Trophy Son by Douglas Brunt        
Trophy Son
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M.J. Rose

Dear Librarians,

Thank you so much for all the support you've given all of my books. And in advance for the support you're already showing this new one. I think its my favorite one of all!

It's Paris, 1918. War is raging. Millions of men have died, millions more have been wounded. Opaline Duplessi, a young jeweler makes mourning jewelry for the mothers, wives, and lovers of those who have fallen.

People say that Opaline's creations are magical. But magic is a word Opaline would rather not use. The concept is too closely associated with her mother Sandrine, who practices the dark arts passed down from their ancestor La Lune, one of sixteenth century Paris's most famous courtesans.

But Opaline does have a rare gift even she can't deny, a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from stones. In her mind, she is no mystic, but merely a messenger, giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones. Until one day, one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message — directly to her.

M.J. Rose
The Secret Language of Stones / M.J. Rose / Atria Books / Hardcover
Price: $25.00 / ISBN: 978-1476778099 / Published: July, 2016
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