two, steampunk-inspired, scissor-shaped hair clips.
  • Page 289
    "In a gloved hand, Spector held a glass vial, glinting in the light."
    - an antique looking vial, filled with vanilla bubble bath 'serum'.
  • Page 422
    "I heard myself screaming, felt myself falling to my knees, and then, the crystal slipped through my fingers."
    - a crystal pendant.

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January 2018 - Adult

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    The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
  • Page 58
    "She slides a thumbnail into the locket; it cracks open, and she leans toward me, the locket swaying in the air...Inside the locket is a tiny photograph, glossy and vivid: a small boy, age four or so, yellow hair in riot, teeth like a picket fence after a hurricane."
    - a custom designed silver locket with a photo inside as mentioned in the novel.
  • Page 149
    "I swivel the umbrella ahead of me - my secret weapon; my sword and shield - and lean over to press my hand to the knob. I turn it."
    - a custom designed wine bottle that transforms into a custom designed umbrella.
  • Page 399
    "Then I see it in his fist. A bolt of silver, glinting. It's a blade. It's a letter opener. "
    - a custom designed silver letter opener.

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January 2018 - Young Adult

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    Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • Page 67
    "She took a long drink from an Ellingham-branded reusable water bottle."
    - an orange, flexible water bottle.
  • Page 81
    "She yanked it off the shelf, snapped it open, and removed a Schiaparelli makeup compact in the shape of a telephone dial."
    - a mirror compact designed to look like a rotary phone.
  • Page 97
    "Stevie got own on the floor and reached around under the tub. As she pulled her hand back, something scraped against her skin."
    - a unique silver ring.
  • Page 314
    "He picked the dangling earbud back up, and she reinserted it."
    - a pair of white and rose gold accented ear buds.

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December 2017 - Adult

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    Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
  • Page 74
    "He pulled the item from his pocket and showed it to me. It was a tennis bracelet, diamond, the one Mama gave Emily for her sixteenth birthday."
    - a silver and crystal tennis bracelet.
  • Page 151
    "...then Weylyn handed me his business card. It had his name printed on it in plain black type and the words Assistant to Mr. Merlin, the Storm-Taming Pig! scribbled beneath it in pencil."
    - a small leather card holder with Weylyn's business card inside.
  • Page 208
    "As I drifted to sleep, Weylyn gently pulled the wet socks from my feet and carried me to bed."
    - a custom designed pair of wolf socks.
  • Page 315
    "Instead, I found a postcard with his handwriting on the kitchen counter next to a jar of honey."
    - a custom packaged jar of honey and a postcard.

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December 2017 - Young Adult

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    The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle
  • Page 23
    "Rosalind was eating out of a bento box filled with brown rice, raw carrots, and seaweed salad."
    - a blue polka-dotted bento box.
  • Page 36
    "I stuck the picture on the bulletin board and collaposed on my bed, empty."
    - a thought bubble shaped corkboard and a custom designed drawing as mentioned in the novel.
  • Page 155
    "Abelard stood in the middle of the room, barefoot. He was wearing different sunglasses than the pair he wore to Dan's."
    - a pair of Ray Ban style sunglasses.
  • Page 300
    "We stood in the entryway, close enough for me to catch the scent of sandalwood, soap, and warmth."
    - a bar of sandlewood scented soap.

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Limited Edition Christmas Box, 2017

image by @OnceUponABookClubBox and @KMSpedden

    Every Time a Bell Rings by Carmel Harrington
  • Page 20
    "A tiny silver bell. Nestled on red velvet fabric within the box, with a red-velvet ribbon attached to it, I don't think I've ever seen anything more perfect."
    - a silver bell ornament.
  • Page 40
    "She starts to read the letter aloud and I mouth along with her. I know it off by heart."
    - a rolled up letter to Santa.
  • Page 183
    "I hold the jar down low for her...I pull out a name and have a peek."
    - a mason jar mug with a note inside as mentioned in the novel. (one of four designs)
  • Page 264
    "'Here.' I say, as I pull my scarf off and wrap it around her neck."
    - an oversized plaid blanket scarf.
  • Page 375
    "'Bleeding starvin' I was.' And he ducks as Tess tries to swipe him with her tea towel."
    - a custom designed tea towel.

