A wonderfully unique tale that wasn't reminiscent of anything else I've read. Not reading the first book didn't detract from this book in any way. The characters were so well-developed and the story so unique that it easily stood on its own.
-- LibraryThing early reviewers
Fantasy writing at its best. This thrilling and engaging tale will keep you engaged until the very end. Great chemistry where the characters leap off the page. I couldn't put it down.
The second book I read in this series and I think it's even better than the first one. Engaging and entertaining. Highly recommended!
BOOK 2 IN THE BLINNEY LANE SERIES
Drea Damara outdid herself, doing the almost impossible and improving on an already powerful story. She did this by taking one secondary character and one tertiary character from the first book, two extremely flawed but colorful characters and putting them in the worst (or best depending on your perspective) possible situations you can imagine. The hero and heroine, Lord Ranthrop and Valerie make the story a page-turner. Their chemistry is off the literary charts.
-- John Winston, author of the IA series
OFFICIAL SITE OF AUTHOR
Anything Can Happen on Blinney Lane Agatha Blinney’s curse is unleashed when Franci Doltman dresses up as her favorite movie star. Now the storeowners on Blinney Lane must rally together to save Franci before the possession claims her forever. Valerie Millville is tired of her controlling mother, disappointing men, and being misunderstood. Determined to escape her life on Blinney Lane, she and troublemaker Ricky Allister volunteer to find a cure by venturing inside one of the cursed weeping books.
From mythical lands to peculiar allies to other worldly creatures, Valerie learns not all stories are written in stone—or even in one dimension. Can she and Ricky save Franci in time or will their friend become another casualty of the curse that binds Blinney Lane? Will Farwin Wood show them secrets undiscovered or are mysteries merely in the eye of the beholder? Get ready for an adventure that will transport you into the pages of a fantasy world beyond reality.
Great read and even if not reading the first book, enough subtle hints reveal that the reader will definitely want to read the first book that started it all!
-- Goodreads review
"No matter how much you are willing to give or accept, love can be a downright selfish bastard."
When I got to the end of the book, I wanted more. I actually looked for additional pages, not wanting it to end. I want to know what happens to these characters that you grow to love and root for. I want to see where their paths continue, both in Massachusetts and in the Weeping books. The characters are written in a way that you feel they are your friends and family and that you want to join them on their adventures. I truly hope Drea considers writing more Blinney Lane books.
-- Goodreads review