"Loyalty to oneself and ethical ideals are at the heart of this brilliant and surprising novel. Environment, red tape, crime, capitalism, and survival are topics ably fielded alongside of faithful stewardship, friendship, and what makes a family. If you're looking for a thoughtful, fast-paced, mad-cap, entertaining novel which will delight you, pick this up. You will not be disappointed, and you'll come away thinking—which is never a bad thing. Res upp! Life is GOOD!" —Tanita Davis, Finding Wonderland



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April 30, 2014

ISBN #9781771081320 because life is the most fantastic thing.


Reader Comments (15)

What a wondrous thing, to be the creator of such magic.

Thank you.
December 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
Thank you, Amanda! This one's been sitting with me for far too long because I've been plodding, and then Nimbus had to shuffle things around to make it all fit, and so it feels very surreal that it's finally happening. But wondrous, yes. I feel terribly undisciplined right now with writing, but this helps. A kick in the pants. The best kind of book, your own or otherwise. :)
December 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkate inglis

Oh it's gorgeous and so are you.

December 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlison
BEST Christmas present EVER!!!!
Merry Christmas, love you and So very proud!
Mom and Dad
December 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMom
Wow! Looks incredible!
December 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKari
I can't wait to add this to my son's library!
December 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaria
GORGEOUS!!!!! Can hardly wait ! xo
December 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersheree
Hell to the yes.
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJosh
WOOT! Can't wait to get my hands on it! Congratulations!
December 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle C
hooray, can't wait!
December 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercindy c
Oh, this makes me smile. Big congratulations to you!!
January 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Anderson
Yay! I can't wait! Neither can my kids. :)
January 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngella
CAN'T WAIT! My birthday is April 27th so I am pretty sure you planned it this way, RIGHT?
Not sure how I missed this post, nevertheless some mid-February cheer for me. Can't wait to add this one to the bookshelf next to the first. You know, there is room for more on that shelf....just saying.
February 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter-hn
Congratulations! It's brilliant, Can't wait to get it for my girls.
March 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan from Butter Blog

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