The Chancellor Fairy Tales Books 1-3 by Poppy Lawless {Review} @ThePoppyLawless





I'm the last mermaid. I'm back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters are silent. There is nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that litters the rocky shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole survivor, and at long last, my mermaid glamour is leaving me. Every day, I walk the beach. Every day, I wonder what happened to my people. The little pieces of colored glass that wash ashore give me simple pleasure. They are gifts from the lake, reminders of home. I fashion them into trinkets: necklaces, earrings, bracelets. They are beautiful things. The humans seem love them. Every day, I walk the beach. Nothing ever changes, until the day he says hello. Cooper I'm dying. It's not a question, it's a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one. I've never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset until I see her. All life is as fragile as glass. What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?




What a hauntingly beautiful story. The story line was absolutely stunning and breath taking and the characters were mesmerizing. I was swept away by it and I know you will be too! Looking forward to reading more of the author's books.

{I wrote this review in February 2015}







Buttercream. Vanilla. Fondant. Dark chocolate. Brown sugar. Molasses. Baking has always been my true love, but it wasn’t until my mother’s death, and the unexpected inheritance of Serendipity Gardens, that my bliss called me. Bittersweet. But Serendipity Gardens has more to offer than just a potential shopfront. An unusual recipe box left to me by a distant relative might be the key to unlocking my dreams.

Too bad the most powerful family in Chancellor has plans that could turn those dreams to ruins—literally. Too bad the son of that powerful family is just the kind of guy I’ve been looking for.




I suppose being heir to the Hunter family’s Blushing Grape Winery should make me happy, but nothing could be further from the truth. With my mother gone, my father has taken me under his wing, and I despise everything about the way he does business. Sour grapes, indeed. Instead of raising money for charitable causes, my true passion, I’m chasing my father’s manifest destiny. Too bad his dream includes paving paradise.


Too bad the property owner is the sweetest woman I’ve ever met. They say the course of true love never runs smooth. But that’s nothing a magical cupcake can’t solve.






From the moment I started reading this book I was transported into this beautiful and magickal tale. I felt such a closeness to Julie, like she was an actual friend; maybe even a sister. I loved how strong Julie'scharacter was and the author's story line was breath taking and full of vivid characters...all with their own strengths and weaknesses. I even found myself becoming attached to the characters. 


Poppy Lawless is an extremely gifted author as she knows how to truly weave a world building web that ensnares you and keeps you captivated from beginning to end and I know because once I picked this book up I simply couldn't bring myself to put it down. I will gladly continue to read her books and highly recommend you read this one like yesterday.

{I wrote this review January 20, 2016}




When your heart makes a wish, even impossible dreams can come true


After years of working for my family’s business, I’m finally back in college and ready to chase my dream of becoming a perfumer. It seems like the stars are all aligning when Chancellor College invites a preeminent French fragrance expert to speak at a symposium. Everything is working out just right, as long as I can continue to ignore my growing feelings for a certain hippie beekeeper. That, it seems, is turning out to be easier said than done.


The elders sent me on a mission to Chancellor to help Alice, owner of the local bagel shop, find true love. So far? Well, not so good. The bees and I have to double up our efforts if we have any hope of helping our girl find the road to happiness. While I know Alice should be my priority one, my heart, however, seems to have a mind of its own. If I could just get Viola Hunter out of my mind, I could focus on my task. That, it seems, is turning out to be easier said than done.


The Bee Charmer is a stand-alone novella and part of The Chancellor Fairy Tales, a series of romantic fairy tales for adults. This novel can be read on its own, but you'll get the most enjoyment from this series if the works are read in order.





I can't get enough of this author and of this series. This time around we get to learn about Rayne and Viola and I loved it so much that I stayed up to finish it in one reading. I continue to be enraptured my this author's creativity and and I swear that she has magical abilities. The story line is breathtaking and the characters are all beautiful and come to life right in front of your very eyes.

When you read a book written by this author it feels like she's written it just for you and I know that you will simply love this book and the series and I highly recommend them to one and all. Don't put off reading this enthralling series that's full of magic and love any longer!!


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