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Old Flames and New Fortunes

Old Flames and New Fortunes, April 2024
Moonville Novel #1
by Sarah Hogle

G.P. Putnam's Sons
384 pages
ISBN: 0593715055
EAN: 9780593715055
Kindle: B0CCN9MYR3
Trade Paperback / e-Book
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"Second Chance Romance for High School Sweethearts with a Side of Witchy"

Fresh Fiction Review

Old Flames and New Fortunes
Sarah Hogle

Reviewed by S. Lyn Collins
Posted April 4, 2024

Paranormal | Romance Comedy

Sarah Hogle's newest book OLD FLAMES AND NEW FORTUNES is set in Moonville, Ohio, and draws tourists with its new-age theme. Romina Tempest finally found her place doing flora fortunes in the small candle and book shop with her sisters Luna and Zelda all in the building that used to be owned by her grandmother. Her mother sold the shop for a pittance to a young investor named Trevor to spite Romina's Dad. The sisters and Trevor scrape the money together to buy the lot next door to expand Romina's garden with consequences. When Trevor's Dad comes to town for a surprise wedding to the mother of Romina's high school sweetheart, Alex, Romina sees Alex for the first time since they broke up before college. Romina and Trevor try to convince Trevor's Dad to invest in the shop as the festivities gear up. Unfortunately, Trevor decided to announce to everyone that he and Romina are seriously dating and in love. Romina still has feelings for Alex but her last relationship left her seriously traumatized. Alex and Romina's high school relationship and break up are revealed through tender discussions and flashbacks. The story is full of hysterical situations, endearing supporting characters, witty dialogue, unexpected events, and an enduring love that will make your heart melt. I bet it's authors Zelda and Morgan next.

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Fibs and squabbles and spells . . . oh my!

A small, magical town tucked away in rural Ohio, Moonville is the perfect place for floral witch Romina Tempest to use the language of flowers to help the hopeful manifest love in their lives. After giving up on her own big romance eleven years ago, at least she can bask in others' happily ever afters.

When the shop’s potential financier shares news of his wedding, Romina jumps at the opportunity to discuss the business . . . even if it means she has to fake-date her chaotic colleague Trevor to get an invitation. But all hell breaks loose when she discovers Trevor’s soon-to-be stepbrother is none other than Alex King: her high school sweetheart. Her greatest love. The boy who broke her heart.

What starts as an innocent misunderstanding becomes a weeklong fake-dating scheme, as Romina quickly finds out she can’t deny her connection with Alex. Caught between her livelihood and her heart, Romina must decide if taking a second chance on first love is worth the risk.

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