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July 2019

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    The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad
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June 2019

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    Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
  • Page 1
    "A young woman wearing a purple hijab, blue button-down shirt, blazer, and black pants ran down the steps of the middle townhouse, balancing a red ceramic travel mug and canvas satchel."
    - exclusively designed red ceramic coffee mug with a quote from the original Pride and Prejudice.
  • Page 197
    "Ayesha ripped open the wrapping and her hands caressed a notebook bound in supple blue leather. It was the sort of notebook she'd always pictured carrying, perfect for writing poetry but too expensive and impractical. The sort of notebook no one else had ever thought to buy for her."
    - exclusively designed Pride and Prejudice notebook with a message on the first page as written in the book.
  • Page 272
    "Ayesha heard the rustle of paper from the kitchen. She picked up the thick white envelope, weighing its heft. Curiosity wrestled with anger and won. She read the letter upstairs in her room."
    - a letter as written in the book.
  • Page 306
    "Aziz was looking at Farzana, aghast, and Imam Abdul Bari had his head in his hands. Farzana took a flash drive from her pocket and plugged it into the laptop. "I have proof!" she said as she clicked on a video file."
    - exclusively designed custom flash drive to look like a copy of Pride and Prejudice.

May 2019

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    Clover Blue by Eldonna Edwards
  • Page 81
    "Stardust starts up the pathway toward us, her bangles and bells jangling. The sister-mothers exchange eye rolls as Stardust approaches wearing big hoop earrings, a colorful headscarf, and a jingly belt on her hips."
    - a pair of white, bohemian earrings and a colorful, floral headband.
  • Page 139
    "I hang Willow's and Rain's macrame designs on hooks before placing handwritten sandwich board signs along the road several yards apart."
    - a macrame wall hanging similar to one that Willow and Rain would have made.
  • Page 328
    "I pour a cup of coffee and carry it toward Annie's art studio, her refuge, where she spends most of her days. I watch from the doorway as she works on apainting of a teenaged Rain for Heidi's graduation gift."
    - an oversized bohemian art print of Rain.
  • Page 332
    "As we approach the village, I retrieve Heidi's senior picture from my wallet and hand it to Tashi. He turns it over and reads the inscription-Heidi Rainbow, age 17- then hands it back to me confused."
    - a small photo of Heidi with the inscription on the back.

April 2019

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    The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Page 170
    "Flush with the success of not dying the day before, they took a new path the next day and were met with a new wonder: huge pink and black crystals that speared the room, crisscrossing at all angles to create a labyrinth of translucent stone."
    - a set of two, crystal soaps in pink and black, respectively.
  • Page 237
    "The Silent One had said her name. Out loud. Mayara stopped. She pulled her thoughts back, treading water. The tree dolphin spirits didn't attack. Instead, they circled around her as if corraling her. "You spoke." The Silent One glanced right and left. And then she removed her mask."
    - a mask reminescent of those that the Silent Ones wear throughout the book.
  • Page 276
    "He secured the door behind them with a stone that he rolled in front of it. Running to the windows, he slammed the shutters closed. The were still damaged from the last spirit storm, but he thought maybe they would hold one more time. Gathering up charms that still lay scattered around the floor, he began draping them around the interior of the perimeter of the studio. Without peaking, Asana's parents joined him, stuffing charms into cracks and hanging them over the shuttered windows."
    - a seashell windchime charm similar to the kinds of charms Kelo would have hung in the studio.
  • Page 311
    "She then grabbed from Mayara's pocket, stepped forward, and flung powder into Queen Lanei's face. Lanei collapsed, and Garnah pried her mouth open and dumped a vial of purple liquid that sloshed out around her lips."
    - a vial of lavendar essential oil.

March 2019

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    The Beautiful Strangers by Camille Di Maio
  • Page 72
    "The woman pulled sunglasses off her face and glanced up, her eyes looking toward North Island."
    - a pair of glamourous, pearl studded sunglasses.
  • Page 121
    "But suddenly, one photograph stopped Kate in her tracks and she gasped. A close-up of a handsome young man and a stunning woman on his arm. She was smiling, and her hand covered her mouth as if she had just had a roaring laugh over soemthing. On that hand was a ring. A ring that Kate knew all too well."
    - a suspended, double-sided frame with gold accents, encased with the photo of the young man and woman.
  • Page 170
    "Miss Monroe stood up. She walked over to the dining room table, where one of the many kimonos was laid out. She put her arm through, pulled it around herself, and in one motion, dropped the sheet and tied the belt around her waist."
    - a replicated, silky kimono inspired by one Marilyn Monroe would have worn.
  • Page 285
    "One envelope, however, contained a letter that was different from the others. It did not address Marilyn Monroe in any kind of starstruck manner but in the language of someone who worked in business."
    - a replicated letter from this scene in the book.

