Saturday, December 7, 2013

Second Star To The Right - Spotlight

Sometimes fairy tales do come true...

As a single mother of two, Faye O’Neill has no time for fairy tales. She’s not even certain she believes in luck. Practical, smart and desperate to escape a shadowy past, Faye takes a job at a top advertising firm in London where she hopes she and her children can find a fresh start. When she finds the beautiful two-story flat for rent in a stately old Victorian complete with a neglected but tumbling English garden, she can scarcely believe her good fortune. But it’s not long before Faye realizes everything in the old home may not be as peaceful as it seems.

A strange light begins to appear in her children’s rooms at night, and then there’s the reclusive elderly tenant her landlady warned her to steer clear of, the woman who spends her evenings spying on Faye’s children from her garret-room window.  To make matters worse, Faye, who has sworn off men, discovers her downstairs neighbor Jack is a disturbingly handsome professor with a talent for charming women and children alike. Before she knows it, Faye has embarked upon a whole new adventure into a world where anything might be possible, where broken hearts can be healed by a kiss, and where Neverland may not be a place of fables, but a forgotten land one can still find if they are only brave enough to follow the second star to the right.

 Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times, USA Today bestselling author of fifteen novels.   She has received numerous awards, including several Readers’ Choice Awards, the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing and was featured at the National Book Festival, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction.

Mary Alice is a frequent speaker at book festivals, conferences, and private events.  Monroe is also a frequent contributor to magazines and online blogs. She serves on the Board of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Literacy Volunteers.   For more information, videos, podcasts, and more, go to  and Facebook.