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No one expects to bump into supernatural beings. A paranormal romance about love, magic, and ultimately, karma.
Bea lives a simple life residing in a London second-hand bookshop. It had been an especially difficult year, especially splitting up with Brandon, her philandering, druggie ex. The shop’s calm was all she desired, but a rare night out brings with it enormous change in the form of two men who will impact Bea’s life forever. Bea’s quiet existence turns into turmoil as she slowly starts to unravel a secret past, and strange visions and mysterious journals left anonymously at the shop taking her on a sacred journey of infinite possibility. Bea realizes that no matter what form your soul takes, there are consequences for your actions—will she cope with the heartbreak and truths before her and find genuine happiness in her existence?
|Publisher:||Urbane Publications Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Tracey-Anne McCartney is an artist and designer specializing in mixed-media techniques. Her art dolls have been featured in such magazines as Art Doll Quarterly, Contemporary Doll, and Soft Dolls, and have been exhibited at The Dollirium Gallery, Canada. Her Dolly of London website has built up a cult following. A Carpet of Purple Flowers is her debut novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A Carpet of Purple Flowers is a tale of faeries, sidhe, witches and more. Bea, a human, is a divorcee who loves comfort and consistency after a tumultuous marriage. Nothing is better than sweet, hot tea and a book. All this changes when she accepts a party invitation and during the evening sees those that should not be seen. Enter characters from another realm to enquire why she has been able to see and talk to those not of this world. Bea’s quiet time of self-healing is blasted by a war between the seelie and unseelie, a sort of ethereal Hatfields and McCoys. Bea finds there is more within her than she ever knew and winds up passionately embroiled in relationships with two men on opposing sides of the sidhe war. Parts of this novel are well written and gripping, especially the fighting scenes, but the romantic scenes are tinged with purple patches. Some of the plot is overwrought, but this is a fast, take you-out-of-your-daily cares kind of read. It is graphic, so there’s a caution.