February 2019

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    The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
  • Page 115
    "He trust an arm under the bed and pulled out a small white plate - one from the kitchen set downstairs. It had been used as an ashtray, a cigarette crushed in the middle of a pile of cement-gray ash."
    - a custom printed plate paired with a cigarette pen.
  • Page 222
    "I unwrapped the pink paper and lifted the lid on the box. Inside was a tiny silver heart charm with our initials etched on either side. "I know you always wear the bracelet your mom got ou, so I thought you could add this charm to it." I slipped the charm on the bracelet."
    - a silver charm bracelet including three charms plus the new heart charm with their initials etched into it.
  • Page 251
    "I stood abrupty and grabbed a small bottle of lotion from a drawer near Olivia's head. I took her hand in mine and worked the lotion into her cold, dry skin."
    - a bottle of fragrance free body lotion.
  • Page 337
    "He settled Zoe in my arms, then reached inside a large plastic bag and pulled out a framed picture, setting it on the ground in front of Zoe and me."
    - a sketch of baby Zoe inside a wooden, suspended frame.

January 2019

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    The Girl They Left Behind by Roxanne Veletzos
  • Page 74
    "Yet when she tore away the paper, a delicate velvet box rested in her hand. She had opened it slowly, gingerly, almost afraid to peek in, not expecting anything so breathtakingly lovely. A pair of ruby earrings, each with three crimson buds encased in the most exquiste gold, glimmered like stars in the intermittent flicker of the Christmas-tree lights."
    - a pair of gold and ruby-toned earrings.
  • Page 131
    "There was a rustling of sorts too, far off in the distance, like a tumble of weeds. It may have been no more than that, but she was already running, she was running recklessly, at full speed, toward the empty horizon, waving her scarf frantically in the air."
    - a custom printed golden square scarf.
  • Page 195
    "The second envelope she plucked from the folder was much smaller, the kind that was used for everyday correspondence. Someone had scribbed a date across it: February 20, 1944. There was no return address, only a strange, faded stamp she strained to make out - Geneva, Switzerland."
    - a replicated letter exact to the description in the novel.
  • Page 334
    "Then, from what seemed like thin air, something materialized in his hand. He placed it before her, right in the sand, and she just looked at it for a few moments, knowing that when she picked it up, she would be peeling away another layer, revealing another truth. A journal of sorts, old, with a cover curling around the edges. There was a mug stain in the shape of a half-moon right in the center, and the spine had been secured with a glossy band of tape. There on the first page, a photograph had been pasted, a black-and-white of a baby girl with darkish curls and fat cheeks, wearing a familiar bonnet."
    - a vintage, leather journal with the photo pasted on the front page exactly as described at the moment in the story.

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December 2018

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    Lights on the Sea by Miquel Reina
  • Page 8
    "Unlike the others, the replica that Harold now held was not in a bottle but in an old, squat mason jar. Inside, his most treasured ship sailed defiantly across a sea of resin. It was the first he'd ever made. This ship had no detailed ornamentation, no royal crest emblazoned on her sails. It was a simple seaworthy sailing vessel, a modest boat longing for great adventures."
    - an exclusively custom-designed ship in a mason jar as described in the book.
  • Page 142
    "She reached again into the basket and took out a small clay pot and a thick bundle of bandages, which she held out to Mary Rose."
    - a small ceramic sugar jar and a roll of bandages.
  • Page 214
    "Without even realizing what she was doing, she removed her mitten and tenderly took Harold's bare hand, the same way he had taken hers so many years ago."
    - a pair of mint green mittens.
  • Page 228
    "What he saw, or rahter, what he didn't see, made him freeze. Harold and Mary Rose weren't there. Amak was turning to leave when he saw a scrap of paper among the blankets...Amak turned the note over and on the other side was a photograph."
    - a blanket scarf with the note as written in the book. On the the other side, the photo of Harold and Mary Rose was recreated as detailed in the book.

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November 2018

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    The Lost Queen by Signe Pike
  • Page 175
    "Ariane put her finger to her lips and produced a small bronze mirror from her cloak. "Look, Languoreth of Cadzow. See what you have become.""
    - a foldable, bronzed, antique mirror with a rose pattern on the back.
  • Page 301
    "I shook my head to cease the spinning, and had reached to accept his hand when I noticed the crest of a white-tipped feather half buried in the grass. The talisman!"
    - a black and white feather pendant.
  • Page 484
    "I lifted my hand to my collarbone and let it rest there just long enough that he might spy the green ring that glinted on a finger of my right hand."
    - Languoreth's emerald ring.
  • Page 514
    "On my table beside the window I found my parchment and quill. I sat and dipped the feather in ink, bending my head over the blank parchment and began to write."
    - a quill pen and the letter as written in the book.