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November 2017 - Adult

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    A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake
  • Page 38
    "She reached for the blue velvet box. But as she opened it, two silver earrings tumbled onto the bedspread...herons, she realized, with their long slender necks and beaks, heads raised against the wind and lifting their wings, just ready to soar."
    - a pair of custom designed, sterling silver earrings.
  • Page 333
    "Gently, Rose untied the ribbon from the stack of pages...donning the white gloves Rose had saved from her young womanhood and offered up for their research..."
    - a pair of white dressing gloves, a piece of ribbon and a letter as written in the novel.
  • Page 365
    "Gabe collapsed, legs buckling, the Rubik's Cube tumbling down to the floor."
    - a Rubik's Cube.
  • Page 425
    "Plucking a handkerchief from her handbag, she squared her shoulders toward the harbor before dashing at her cheeks with the silk."
    - a Charleston handbag with an embroidered handkerchief tucked inside.

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November 2017 - Young Adult

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    Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski
  • Page 90
    "She jerked her head toward my pillow, where a thin envelope was resting."
    - a custom designed, scientific pillowcase and a letter.
  • Page 132
    "I twisted the bracelet around my wrist...it was translucent gray, with what appeared to be a tiny gold microchip embedded in the plastic."
    - a gray bracelet step counter.
  • Page 201
    "Someone had found a deck of cards in the living space - maybe forgotten about, maybe left there on purpose."
    - a deck of custom designed playing cards.
  • Page 335
    "I put Ganesh and the piano key in my PPK, along with the rest of my momentos from home."
    - a custom designed NASA wrist pouch containing the contents of Cassandra's Personal Preference Kit which included a photo of her family, a scrap of paper with Beethoven's Sonata op. 106, her grandmother's Ganesh pendant and a piano key.

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October 2017 - Adult

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    The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb
  • Page 35
    "An envelope had been slipped under my bedcovers."
    - a letter addressed to Eleanor Harper.
  • Page 82
    "I had brought some of my favorite bath salts with me, and I sprinkled some into the water as the steam began to rise."
    - a package of bath salts.
  • Page 166
    "I looked at the clock. Four twenty-five."
    - a custom designed clock.
  • Page 280
    "And that's when I noticed the pen in my own hand."
    - a custom designed writing pen.
  • Page 308
    "I crossed the room and opened a dresser drawer, fishing out the makeup kit."
    - a set of makeup brushes in a blue travel case.

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October 2017 - Young Adult

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    Sparked by Helena Echlin and Malena Watrous
  • Page 33
    "...we'd covered the fridge with favorite photos."
    - a set of four small magnets and a photo as described in the novel.
  • Page 164
    "On top was a hardback copy of Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises". It looked like another antique. The cover showed a woman in a one-shouldered dress, leaning back against a tree. I opened it noticing that the paper inside was yellowed, and there was handwriting on the title page."
    - a custom designed book safe as described in the novel.
  • Page 184
    "She was wearing red-and-white striped leg warmers under a pair of cargo shorts..."
    - red-and-white striped leg warmers.
  • Page 274
    "She pulled one of her little pewter cups from the velvet evening clutch."
    - a small cup inside a blue, velvet clutch bag.

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September 2017 - Adult

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    The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
  • Page 9
    "Opening the package she removed a folded sheet of writing paper...PS. The shop key is enclosed."
    - a letter from Olivia's grandfather and an 'antique' key bottle opener.
  • Page 112
    "...I filled the bucket from the pump, picked up my boots, and began to scrub at them with the brush."
    - an old-fashioned, wooden scrub brush.
  • Page 201
    "On the floor beside the spare pillow that had tumbled from the bed in her sleep was a single yellow flower."
    - a blue and white tree pillowcase and a yellow flower hairclip.
  • Page 378
    "The old silver picture frame sat on the desk..."
    - a silver picture frame with the photo mentioned in the novel and hidden goodies in the back of the frame as mentioned in the story.

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September 2017 - Young Adult

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    Paintbrush by Hannah Bucchin
  • Page 21
    "...her hair in its signature long gray braid, colorful scarves drapped around her shoulders."
    - a large, multicolored bohemian scarf.
  • Page 42
    "I roll my eyes and take a bit of my PB...and J sandwich - delicious homemade bread courtesy of Libby."
    - a tree patterned, insulated lunch bag and a homemade bread recipe card.
  • Page 145
    "He points the flashlight in my direction and flashes it on and off."
    - a green, travel flashlight.
  • Page 290
    "The best part is the lights - delicate strands that blink like fireflies wrapped around every tree trunk and branch on the property."
    - a strand of fairy lights.

