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EXTRAORDINARY! Really. A mixture of magical realism, Southern history, and lots of charm. Natalie Lloyd has given readers a book that fun, magical, and heartfelt. What a gift it is. Emma Pearl is a girl with a life that no one would call ordinary. Blackwood Hollow, Tennessee and a graveyard owned by Emma’s Granny Blue (Emma gives tours), the Boneyard Cafe, unusual characters, magical flowers and heavenly-scented peach-lavender muffins?!? Yes, please. The women in Emma’s family all have special roles in life, revealed to them in a Destiny Dream. Emma is anxiously awaiting her Destiny Dream, but when it arrives, it isn’t what she expects. At all. A mysterious key is part of her dream, setting Emma off on an adventure. What unfolds is a surprising tale that blends magical mystery with Southern ties to the past – soon, Emma finds herself up against a big money developer who want to tear down the family’s beloved cafe, and some mysterious characters appear who just might be able to help Emma outwit the developer, save the cafe, and solve the mystery. Emma is determined, intelligent, and she dreams big. This is a female protagonist that will appeal to young readers. Emma’s tender hearted story, quirky and likable characters, and the interplay of magic and history is what puts this book on the must read shelf. A welcome addition to the classroom and home library. Definitely magical!