We follow the characters in this book from 1906 to 1953 in London, England where Papa Jack’s Emporium is located. This magic toy shop opens with the first frost of winter and closes when the first snow drop appears, usually sometime in January. At the age of fifteen, Cathy Wray leaves home and finds a job at the Emporium where she quickly becomes family with Papa Jack and his sons, Emil and Kaspar.
This book has a little bit of everything in it – magic, historical fiction, romance, despair and disappointment, all told as we follow a more modern retelling of Cain and Abel.
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