Today I’m excited to share with you some book post which has come a litle late for me but which I’m excited to start reading as this is for a blog tour which is currently already happening with The Write Reads!  A huge thank you to The Write Reads and HarperCollins Children’s for a proof of this book which I’ve known about for some time now and have been so eager to get the chance to read! 🙂  Let’s take a look at what came in the post…

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A copy of this lovely proof and the press release which has a hot chocolate recipe on the back!😋  Now, let’s take a closer look at the front of this beautiful proof and see what this book is about…

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The Miraculous Sweetmakers by Natasha Hastings & Alex T. SmithIt’s a cold winter during the Great Frost of 1683. Thomasina and Anne are the best of friends, one running her father’s sweet shop and the other the apprentice at the family apothecary – together they sell their goods on the frozen River Thames. When a family tragedy turns Thomasina’s world upside down, she is drawn to a mysterious conjuror and the enchanted frost fair.
But soon the world of Father Winter threatens to claim everything she holds dear. Will they be able to solve the magical mysteries that surround them . . . ?

Now, here’s a look at the back of the book…

October book haul HarperCollins Children's close up of back of book
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I loved that quote on the back ‘When faced with danger, the greatest magic is friendship…’ and although the book says it’s illustrated this proof copy unfortunately isn’t really illustrated much, but I know the illustrator from other books so I think the final book will look brilliant! 🙂  Now one more thing to see, the spine…

October book haul HarperCollins Children's close up of book spine
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I just love all the golden details on this and the final cover of this book is even more magical which you can see next week on my stop on the blog tour, so please do keep a look out for that coming up soon. 🙂  The Miraculous Sweetmakers isn’t published until the 27th October but it looks like it’s going to be a lovely and magical read!

What do you think of this proof copy and the blurb?  Do you like proof copies that look different from their final version of the book?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