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August 2017 - Adult

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    The Lightkeeper's Daughters by Jean E. Pendziwol
  • Page 20
    "I am wearing the sunglasses Marty gave me in the summer."
    - a pair of blue, reflective aviator sunglasses
  • Page 104
    "There are two dragonflies, one slightly larger than the other. The artist has used a lot of color and bold swirling lines to create a distinctive image. The background is a complex pattern suggesting water and rocks and trees."
    - a custom designed, large dragonfly art print.
  • Page 248
    "...the child growing within her, caressing it through the fabric of her dress and the flour-dusted cotton of her ruffled apron."
    - a blue plaid apron.
  • Page 287
    "She opened the box and took out a match and turned toward me."
    - a detailed wooden box with a matchstick pen.

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August 2017 - Young Adult

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    Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
  • Page 95
    "A wooden sign sticks out of the dirt by the entrance...I kick it down. Then I kick it again after it's fallen."
    - a custom wooden 'Gossip Worker' sign.
  • Page 177
    "I pick up a small sack of coins and count them. Fifteen gold pieces."
    - a custom printed pouch with 15 'gold' coins inside.
  • Page 308
    "Hesitantly, I pick up the pocket watch and open it. I remember there being an engraving inside."
    - a pocket watch necklace with a custom engraving as written in the book.
  • Page 376
    "I make my grand entrance, wearing my red sequin mask....I untie the ribbon in the back, let the mask slip off and shove it in my pocket."
    - a red, sequin masquerade mask.

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July 2017 - Adult

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    The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane Healey
  • Page 26
    "I took off my turban style hat and starting smoothing out my hair.
    - a 1900's style yellow turban hat.
  • Page 65
    "My stomach churned, and I help the wooden spoon I had been using to stir the sauce so tightly it might have snapped."
    - a food safe, wooden spoon with the title of the book engraved on the handle.
  • Page 213
    "We walked in, the bells I attached to the door signaling our entrance."
    - a unique, three-tier windchime.
  • Page 228
    "We all turned, and there was Maria, running toward us with her travel bag."
    - a bright yellow, polka-dotted tote bag.
  • Page 232
    ""Oh, Caprice, there's an envelope on this bouquet with your name on it - here. I think this will solve the mystery.""
    - a message inside an extravagent envelope with a butterfly on it.

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July 2017 - Young Adult

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    The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner
  • Page 41
    "A sorcery lamp dripped bluish light through his cell."
    - a blue 'sorcery lamp' that glows blue.
  • Page 95
    "But she nodded and scampered back toward the kitchen, where Susannah kept a small blackboard and chalk at the end of the table."
    - a small chalkboard with twine for hanging.
  • Page 213
    ""What are those?" he said. "Those...tattoos?""
    - a temporary, treble clef tattoo reminiscent of one a character has in the story.
  • Page 282
    "The circular room had the same aroma of honey-smoke, only more intense."
    - a mason jar "The Hush" candle, inspired by the honey-smoke scent.
  • Page 353
    "He tightened his grip on the pistol with one hand, while the other clenched greedily at his pendant."
    - a violin shaped, velvet box with a nautilus shell pendant inside.

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June 2017 - Adult

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    A Strange Companion by Lisa Manterfield
  • Page 11
    "I opened my notebook to a blank page, drew a big circle with two pointy earts and a fine set of whiskers, and held it up to the window."
    - a notebook with a drawing of a cat on the first page.
  • Page 95
    "She swatted at him with a tea towel in mock aggravation..."
    - a custom designed dish towel featuring the words "Hello, Sunshine".
  • Page 190
    ""Put that away," I said, pointing to the Ouija board with one hand and straightening my hair with the other."
    - a Ouija board mouse pad.
  • Page 263
    "I handed Jon the other gift I carried from Wales, the wrapped picture I'd bought at the station."
    - a green picture frame with a printed photo from the book.

