The Pippington Tales

Welcome to Pippington

Pippington is a town somewhere between Downton Abbey and Storybrooke of Once Upon A Time. It is a place where magic exists, but most folks remain ignorant as they go along in their daily lives. However, it is difficult to ignore magic when kidnapped by a mermaid, one’s brother appears to now be a frog, or completed shoes start appearing on the shop counter after only being imagined the night before.

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$55 plus $5 shipping + Tax Includes:

  • True Bride and the Shoemaker
  • The Lady and the Frog
  • The Matchgirl and the Magician
  • The Mermaid’s Apprentice

The True Bride and the Shoemaker

TrueBride_Shoemaker_FINALWelcome to Pippington, where motorcars bump down old, city lanes, elegant shoes appear by magic, and an ordinary shoemaker can become a hero.

Peter Talbot could use a little magic. Cheap factory-made shoes are putting his shop out of business, his nagging sisters will never let him rest, and his efforts to find true love are constantly thwarted by worldly fickleness. However, the gift of a wild primrose and a shipment of rare griffin skin are about to change everything. When beautiful, handmade shoes begin appearing in his shop every morning, Peter is determined to find his secret helper. What he finds introduces him to adventure and the hidden world of magic in Pippington.

The True Bride and the Shoemaker is the first of The Pippington Tales, based on The Elves and the Shoemaker and other fairy tales.

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Available now in e-book and print.

Perfect For:

    1. Those who love magic, romance, and sensible footwear.
    2. Those who love to dance.
    3. Elves who enjoy pastries.


The Lady and the Frog

Welcome to Pippington, where motorcars bump down old city lanes, frogs transform into men, and mermaids just might be real.

Evelyn Havish is through waiting for Henry Kingston to look up from his ledgers and propose. But, when Henry’s brother Jack is transformed into a frog and trapped in a well, Evelyn must join the rescue. Armed with her training as a lady and a solid punch, Evelyn must outwit a scheming heiress, wrestle an octopus, and kiss far more frogs than a girl should be expected to. As she dives deeper into a hidden world of magic, she discovers Jack may not be the one who needs saving.

The Lady and the Frog is the second book in the Pippington Tales but can be read alone.

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Available now in e-book and print.

Perfect For:

    1. Fantastic, independent heroines.
    2. Accountants who enjoy fairy tales.
    3. The mermaids and pirates in your life.

The Matchgirl and the Magician

MatchgirlMagician_CoverWelcome to Pippington, where motor cars bump down old city lanes, carpets can fly, and magic is a secret proper young ladies keep.

One fateful night, a child named Adeline lies alone in the snow. Fading into sleep, her only warmth comes from her matches and the embers of her hidden magic. As she succumbs to the cold of death, she is saved by Rompell, a stranger from a land of deserts and magic with secrets of his own.

Their lives intertwined, Rompell and Adeline become father and daughter. As Adeline becomes an elegant young woman, she fights to control and hide her growing magic in a world full of handsome young men, fine dresses, and her own grand romance.

When an enemy arises from the shadows of Rompell’s past, with ancient spells and dangerous magic, Rompell and Adeline risk losing all they have built together. As Rompell fights to protect his daughter, it may be Adeline who must risk revealing her powers and losing true love to save her father.

The Matchgirl and the Magician is the third book in The Pippington Tales but can be read alone. The tale mixes Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Matchgirl, Rumplestiltskin, the legend of King Midas, and the magic of the Arabian Nights.

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Available now in e-book and print.

Perfect For:

    1. Families who read together, especially fathers and daughters.
    2. Those looking for a tale of romance and revenge.
    3. Those who always wanted Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Matchgirl to be taken in by a kind stranger.

Pippington Series Deal:

The True Bride and the Shoemaker (Book 1) PLUS The Lady and The Frog (Book 2) for $27 with free shipping (Click here)

7 thoughts on “The Pippington Tales

  1. i bought this book after hearing your mother talk about it at a networking meeting. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it and look forward to your next one.

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