Morning lovelies. Today I’m super excited to bring you a review of a magical, unique and wonderful story that has been sitting on my TBR for over a year. Little Eden: Book One by KT King is one to check out, I wish I’d read it sooner!
Title: Little Eden: A Magic Book
Author: KT King
Genre: Cosy crime/supernatural mystery/women’s fiction/magical realism/spirituality
Series/Standalone: Book One in the series
Estimated Word Count: 278
Formats available: Paperback
about Little Eden: book One
A Magic Book opens the heart & expands the mind…
2012. Little Eden, London, England.
The beautiful sanctuary town of Little Eden is under threat. Human greed, selfishness and disregard are about to turn the last 1,000 years to dust. Robert Bartlett-Hart must make a choice.
With the help of his friends (plus plenty of tea and cake), Robert learns that there is more at stake than just Little Eden. Something lies at the heart of the Abbey; something that stands between mankind and Armageddon. The friends must navigate past lives, other dimensions, and even Heaven itself, to find a way to save Little Eden and themselves.
Will Little Eden survive to usher in a new age, or will humanity perish with it?
Little Eden is a tiny walled hamlet in London that has been there for thousands of years and owned by the same family. Now it’s cared for by a Trust to ensure its safety. But when one of the mayor trustees dies, it looks like Little Eden is under threat….
And it’s not just threats from the living…..There’s something else about Little Eden. It’s a spiritual little place with psychics and star children, ghosts and other things that are yet to be discovered……
With the plight of Little Eden firmly on Robert Bartlett-Harts shoulders, he can’t decide what the best thing is to do. But if he doesn’t decide soon, Little Eden could be lost forever…..
I really enjoyed this story. It was cosy and magical with some funny moments, but there were also creepy and dark moments too. The plot felt really unique and other-worldly. The idea that this tiny hamlet was in the middle of London, yet the citizens way of life was completely different was fab. The town is full of magic, ghosts and spirituality which I loved. I thoroughly enjoyed finding out about Little Eden as it was in the present (2012) and across the centuries. It sounds like such a lovely delightful little place with cute, little boutique shops and cafes – a place I’d love to visit. However, there is the dark side which is just bubbling on the surface. We get a good insight into the supernatural but I have a feeling there is a lot more to come in book 2 (which I can’t wait for by the way!). There was plenty of mystery in this to keep you turning the pages, and I just kept coming back for me!
There is a large cast of characters, some you will love and some you will absolutely hate! Robert and Jack are brilliant – I loved them both. They both seem to be so charming! The kids, especially Alice and Tambo are adorable, and Sophie and Lucy are brilliant. Sophie is psychic but also suffers with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; the author really makes you understand what it must be like for her; not only how hard it must be, but also how frustrating. There are loads of supporting characters too – and I have to say, the men in Little Eden all sound like they should be models!!
There are so many lovely messages throughout the book. I love the fact that the community all come together and the Trust help people to live. It really makes you want to be part of a loving and caring community with some wonderful wise old people to share their experiences! Apart from a few, people really to rally for each other and it’s just beautiful.
I mainly enjoyed the writing style. At times it is told from a narrators point of view and at times I found it slightly off-putting. I was so engrossed in the story and characters that I didn’t feel like I was really necessary, I think the detail could have been bought in another way. However, it really didn’t stop me from loving the book and won’t stop me from reading Book 2!
The other brilliant thing that you need to know about the book is that there are some fantastic recipes in the back, recipes from No.1 Daisy Place Cafe – they all sound delicious, especially the brownies!
So overall, a fantastic magical, other-worldly and unique story, set in a beautiful, quirky and ancient hamlet, with a wide cast of characters who will individually draw out emotions in you. If you’re looking for a good magical, supernatural mystery, with someone wonderful messages throughout, then you should check this out. Definitely recommended by me.
about the author
As you’ll be able to tell from reading Little Eden, I love afternoon tea, all things spiritual and work as a complimentary therapist. After four years of studying French at the University of Lancaster I spent a year studying in Cambridge before heading off to Australia and New Zealand for a year. I have wanted to write since being five years old it has only taken me forty years to fulfill my dreams! French, Gothic and Romantic Literature heavily influence my own style of writing as do cinema and television, in particular I am inspired by directors such as Hitchock, Luhrmann and Branaugh. I love crafting, up cycling and a bit of shabby chic! I sell some of my handmade jewellery in my Etsy shop where all the gifts inspired by Little Eden. I meditate daily and would love to exercise more than the ME/CFS allows me too! I eat way too much chocolate these days as I chill out watching TV adaptations of cosy crime novels.
Huge thanks to KT for sharing her book with me and for patiently waiting for a review! All views and opinions are my own.
Let me know if you’ll be reading this lovelies!