Lost & Found

A Fiction Flock Box

I love stories that pull inspiration from real-life events. The evacuation of children from London during the onset of WWII is a reality that as a mother, I can’t even imagine.

This book tells the story of Hazel and Flora, two sisters forced to leave their family behind for the relative safety of a quaint rural village. Afraid and homesick, they face the unknown and even manage to find a little bit of happiness.  But this is just where their story starts.

This book explores the bonds of sisterhood, the innocence of childhood, and the devastation that follows when those two things are shattered. Told in a dual timeline, this story will make you laugh and cry, it will make you believe in love and family, and most importantly that hope is a powerful force for good.

  • Inspiration pulled from real-life events
  • First loves and sisterly affection
  • A bit of mystery and intrigue
  • An unexpected and entirely satisfying ending
  • Fiona Davis, Barbara Davis, and Janet Skeslien
  • Dual timeline historicals
  • Stories that take you on an emotional journey and unravel a mystery


What's Inside This Box?

The Book

In the war-torn London of 1939, fourteen-year-old Hazel and five-year-old Flora are evacuated to a rural village to escape the horrors of the Second World War. Living with the kind Bridie Aberdeen and her teenage son, Harry, in a charming stone cottage along the River Thames, Hazel fills their days with walks and games to distract her young sister, including one that she creates for her sister and her sister alone—a fairy tale about a magical land, a secret place they can escape to that is all their own.

But the unthinkable happens when young Flora suddenly vanishes while playing near the banks of the river. Shattered, Hazel blames herself for her sister’s disappearance, and she carries that guilt into adulthood as a private burden she feels she deserves.

Twenty years later, Hazel is in London, ready to move on from her job at a cozy rare bookstore to a career at Sotheby’s. With a charming boyfriend and her elegantly timeworn Bloomsbury flat, Hazel’s future seems determined. But her tidy life is turned upside down when she unwraps a package containing an illustrated book called Whisperwood and the River of Stars. Hazel never told a soul about the imaginary world she created just for Flora. Could this book hold the secrets to Flora’s disappearance? Could it be a sign that her beloved sister is still alive after all these years?

Genre: Historical/ Women’s Fiction

Published: May 2023

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The Good Cause

We will donate a portion of the profits of this box to Springboard for the Arts.

Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to support artists with the tools to make a living and a life, and to build just and equitable communities full of meaning, joy, and connection. Founded as an independent nonprofit in 1991, Springboard for the Arts has an innovative 30-year history of supporting artists making a living and a life and artist-led community development work.

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