Within the margins of an antique book, a timeless love waits for a young woman on the precipice of a terrible mistake in this enthralling new novel from the acclaimed author of Some of It Was Real.
Constance Sparks always says yes…when her capricious best friend needs money; when her boss gives her more responsibility without a raise; and when her boyfriend, Hayden, who is very kind but also secretive, asks her to marry him.
While planning their wedding—and struggling with anxiety about the right course for her future—Constance researches the history of her antique engagement ring and unearths the name of a man who might be connected to it, plus his tragic love story. When she finds a book of letters in her library’s old manuscript section written by the long-dead man, Constance is deeply touched by his words and leaves a note for him confessing her uncertainty and doubts. She’s shocked days later to find a response tucked among the pages.
As the notes continue to arrive, Constance finds herself quickly falling in love with a ghost and putting her real-life relationship in jeopardy. Will a bond based on letters impossibly sent from the past derail her future? Or will Constance discover her voice and risk everything for the chance to somehow connect with her true soul mate?
About the Author
Nan Fischer is a two-time Oregon Book Award finalist for her novels, When Elephants Fly and The Speed of Falling Objects. Additional author credits include coauthored sport autobiographies for elite athletes, and a Star Wars trilogy for Lucasfilm. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their vizsla, Boone.
“A feel-good novel about freeing ourselves from the past and finding our way to a bright and beautiful future.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Santopolo
"The Book of Silver Linings is a novel that pulls at all the right heartstrings. While it hits all the mystery and romance sweet spots, it's also a love story about living authentically and the magic that comes from trusting your gut and heart."–Kate Spencer, author of In a New York Minute
"This feel good novel is about second chances, and feeling worthy enough to claim them. At once mystical realism and romance, this is a book with which to curl up with your favorite furry friend and prepare to fall in love."—New York Times bestselling author Karen White
"Magical, empowering and unforgettable! One woman's fascination with the story behind her heirloom engagement ring changes everything in this wonderfully romantic story of self-discovery. If you've ever wondered if love can reach through time, this book is for you!"—Jane L Rosen, author of On Fire Island
"Heartwarming, addictive, and oh-so-satisfying."—Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know
“Looking for an uplifting read with a touch of magic? This utterly charming, delightful, and captivating reading will have you falling in love with love’s possibilities.”—The Patriot-Ledger
Praise for Some of It Was Real
"Fresh, surprising, and compulsively readable...an unflinching exploration of identity, trauma, and transcending the past, and it kept me riveted all the way up to its jaw-dropping conclusion."—New York Times bestselling author Andrea Bartz
"The perfect blend of mystery and love story, Some of It Was Real kept me guessing and turning pages way past my bedtime, all the way to its shocking denouement. An absolute must-read."—USA Today bestselling author Colleen Oakley
"Some of It Was Real had everything I love—characters I was rooting for and an intriguing premise that kept me guessing. The ending had me turning the final pages at a breakneck speed. You will simply love this book."—Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know
"Some of It Was Real by Nan Fischer is an addictive mixture of several genres—magical realism, mystery, family drama and romance — and is the perfect distraction for summer’s dog days."—Augusta Chronicle
“Fischer has a natural touch for plotting and clever dialogue, and her fresh, delightful plot charms and entices. Women’s fiction readers will devour this.”—Publishers Weekly
"Some of it Was Real is a beautiful, well-written, and well-structured novel that is easily worthy of five stars."--New York Journal of Books