Book Description (via Goodreads): The first rule of heartbreak club is – get your heart broken. That’s all really.
Caroline’s heart broke when her husband took his own life. Josh’s heart broke when his wife was killed in an accident. And somehow, talking to a group of strangers once a week doesn’t seem to be helping either of them. Until Sylvia arrives.
When she lost her own partner two years ago, she fell apart and had to put herself back together. Most of all she wished for the help of someone who’d been through it already. And now she’s here to pass her handbook on to those who need it most.
The problem is, following Sylvia’s rules means looking to the future. And Caroline and Josh each need some answers from their past before they can even think about that…
Book Description (via Goodreads): The Crowns of Croswald invites young readers to explore themes of stepping into their own magic, discovering their true selves, and battling evil head-on. Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as “an action-packed treat […] with a relatable heroine facing challenges in a vivid world of magic and mystery,” and called a new classic by readers, The Crowns of Croswald series is a magical romp through a fully formed universe with dragons, magical quills, potions, and mythical creatures.
Ivy Lovely is 16 and she has no idea who she is—or what her powers could be. When she crosses a magical boundary, she discovers a whole new world of enchantment and mystery. Making friends that will last a lifetime—and save her life—she steps into her own abilities and discovers more about her hidden past, magical blood, and the power of Croswald’s mystical stones. But all is not well: a dark history and an evil Queen threatens all that is good. Will Ivy’s bravery and wit be enough?