Welcome to Pippington, where motorcars bump down old city lanes, frogs transform into men, and mermaids just might be real.
Evelyn Havish is through waiting for Henry Kingston to look up from his ledgers and propose. But, when Henry’s brother Jack is transformed into a frog and trapped in a well, Evelyn must join the rescue. Armed with her training as a lady and a solid punch, Evelyn must outwit a scheming heiress, wrestle an octopus, and kiss far more frogs than a girl should be expected to. As she dives deeper into a hidden world of magic, she discovers Jack may not be the one who needs saving.
The Lady and the Frog is the second book in the Pippington Tales.
The Lady and the Frog Excerpt
Jack cried out as a sharp zap stung him, a green flash sparking out from where his hand touched Cassandra’s. The glass on the gas lamps shattered.
He stared down at his hand, the electric shock clearing his brain. There was no mark, but it still stung. The croaks of the frogs in the well seemed to grow louder as Jack glanced back at the broken glass. The spark could just be some fine parlor trick and the gas lamps could just have a bad pipe. Yet, the frogs’ croaking rose and an uncomfortable certainty filled him.
The dream of dropping into the water and staring at webbed hands was far too real. He rubbed the back of his head as the vague memory came into focus of being pulled up in a net, kissed, and then whacked on the head by a bucket. It was almost too ridiculous to believe, but the memory of turning into a frog didn’t feel like a dream.
His brother already thought Jack had fanciful ideas and silly notions about how the world worked. Her touch from a moment ago had dulled his mind, but everything was converging into two truths: magic was real and he was in trouble.
About Author L. Palmer
L. Palmer has spent many years traveling fictional worlds and building tales of grand, epic adventures. When she was in the midst of a grand battle between two ogres and a stegosaurus, she stumbled upon the world of The Pippington Tales. Dreams of wizard duels and clashing armies gave way to motorcars bumping down old city lanes and fairy godmothers disguised as high-society gossips. In this series, she found a new literary home.
In between exploring the hidden lives and magic of Pippington, L. Palmer serves in her community and works to make the world a better place. She is an award winning speaker and has presented on various topics at writing conferences, including LTUE in Utah. She studied English and Film at The University of California Santa Barbara and Public Administration at Brigham Young University. She developed her imagination and adventure skills through growing up in Girl Scouts, working at resident summer camps, teaching high school English, and reading great books of fantasy and magic.