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October 2018

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    The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang
  • Page 25
    "Cora went to her vanity and searched out a glass jar. She dipped her fingers in a gray mixture of charcoal and lard and smeared a fine film over her cheeks, chin, and upper lip."
    - a jar of facial mud mask.
  • Page 120
    "She pulled the strings of her reticule. "Here. The curator gave me a list of specimens he'd like to procure. I expect he'll give you a similar one." She hadn't read it yet, but handed it to Flint."
    - a custom designed drawstring bag with the list of specimens inside.
  • Page 216
    "She took the small newspaper and walked across the street...When she had caught her breath and the dizziness had settled, she began to read. The article was the third on the front page..."
    - a custom printed newspaper with the article written as featured in the book.
  • Page 271
    "The maid curtsied and went on her way. Within ten minutes, she had brought out a large pot of boiled water in a warmed teapot...When the maid went away, Cora withdrew the medicines from her reticule. She sprinkled foxglove, hawthorne, and skullcap herbs into the steaming pot."
    - a custom designed teapot-shaped creamer pot with mini, custom designed poison bottles as mentioned in the book.

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September 2018

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    The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
  • Page 39
    "Reluctantly, she set aside a diamond pavé cat, arching its back, its ruby tongue caught between tiny fangs."
    - a custom cat brooch inspired by the description in the novel.
  • Page 214
    "The maid opened the door of the satinwood armoirse and pulled out a small box from the top shelf."
    - a box of custom designed stationary and matching envelopes.
  • Page 257
    "And there, sure enough, was Caroline Hochstetter sitting at the piano bench, poised and self-contained, rubies at her ears and throat, her ivory silk gown managing to be both refined and alluring."
    - a glamourous set of red-stone earrings and pendant.
  • Page 400
    "I open the clasp and stick my hand inside. Find the stiff, delicate paper inside and pull it out. 'Oh my God, it's the same portrait, the one of Robert!'"
    - a custom designed portrait of Robert.

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August 2018

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    The Space Between by Dete Meserve
  • Page 90
    "But what sits on his desk-what he looks at every day-is a photo of the Perseid meteor shower he took in Indian Cove at Joshua Tree National Park."
    - a custom photo to match the description in the book, in a custom designed picture frame.
  • Page 129
    "It's a polished grey-and-white stone in a silver setting on a chain."
    - a grey and white rugged stone pendant inspired by the description in the novel.
  • Page 152
    "I sit beside him, and he inserts the flash drive into his laptop's USB port."
    - a custom designed flash drive resembling a cassette tape.
  • Page 247
    "I drop the water bottle I'm carrying and hear it thud on the ground."
    - a custom designed water bottle with a built-in fruit infuser.

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July 2018

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    The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah
  • Page 114
    "Unwilling to disturb anything, I peered at one of the bottles without touching it. My flashlight picked out the number "1929" - an exalted vintage from France..."
    - a custom 'wine bottle' containing a set of wine tools.
  • Page 243
    "Today, the tea was lapsang souchong, dark amber with smokey depths."
    - a custom designed teabag rest, and packet of lapsang souchong tea.
  • Page 304
    "The letters swam before my eyes, black lines and speckles against the light-colored surface. Wait...speckles?"
    - a custom designed "The Count of Monte Cristo" binder clipboard with the hidden code printed inside.
  • Page 351
    "With shaking fingers, I pulled the letter from the envelope, the sheets creased and brittle, covered with the careful loops of Helene's handwriting."
    - a custom written letter inspired by the description in the book.

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June 2018

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    The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland
  • Page 29
    "When I turned back to the row of books, I saw that there was a business card sticking out of the top of Jane Eyre."
    - a custom-designed Jane Eyre notebook with the business card tucked inside.
  • Page 218
    ""Whitby jet?" he asked, looking at my necklace."
    - Loveday's necklace, a small, aromatherapy teardrop shaped pendant.
  • Page 341
    "You are cordially invited to the reopening of Lost For Words, York, Rare and beautiful books for book lovers everywhere..."
    - a custom-designed 'envelope' wallet with the invitation tucked inside.

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May 2018

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    Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore
  • Page 17
    "Miss Wells turned the ruler over in her hand, its sharp edge scratching against her dry palm."
    - a custom designed wooden ruler.
  • Page 55
    "She reached into her purse and handed him a small package. "I brought you something." He peeled away the paper and twine to reveal a copy of The Return of Sherlock Holmes"."
    - an exclusive, custom edition of The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Page 85
    "Her eye caught on the first photo, and the breath froze in her lungs."
    - a custom designed photoshop image of the class portrait as described in the novel.
  • Page 225
    "At the bottom of her bag she found the dance card from a recent gala she had attended. She folded it in half and handed it to him."
    - a small, era-reminiscent purse and the custom-designed dance card inside.
  • Page 276
    ""We also found this in that there dugout." The man thrust a silk ribbon up at the sheriff."
    - a patterned, elastic headband.

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April 2018

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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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March 2018

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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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    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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January 2018

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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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December 2017

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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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    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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October 2017

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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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September 2017

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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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August 2017

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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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July 2017

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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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June 2017

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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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May 2017

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    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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    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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March 2017

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    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

images by @Hilly_b22 and @Never_Too_Many_Books

    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

  • Click Here to Meet Author Kristy Cambron!

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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.

  • Click Here to Meet Author Karin Tanabe!

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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.