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.
Welcome 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.
- Those who love magic, romance, and sensible footwear.
- Those who love to dance.
- Elves who enjoy pastries.
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.
- Fantastic, independent heroines.
- Accountants who enjoy fairy tales.
- The mermaids and pirates in your life.
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.
- Families who read together, especially fathers and daughters.
- Those looking for a tale of romance and revenge.
- Those who always wanted Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Matchgirl to be taken in by a kind stranger.