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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.