A lyrical and magical new story from the acclaimed author of The Amaranth Enchantment
In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy's charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason's apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king's carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . .
Berry's debut novel garnered glowing reviews and strong sales—and now she's done it again with a beautifully woven tale to keep all readers, young and old, absolutely charmed.
All her life, Evie thought she was just a normal girl: she had hopes and dreams, ambitions, talents. Though she has never known a day of sickness, she is unusually talented in helping those who are ill; and when she puts on gypsy charms, unusual things begin to happen.
Secondhand Charm was an interesting book. It has a fresh perspective that I enjoyed. This was a quick read; and I feel that Julie Berry has written a book that will intrigue teenagers, and have girls wishing they could travel to the nearest ocean and find a leviathan of their own.