Happily for Now

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Happily for Now by Kelly Jones, illustrated by Kelly Murphy

(middle grade contemporary realistic)

When Fiona goes to stay with relatives she doesn’t know for the summer, she’s determined to fix all their problems. After all, she’s talked her fairy godmother (who everyone else thinks is her social worker) into taking her on as an apprentice and sending her lessons. She’ll practice on them, and then she’ll be ready to help her mom with a much bigger problem.

But helping people in the real world isn’t as easy as it looks in fairy tales, especially when you don’t have a magic wand. Soon her aunt is preparing for a baking duel, her great-uncle is disappearing at night for mysterious art reasons, and her great-aunt…who even knows what she’s doing all day in that gloomy old house?

What if Fiona is just not cut out to be a fairy godperson? Who can help her mom if Fiona can’t?

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