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June 2017 - Young Adult

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    Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson
  • Page 22
    "When the door opened and a page entered the room, holding a tray with a white card, Ceren nearly closed her eyes..."
    - a pink leaf shaped tray with a white card from the book.
  • Page 130
    "The new queen slumped into a chair, took a sip of the cold chamomile-and-lavender tea...and made a face."
    - a packet of chamomile-and-lavender tea inside a silicone 'teacup' cupcake mold and recipe for a single serving cupcake, stuck in the back of the book.
  • Page 217
    "Ceren grumbled, and Evelayn shook her head as she bent to put on her slippers."
    - a pair of grey lace slipper-socks.
  • Page 257
    ""I have something I need to give you." And then he pulled out the most beautiful ring Evelayn had ever seen."
    - a gold-tone ring with a pink center stone and clear stones surrounding it.

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May 2017 - Adult

images by @OasisGirlMD and CandaceClark22

    Love and Gravity by Samantha Sotto
  • Page 26
    "...as though the fate of the world depended on her successfully taming Andrea's hair under a wreath of pink silk flowers."
    - a hair wreath of pink silk flowers
  • Page 61
    "Andrea cracked the brittle seal and unfolded the letter."
    - a recreated letter from the book with the detailed wax seal and antiqued envelope.
  • Page 81
    "A local handcrated silver-and-glass beaded bracelet caught the sun."
    - a silver and glass, multicolored, beaded bracelet.
  • Page 119
    "A 1950s Omega Seamaster's glass face shone in the crack's light...Andrea leaned forward and learned the engraving's secret."
    - a galaxy themed watch with custom engraving on the back to match the description from the book.
  • Page 315
    "Andrea stared at the familiar miniscule handwriting on the handkerchief...he slipped his pendant out from behind the collar of his shirt."
    - a custom stamped handkerchief with a silver disc pendant wrapped inside it.

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May 2017 - Young Adult

images by @BooksCupsandCandles and NovelPairing

    Between Two Skies by Joanne O'Sullivan
  • Page 30
    "Now that we live together, she lets me brush her hair for her at night."
    - a detangling brush.
  • Page 88
    "Without saying a word, I reach up and rip the stupid headband off my head..."
    - a sparkling headband, reminiscent of a tiara.
  • Page 104
    "I see a laminated menu lying on the ground. I pick it up."
    - an 11" laptop sleeve and a custom designed diner menu inspired by the book.
  • Page 236
    "Before I know it, she's gone out to her car, brought in a slow cooker filled with gumbo, and plugged it in."
    - a packet of gumbo mix in a custom designed pouch with cooking instructions.

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April 2017 - Adult

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    The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi
  • Page 24
    "...her bright orange sari reflecting on her skin"
    - a bright orange scarf.
  • Page 66
    "...then dipped into his bag to get some green and yellow herbs."
    - a bag of yellow and green, citrus chamomile tea and a teapot tea infuser.
  • Page 158
    "Salim looked at the envelope, then at me, and opened it."
    - an envelope with toy money and message as written in the book.
  • Page 282
    "He laughed and the next Thursday he brought me a shining gold necklace."
    - a gold leaf necklace.
  • Page 327
    "I took the photograph of Mukta and me out of my wallet..."
    - a custom wallet with a quote from the book printed on it, with a photograph inside.

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April 2017 - Young Adult

images by @CaseyRoseReads and @NovelPairing

    The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato
  • Page 28
    "They were my constant companion: a pair of little gold embroidery shears shaped like a stork."
    - a pair of little gold embroidery shears shaped like a stork.
  • Page 143
    "I reached up to rub Tyler's button, which I still wore on the string around my neck."
    - custom made button necklace.
  • Page 196
    "I dropped my backlae to the floor...and dug until I found my wallet. I pulled out Detective Johnson's business card..."
    - a black and white backpack with a lime green wallet inside, with a custom printed business card in one of the pockets.
  • Page 250
    "He went to his desk and retrieved a pair of gloves, sealed in a clear plastic bag."
    - a pair of sealed black gloves.

Prior to April 2017, Once Upon a Book Club was limited to Adult Boxes only.

