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The Magic of Finkleton [Kindle Edition]

K.C. Hilton
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Most folks say, "Mother Nature controls the rain." However this is not the case in the village of Finkleton.

In the perfect little village of Finkleton, the weather is always perfect. Every farm grows the best, biggest, healthiest crops in the entire world, and everyone is happy.

Soon after the Finkles inherit their Uncle Harry's shop and move to Finkleton, they discover magical secrets hidden in his shop. One clue at a time, Jack, Lizzy and Robert learn the town's amazing secret. No, Mother Nature is not in charge in Finkleton!

Ever since Uncle Harry's death, the weather has not been cooperating. Farms are starting to fail. Will the Finkle children be able to solve all the magical mysteries before the village is destroyed?

Come along to Finkleton. A very special, magical adventure is about to begin!

Age Range 9-12
Childrens / Middle Grade Fiction

Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval June 8, 2011
Literary Classics Finalist September 29, 2011
Literary Classics Gold Award for Best of Pre-Teen Fiction October 14, 2011


Book Review
Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite

The Magic of Finkleton is a captivating novel written by K.C. Hilton. Siblings, Robert, Jack and Lizzy, are thrown into a bizarre world of mystery and intrigue when their house is burned down in a disastrous thunderstorm, which happens precisely at the same time their Great Uncle Harry dies, leaving them his home and general store in the perfect picturesque town of Finkleton, England. Finkleton is no ordinary town though; the weather is always mysteriously perfect, the crops are overly abundant and its residents are exceedingly happy. Soon after settling in, the children begin discovering astonishing secrets and unraveling clues that aid them to use their unique abilities to help bring the weather back to failing crops and a nearly destroyed village. Why are there hourglasses hooked up on strings to each individual farm? What is the secret lever? What do the maps and scrolls actually point out? The children must find the courage and strength within themselves to figure out their ancestral secrets and set out on a magical adventure to save Finkelton.

K.C. Hilton brings a powerful punch of magic into a fast-paced older children’s book that does not disappoint. I found it to be inquisitive, exciting, and truly fun to read. It is rare to find a book so intricately written in which the reader is actually encouraged to participate. I loved the use of descriptive words; the plot was full of twists and turns, and the depth of the characters was amazingly accomplished. The cover alone had me enthralled and highly anticipating this lovely read! K.C. creates the perfect recipe of magic, adventure and imagination that are all easy to comprehend for older children on up to adult readers. I very much look forward to reading her next novel, The Return to Finkleton, and sharing these wonderful books with my daughter as she gets older. I can easily see K.C Hilton’s series as either a television series or a film series comparable to Harry Potter, and I do not say that lightly. She is truly a genius in her mad writing skills, and this book portrays to all audiences who love a little magic in their life. This is by far, the best novel I have read all year, and if I could have given it ten stars, I would have. Look out world, here comes K.C. Hilton!

About the Author

Born and raised in Aurora, Illinois I spent my childhood playing street games with the neighborhood kids. When I wasn't outside, I spent much of my time reading and getting lost in adventurous worlds and whirlwind courtships. At the age of seventeen, I moved to Kentucky and eventually began to raise a family of my own. I have always been entranced by stories of magical adventure, and though I have had to live in the practical world, running a family business as well as two of my own, I have discovered that writing is an entirely new, exciting adventure all on its own! We have a large family and our get togethers are so much fun! And did I mention that I’m a photographer? Yes, I take tons of photos! We also have a mini dachshund, her name is “Roxy” she only weighs 10 pounds but is a huge part of our family. She's so spoiled!

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Born and raised in Aurora, Illinois I spent my childhood climbing trees and playing street games with the neighborhood kids. I was a proud tomboy, until the day I didn't want to hike the land to an old graveyard. From that point forward I was considered a "girl".

At the age of seventeen I moved to Kentucky and eventually began to raise a family of my own. Having worn several "hats" my life has been an adventure all on its own. Still, to this day, I yearns to be a mechanic and own a pink toolbox with pink tools.

I can usually be found updating my website, reading great books, watching awesome movies or creating videos for my YouTube channel. Most days I craves Diet Coke, pizza and chocolate, in no particular order.

I love to read and find great books! On my YouTube channel I record book hauls (books I've purchased), fun book tags, some book reviews, giveaways and special announcements.

Website: http://www.kc-hilton.com

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MrsKcHilton

Website Blog: http://www.kc-hilton.com/about-2/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KcHiltonAuthor

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book you just can't miss........... 28 Aug 2011
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Most folks say, "Mother Nature controls the rain." However this is not the case in the village of Finkleton.

In the perfect little village of Finkleton, the weather is always perfect. Every farm grows the best, biggest, healthiest crops in the entire world, and everyone is happy.

Soon after the Finkles inherit their Uncle Harry's shop and move to Finkleton, they discover magical secrets hidden in his shop. One clue at a time, Jack, Lizzy and Robert learn the town's amazing secret. No, Mother Nature is not in charge in Finkleton!

Ever since Uncle Harry's death, the weather has not been cooperating. Farms are starting to fail. Will the Finkle children be able to solve all the magical mysteries before the village is destroyed?

Come along to Finkleton. A very special, magical adventure is about to begin!

MY REVIEW

I absolutey adored this book... I am 30 and although this book is aimed at middle grade age range, this is definately a story that would appeal to all age ranges. The three main characters (Jack, Lizzy and Robert) were instantly loveable and the way they discovered all of the secrets that Finkleton had to offer, was really enjoyable...

A thoroughly enjoyable read which I would recommend to everyone who likes a bit of magic in their life...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Magic of Finkleton 12 Feb 2014
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This book has the makings of a great story to be continued in further books. A family with three children move to a shop in a small village, where secrets and magical things are found. The children have to work together to protect the village. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, read it in one sitting. I am looking forward to reading the second book which I have already bought. Definitely recommended for eight years upward to get the most out of the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant story 14 Jun 2014
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I really enjoyed reading this book and could not put it down until finished! I hope there will be more to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this 26 May 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. Other books you might enjoy can be found on a Amazon, written by Bex Archer- the Daisy Dunbar series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The magic of finkleton 3 Mar 2014
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This was a really quick fun read. I enjoyed the magic and mysteries and the way it was written. It has a rather good story line and is almost scientifically based. It was interesting and it doesn't take long to read. It wasn't a very complex storyline although it had some crazy ideas. It was fun and easy to read and I enjoyed ever part. I would recommend this to young readers or ones that want to have a giggle and relax
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finkleton 4 Feb 2014
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I liked reading this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Beth (aged eight and a half)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The magic of Finkleton 25 Jan 2014
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I really enjoyed this book. It"s set out really well and really easy to understand.I would definitely recommend this book, it"s really interesting and gets you thinking about what's going to happen next.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The magic of finkleton. 8 Jan 2014
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Very interesting. Mystery and magic makes it a good mix. Keeps the
reader interested and makes you want to keep reading.
I loved it!!
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