Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bargain Book Bonanza (30): Wildwood Dancing

Welcome to Bargain Book Bonanza!

Lesa is hosting this week!

Greetings, book buddies! BBB is back in 2012-- hopefully on a weekly or bi-monthly schedule. But possibly less if life gets too busy. That is the great thing about being a blogger: one can make up the rules then change them or break them.

Now on to my BBB book...

I can't wait to show off this beautiful book that I found for one dollar at a Texas Hastings (a chain that sells new and used books, movies, music and video games) during my Thanksgiving week of seriously bizarre bad juju. Finding this book was very good juju and a turning point in the juju department.  

Isn't the cover breathtaking?  There are so many minuscule delights hidden in the cover art that I discover something new every time I look at it.  

 But I didn't buy it just for the cover. 

The title influenced me too. It was just too evocative for a girl with the soul of dryad. You know how I love trees and forests.  

Then the synopsis clinched the deal. One of the shortest and simplest that I've ever seen but irresistible. 

Five adventurous sisters...
Four dark creatures...
Three magical gifts...
Two forbidden lovers...
One enchanted frog...

Cross the threshold into the Wildwood, and enter a land of magic, daring, betrayal, and true love.

That is it and all it took. 

Wildwood Dancing was lost amid all my bargain books but I found it this past weekend and I can't wait to read it. In fact, I'm going to start it even though I'm absorbed in a reread of Great Gatsby. I'm suddenly in a fairytale mood.  Fairytale moods are like that...

Have you read this book or any others by this author?


BBB is a book haul linky party for bargain loving bookworms!

Bargain Book Bonanza

Want to join the party? Just visit the Bargain Book Bonanza page for the particulars.


  1. That is a most glorious book cover! It's so whimsical and golden. And there is a random angelfish just floatin' on buy in the forest!

  2. Jackie: Thanks for stopping by! I wish you could see it in person-- it is mesmerizing.

  3. This is a wonderful blog for those of us who love books. I wonder if you will ever discover Baja. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have followed you back!:)

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I hope to post about my sleuthing soon.

  4. Replies
    1. It is good so far-- different from urban faerie tales, thank goodness. I've gotten tired of those.

  5. Hi Lesa, that looks like fun! Sometimes I think that I should begin reading my kids and youth books again soon. I wanted to let you know that I can do a BBB post soon ... I bought some books before we went to Texas and just remembered them the other day. Just let me know when you feel like having another BBB and I'll link up to it.

    Hope you are having a great 2012!

    Kathy M.

    1. Thanks for stopping by-- always love your comments! Yeah, I can only go so long without rereading my old faves.

      There will be a new BBB this week-- DeLynne is hosting! Hope you can link up!


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