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Elizabeth Pantley, one of today's top experts on parenting issues, is an experienced mother of four. She has traveled the world speaking and writing about the challenges that parents face, providing positive, effective, practical solutions that have improved millions of families' lives. Visit her show more website at www.nocrysolution.com. show less

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Works by Elizabeth Pantley

Perfect Parenting (1998) 39 copies
Falling into Magic (2020) 15 copies
Shifting and Shenanigans (2022) 12 copies
Vampires and Villains (2022) 4 copies
Jousting and Justice (2022) 2 copies
Essen statt meckern (2013) 2 copies

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20th Century
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A fun read but will not continue the series. Destiny Falls seems like a fun place where buildings move around and the weather is always nice. But by the end of the book it got a bit tiring to have Hayden rave about the town every time she went there!

Hayden's parents and brother went missing the day she was born. As an adult, Hayden falls through a mirror and finds herself in Destiny Falls where she meets up with her father and brother. She also gains the ability to communicate with her cat in that place.

Someone is after her and together they must find out why.
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bookworm3091 | 2 other reviews | May 21, 2024 |
Je nay say la-de-dah
The magical book club is off on an enlightening journey to the Disney-esque kingdom of Everglow in this spellbinding sixth book in the series. Enchanted by the inhabitants of this colorful setting (and their amazing food, of course), they not only have an intriguing mystery or two to unravel, but are surprised to find out that they’ve been in the presence of royalty all along! This is a can’t miss chapter in an amazing series!
 
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ValeriS29 | 2 other reviews | Mar 15, 2024 |
Fun and unique adventure for the cozy mystery book club sleuths when they find themselves in the Sprite Kingdom of Everglow.

I was so glad to see that there was a new addition to author Elizabeth Pantley’s paranormal cozy mystery series featuring the Magical Mystery Book Club. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of the previous books, and I was not disappointed in the least. Sprites and Scuttlebutt is the sixth adventure for the book club members, and they are faced with not only a murder but a mysterious sleeping disorder that has affected a member of the Queen’s household.

While told from the club leader Paige Erickson’s point of view, the stories are always an ensemble story, and this book maintains this excellent style. However, this time around, Frank, the enigmatic and oft-times sarcastic library cat, takes on a featured role, and readers are finally let in on some of the details of his mysterious past.

The Everglow setting is vivid, colorful, and populated by paranormal creatures, sprites, with a ruling family led by the split personalitied Queen Iris. The author’s rich and detailed descriptions of the sprites and their world made this setting come alive.

The mystery involves both a murder and a sudden affliction that makes a member of the Queen’s family fall asleep and unable to be awakened, and the book club members must struggle with whether these two things are related or separate. There are many suspects with possible motives or access to the means to have committed these deeds, so there are lots of red herrings for the characters and armchair sleuths to consider. The clues are present to point the way to the final resolution if one is paying attention.

The book club members remained much more aware of their chosen book’s author’s role in crafting their adventure in this story. There were discussions of the different routes an author can take in developing their plot, including cozy mystery tropes and common story structure, which I found quite enlightening. I enjoyed this latest adventure and continue to look forward to more.

I recommend SPRITES AND SCUTTLEBUTT to cozy mystery readers who enjoy a touch of paranormal in their stories and fans of the previous books in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving an Advanced Review Copy from the author through Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.
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KarenSiddall | 2 other reviews | Feb 25, 2024 |
“Sprites and Scuttlebutt" by Elizabeth Pantley takes readers on another enchanting adventure with the Snapdragon Inn Book Club as they travel into the Kingdom of Everglow. In this whimsical journey, the book club becomes amateur sleuths investigating a murder and a mysterious ailment affecting the royal family.

As the Snapdragon Inn Book Club delves into the investigation, they navigate the magical world of Everglow, encountering Sprites and uncovering secrets. The mystery takes unexpected turns, and the Snapdragon crew must use their wits to unravel the plot and bring peace to the troubled royal family.

The book has lovable characters, a whimsical plot, and unexpected twists. The author's skillful storytelling creates a warm and immersive experience for readers. The opening reveals a surprising plot twist, and the presence of Mollie as a ghost adds a unique perspective to the story.

I especially enjoy the insider comments about small details in the story. An example: At one point, ghostly Mollie wanders further than her 15-foot “tether.” How did this happen? The author got caught up in the story and forgot about the tether. And that is said in the story.

Overall, I enjoyed the enchanting and imaginative qualities of "Sprites and Scuttlebutt." The setting was magical, the characters well-developed, and the mysteries engaging. I continue to enjoy this series with the unique concept of a book club traveling into books. The release of a new book in the series is always exciting.

I received an advance copy of the book. All opinions expressed here are my own.
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