An Ordinary Fairy by John Osborne March 26th from 1-3pm - Signing Retail: $15 About the Book: At four feet nine inches tall and ninety-five pounds, beautiful Willow Brown considers herself an ordinary person. Photographer Noah Phelps doesn’t agree after he sees her fly…with her own wings. An Ordinary Fairy tells the story of feisty little Willow and her “mere human” photographer friend, set in the present day against the backdrop of Willow’s woodland home. Noah’s fairy is anything but ordinary. Contrary to legends, she’s a sad and troubled woman, a lonely recluse. Gifted with magical powers far beyond Noah’s Wiccan spells, Willow enchants him with her beauty but enrages him with her secrecy, turning aside his questions with silence. Ultimately, Noah’s persistence wins her trust, and she shares the burden of her past. Thirty years ago, Willow’s parents disappeared. She lives on their property, four hundred acres of forest outside Hoopeston, Illinois. Known as Jones Woods, the land is the root of a long-standing feud between the Brown and Jones families. The current Jones heir, Chester Jones, seeks to regain the woods and the abandoned mansion it surrounds. In the past year, Jones has amplified the feud by harassing Willow and spreading false stories about her. Willow is convinced Chester’s grandfather murdered her parents but lacks any proof. At Noah’s urging, Willow seeks the answer to the mystery of her parents’ death and tries to uncover why Jones suddenly wants the property back. Fairy magic, Wiccan spells, and the Jones brand of folk magic crisscross the ether. Evil threatens to prevail, as a race ensues to find the clues hidden in the woods and the mansion. Each trial draws Noah closer to Willow, yet she fights her feelings for him. Will the friends outwit Jones before he finds the secret of the woods? Will they become lovers? About the Author: John Osborne has always liked a good story and a good challenge, and so decided to attempt writing a novel, with one goal in mind: to entertain. A graduate of the University of Illinois, he shares his central Illinois home with his wife and best friend, Susan, and a spoiled black Labrador retriever. Reviews: “I couldn't put it down, enjoyed the characters, the pace and the plot. It was romantic and fun, and yet not fluff. I am looking forward to the next book, I want to learn more about Willow Brown and her photographer.” - Amazon Customer “I was totally enthralled by the end of the first chapter. The developing relationship between Willow and Noah is charming and refreshing. The author says so much with just a few well chosen words, and I liked his use of the dialogue of what these characters are "thinking" along with what they are actually "saying". I also enjoyed the subtle humor and underlying gentleness of the book. A fascinating - and believable - story unfolded, and it was done without sensational violence, sex, or foul language. I couldn't put the book down, and am eagerly awaiting the author's next book in this series.” – Amazon Customer “I must say that the one thing I appreciated most about this book was its attention to detail and painting a picture for the reader as only the author could do with his brilliant choice of words. I really enjoyed the inner thoughts of the 2 main characters because it adds a whole new dimension for the reader. Not only are you seeing everything unfold as you read the book but you get the feeling of being one with the characters because you know exactly what they're thinking and not just merely saying…Normally I wouldn't seek a book a this genre but I would recommend it to all friends, family, and strangers regardless of personal preference when it comes to reading literature. I hope there is more to come from this author. Encore!” – Amazon Customer (janeaddams)
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