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March 2017

images by @Kath Reads and @TheBookMaiden

    Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Page 109
    "Calvin reached over to the other twin bed and grabbed the thin blanket, pulling it toward them."
    - a small travel/lap blanket.
  • Page 211
    "As she worked, her eyes fell on a photo. It was a wooden frame, carefully carved and sanded...she was slight and pretty, wearing a light summer dress and looking up at him with adoration. Which he returned."
    - a wooden, 4x6 frame and photo inspired by Calvin and his late wife.
  • Page 231
    "She moved around the kitchen in silence for a minute or two, setting up the coffee to percolate."
    - a bag of coffee, as Calvin and Lucy are so fond of.
  • Page 310
    "She gestured toward the article."
    - an authentic article about the case Lucy referenced to regarding Loving versus Virginia.
  • Page 339
    "...a small black-velvet ring box and was holding it open for her to see."
    - a simple, rose-gold infinity ring with clear stones, in the black-velvet box.

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February 2017

Images by @Kath_Reads and @SerialBibliophile

    From Sand an Ash by Amy Harmon
  • Page 190
    "She fumbled in her pocketbook and rushed to set her fake pass in her hand."
    - a yellow crossbody purse and a reprinted, fake Jewish document from WWII.
  • Page 221
    "Giulia had given her ring to keep Rome's Jews from being slaughtered."
    - a gold tone ring with green and clear stones.
  • Page 239
    "She felt for the newspaper he'd shoved inside his coat. There. It was fat with documents."
    - a pair of reprinted fake Jewish documents from WWII, inside a wallet, wrapped with an authentic newspaper from the month this chapter took place.
  • Page 368
    "He lit a candle and watched it flicker...and he listened to Eva play."
    - a candle wrapped in sheet music designs, representative of Eva playing her violin.

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January 2017

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    In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch
  • Page 14
    "The key, now warm in her fingers, was the old-fashioned kind with a loop at one end and what looked like a tiny flag on a flagpole on the other."
    - a white and gold clutch bag with an old fashioned key, resembling the description in the book.
  • Page 44
    "She reached with both hands and carefully lifed the bag, then placed in on the counter."
    - a drawstring bag filled with 'magic powder' (a recipe for the soothing mud mask could be found stuck in the back of the book).
  • Page 166
    "She peered at the photo because Charity was laying them out on the floor."
    - a bento box to represent a false bottom trunk, with a photo inspired by the photo mentioned in this passage.
  • Page 187
    "She'd tucked the umbrella against her upper body and she fought her way to the Barlows' house next door."
    - a travel sized umbrella.

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December 2016

images by @NovelPairing and @Never_Too_Many_Books

    Secrets of Nanreath Hall by Alix Rickloff
  • Page 20
    "She clapped her ringed hands until I handed her my portfolio of sketches."
    - a leather portfolio with a solemn drawing of a man inside.
  • Page 254
    "Dipping her hand in and out of her apron pocket, Anna resumed her seat, replacing the album on the table."
    - a white and pink apron with gift 326 hidden in the pocket.
  • Page 326
    "Anna went to her locker and pulled out the purloined photograph of the blond man kneeling in the grass beside the tumbled remains of the old cliff ruins."
    - a black and white photograph of the man kneeling in the grass.
  • Page 332
    "She pulled free the nearly ruined pages, bringing with them a thin gold chain and locket that fell onto the tabletop."
    - a letter exclusively written for Once Upon a Book Club by the author, along with a custom, engraved gold tone locket.
  • Page 383
    "On the table ready to be wrapped in butcher paper rested a small oil painting."
    - a rolled fabric canvas oil painting of "The Red-Haired Woman".
  • Bonus: All boxes included an exclusive Once Upon a Book Club reusable tote bag.

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November 2016

images by @NovelPairing and @Never_Too_Many_Books

    All the Good Parts by Loretta Nyhan
  • Page 72
    "She took her time picking through my belongings, providing running commentary on the things I needed to get through the day. "You're getting too old to chew gum.""
    - a pack of chewing gum.
  • Page 101
    "I tugged on her wispy purple scarf, implying that I'd use it to strangle her later."
    - a wispy purple scarf.
  • Page 214
    "You're not going to post this on Instagram or one of those sites," I said before snapping the shot."
    - an Instagram posting of an inspired photo of the photo taken in the book.
  • Page 292
    "Maura touched the surface of the mirror, tracing her fingers over the words I'd painted on the glass."
    - a travel mirror with the words from the story custom painted on it.
  • Page 322
    "I fished under my bed until I found my Community Health notebook, grabbed a pen off my nightstand, and drew boxes for a heredity chart."
    - a multi-colored notebook with the words Amazing Things Will Happen on the cover.

