“ Unputdownable – I finished this book in one night. This series slays me – Jodi McAlister has done it again. Not to be missed. ”
Ellie Marney, acclaimed author of Every Breath
“ When it comes to magic, we can’t get enough and this book fulfils all of our Harry Potter–loving needs. If you haven't caught the Valentine series by Aussie author Jodi McAlister, then you're in for a treat. ”
February 5, 2019
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February 5, 2019
The field is full of flowers.
None of those words is a lie, but they’re not true either, because they’re too small, too inadequate, too little to describe the field, its fullness, the flowers.
The sea of flowers stretches away as far as the eye can see in every direction, the most glorious carpet in the world. It undulates up the gentle curves of the rolling hills and down again, an ocean of every colour you can imagine. It’s like looking at one of those magic eye things, where if you stare at it long enough, a new picture will emerge, a dog or a pony or a house.
It’s overwhelming. There are so many flowers, so many colours, and if I lay down right here they would close over me. It would be like being put to bed under the loveliest quilt in the world. Lie down, precious Pearl, my mother’s voice would whisper. I’ll tuck you in.
I would lie down, and I would close my eyes, and the flowers would grow around me. They would grow through the gaps in my fingers and toes, the crooks of my joints, petals brushing my skin like the gentlest fingers. Flowers would grow out of my mouth and eyes and ears and I would melt away, and then there would be nothing, just a field full of flowers, gently waving in the breeze.Continue Reading