Copper Magic by Julia Mary Gibson is historical fiction with just a hint of magic.
Violet Blake discovers a Native American relic in the woods near her
home, she little expects the changes that are about to take place in her
own life. The flat copper hand seems to show her glimpses of the past.
When a wish she makes while holding the hand comes true, she starts
wondering if the hand really is magical -- and when it is taken from
her, she is determined to do anything to get it back.
has a lot going for it, but it fell short in a few ways, for me. I
thought the characterization was a little uneven, and the pacing dragged
in the middle of the book. I did like the setting and period that the
author chose for this story. All in all, an okay read, but not a great
(Reviewed from an advance copy, courtesy of the publisher.)