Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sunday Synopsis

The Magic of Finkleton (Finkleton, #1)The Magic of Finkleton by K.C. Hilton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a cute little story. It's actually a series of three books, but the third has not been released yet. The author self-published under the pseudonym K. C. Hilton.

Finkleton is the perfect town in England. The weather is perfect, and the fruits, grains, and vegetables are the best around. The town centers around a shop owned by Harry Finkle. When Uncle Harry dies suddenly, and the Finkles' home in Bath burns down, the Finkles move to Finkleton to take over the shop. Things have not been going well since Uncle Harry died. One by one, the children, Jack, Lizzy, and Robert, put clues together and discover the magic of Finkleton.

The book appears to be set in a time long ago based on the language and the absence of contractions used by characters such as "I'm" and "You're." It's a little static at times, and the children are too syrupy. But overall, it's a creative and entertaining story, and I look forward to reading Return to Finkleton.

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