“Sophisticated and thought-provoking…an urban fairy tale for grown-ups.”
***GOLD MEDAL Winner
Global Ebook Awards, USA 2016
***SILVER MEDAL Winner
Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest, USA 2017
***GOLD AWARD Winner
Literary Titan Book Awards, USA 2017
***RED RIBBON Winner
The Wishing Shelf Awards, UK 2015
***B.R.A.G. MEDALLION Honoree
Book Readers’ Appreciation Group, USA 2018
***BEST BOOK WE’VE READ ALL YEAR Finalist
Read Freely UK 2018
History, mystery, contemporary romance and magic…
A whimsical tale about money and its unknown otherworldly origins.
It is midnight, and you are sleeping.
I am here at the table with a candle at my elbow, penning the most difficult letter I have ever had to write.
They are coming for me. Samuel Withers saw them in the village…
Edward Lillibridge writes a farewell letter to his son. The controversial author is facing trial for heresy after revealing, in a book, the true beginnings of money.
…six months before the Global Financial Crisis rocks the economy. Lillibridge’s startling version of history, published under the guise of fiction, is out-of-print and largely overlooked.
Until it’s discovered by Rosetta: an idealist whose hope of starting a worldwide charity has been crushed by her sole-parent struggles. Lillibridge’s tale about a gold-obsessed kingdom (and the sprites they enslave: elfin clan dwellers whose currency of choice is kindness) ignites a memory Rosetta cannot explain.
The reading group Rosetta begins with friends—and blogs about—inspires other Lillibridge book clubs across the globe. Her own Sydney group meets fortnightly at a vintage bungalow, the rental home she secured to escape a gruesome intruder.
In a wealthier part of Sydney, finance executive Matthew (polished, successful, admired) has been questioning his slave-to-the-dollar existence and his marriage to a tantrum-throwing shopaholic. And now he’s questioning his sanity after finding he’s been followed by an elf.
And then Matthew learns the elf is portrayed in a book. He won’t be sharing that discovery anytime soon. Or so he thinks…
Rosetta’s intruder still lurks in the shadows, but who could the stranger be? A prowler from the suburb Rosetta and her teenaged daughter fled…or a traveller from the past, determined to suppress an ancient memory that will change the world forever?
“A book we want to stay in for as long as possible.”