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Once Upon a Wardrobe

—Book Review—

Title: Once Upon A Wardrobe

Author: Patti Callahan

Publisher: Harper Muse

Genre: Historical Fiction

It snowed the past few days here in Montana, so it felt like a good time to finally review one of my favorite reads last month—Once Upon A Wardrobe. I wouldn’t describe myself as a C.S. Lewis or Narnia fanatic; quite frankly my memory is a little fuzzy on the book. My point is…you don’t really need to have read the classic or have been a huge fan of the author to enjoy this magical, brilliant tale. Of course, I am now.

“The way stories change us can’t be explained, It can only be felt. Like love.”

“Once upon a wardrobe, not very long ago and not far away . . .

We have main character Megs Devonshire who is a brilliant math student studying at Oxford. She has big dreams of pursuing the greatest mysteries in physics. She prefers facts to fiction.

Her eight year old brother, George, was born with a bad heart and doesn’t have very long to live. When George becomes captivated and obsessed with a brand new little tale called The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, he begs Megs to find out where Naria came from. Megs can’t refuse her precious little brother.

Despite feeling rather timid about the whole situation, Megs approaches the author at her Oxford college and finds herself invited to his estate for tea time. And not just one time, she keeps getting invited back for multiple tea sessions and stories.

But, you see, Megs just wants the facts and not stories!!! Why won’t he just tell her plainly what George wants to know!? She’s running out of time with her brother.

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 Very close to five stars for me, but the middle dragged just a little. I loved each time Megs got a new story and went and relayed it to George. I liked the sweet little romance Megs develops with her friend, Padraig. I liked the way Megs relationship with her parents grew. Mostly, I liked the clever way the author ended this one. Very well done.

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