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October 2016

images by @Beckys_Bookshelf and @CandaceClark22

    Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James
  • Page 76
    "I found leaves scattered on the floor of my bedroom, brown and curled in the palms of my hands in supplication, dry and crumbling beneath the soles of my bare feet."
    - three fake leaves.
  • Page 134
    "...the impatient boy, holding his little sister's hand for a portrait in the bright sunlight. But I turn the picture over and saw words scrawled..."
    - a photo eerily similar to the description in the book with a creepy message scrawled across the back.
  • Page 159
    "It was a book. A large flat book, the hard cover gleaming in the moonlight through the window."
    - a hardcover sketchbook.
  • Page 225
    "...dressed in one of my new dresses, a pair of my new stockings, and my new shoes."
    - a pair of lacey, knee high socks.
  • Page 293
    "She wore a familiar grey dress and pearls."
    - a set of pearl and crystal stone earrings and matching necklace.

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September 2016

images by @OnceUponaBookClubBox and @CandaceClark22

    The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron
  • Page 55
    "There before her, in an article chronicling the Ringling Brothers' circus royalty, was a familiar face."
    - a vintage cigar box with an authentic Ringling Brothers Circus handout.
  • Page 210
    "He reached in his pants pocket, retrieved the watch, and slapped it into her outstretched hand."
    - custom pocket watch necklace, embossed with the same message written on the watch in the book.
  • Page 234
    "Rosamund padded across the oriental rug back to Bella's side and took the oversized hairpin in hand..."
    - a delicate, large hair pin and a thimble.
  • Page 249
    "Another note had been left for her - this one slipped under the pillow on her bed."
    - a note addressed to The English Rose.
  • Page 254
    "Rosamund approached in wonder, gazing over the posters that depicted a bareback-riding beauty in various graceful poses."
    - a custom designed poster made exclusively for our boxes to represent the description from the book, wrapped with a whimsical patterned hair tie with a bow.
  • Bonus: Bag of Cracker Jacks

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August 2016

images by @CandaceClark22 and @FoldedLotus

    The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe
  • Page 84
    "She reached into her bag for a straw hat with a straight brim and a navy blue ribbon tied around it."
    - a woven hat with a navy ribbon.
  • Page 149
    "She picked up her mirror, quickly rearranging her hair, and prepared to go downstairs..."
    - an ornate, gold hand mirror and comb.
  • Page 224
    "She pulled the thin duplicate of a telegram out and searched for the recipient's name."
    - an authentic telegram, addressed to Porter Hamilton, a character from the book.
  • Page 315
    "It's in the paper, Anita. The Boston Daily Globe. The very front page. They know."
    - an authentic newspaper about Anita (a real person), regarding the situation from the story.
  • Page 373
    "...I came across a dusty stack of Vassar College alumni magazines I kept from my student years."
    - a reusable faux leather envelope with photos of Vassar student, Anita Hemmings.

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July 2016

images by @jenniferwindram and @novelpairing

    Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  • Page 156:
    "Binz spat on the ring again and finally twisted it off...Matka's ring was gone. How could they just take a person's things with no feeling at all?" - A ring of blue and clear stones, inspired by the one Matka lost.
  • Page 241:
    "I asked him to send back a spool of red thread as a signal that he had received and understood our secret letter."
    - A secret message (required ironing to read), similar to the one Kasia wrote.
  • Page 257:
    "It wasn't until Herr Fenstermacher was out the door on his way that I saw what he'd left at the foot of our bunk. The most beautiful pair of hand-knitted socks!"
    - A pair of grey, fuzzy socks, similar to those given to Kasia.
  • Page 272:
    "Each had kept her Russian issued leather army boots and wore the camp head scarf tied in a perfect square knot at the nape of her neck."
    - A headband scarf, similar to the type worn in the camps.
  • Page 436:
    "I opened the folder and flipped through the photographs inside. There were six, maybe seven pictures in there taken from the shoulders up, black-and-white, like passport photos, all of children."
    - An floral patterned, cloth envelope with a photo of orphaned children from World War II.
  • Page 476:
    "...Caroline's lilacs had already taken root, on their way to growing into the prettiest, strongest plant."
    - A packet of lilac seeds, representative of Caroline's lilacs.