The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster

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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Scott Wilbanks graduated summa cum laude from The University of Oklahoma and went on to garner several national titles in the sport of gymnastics. Scott's husband, Mike, is a New Zealander by birth, and the two split their time between the two countries while Scott is at work on his next standalone novel.

"No book can be all things to all readers-but The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster succeeds resoundingly in being many delightful things that one does not ordinarily find tucked into the same cover: mystery, time travel, history, and gentle social commentary. Slyly mysterious, cleverly imaginative, wistfully romantic, and truly unforgettable." - national bestselling author Sophie Littlefield
"Readers will adore this heartfelt, one-of-a-kind debut and the charming, quirky characters tramping through its pages. Written in sly, quick-witted prose and filled with soul, The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster will have you thinking, smiling, and wondering if you can find your own magic door." - Michelle Gable, international bestselling author of A Paris Apartment
"An endearing, magical romp, this tale of a charming cadre of misfits, has everything. A charismatic leading lady, her lovably awkward sidekick, a truly evil villain, a Victorian schoolmarm, a wise waif, one amazing door, and a great deal of deft wit. The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster is a pitch perfect exploration of love, friendship, and the ageless desire we all have to belong, regardless of when and where we are. The deliciously droll narration is a delight for any century, any time." - Rhonda Riley, author of The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope
"Skillful and loving creation of a cast of fascinating characters...quirky charms are undeniable." - Library Journal
"The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster is a fun little time-bending mystery. Wilbanks's whimsically romantic writing style is perfect for this story of a woman out of time. " - Reading Lark
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that you can't mix a romance book, a time travel story, a Jane Austen pastiche, an epistolary novel and family drama. Or is it? Well, it seems that the Universe will have to check which truths it acknowledges because all that (and more) is what Scott Wilbanks has done in the very entertaining The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster. " - Sense of Wonder
"Time travel. Murder. Mayhem. Magic. The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster is full of twist and turns you should but won't see coming." - The Lovely Books
"The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster is definitely a book for you if you enjoy time travel, mystery, and a damn good story. Scott Wilbanks has written an incredibly engaging first novel and I'm very much looking forward to what he writes next." - Books Etc.
"A fun take on time travel with a feisty heroine and some excellent supporting characters. " - Magic Realism
"Some authors just have a truly remarkable gift; they can make you fall in love with a story, its characters, and its magical tale just by describing something as small as a letter, wheat field, or Victorian wardrobe. Scott Wilbanks, you have that talent. " - Charming Chelsey's
"The Lemonscholy Life of Annie Aster is a delightful, feel-good, heart-warming tale. Thoroughly entertaining, and enchanting, it is the perfect Summer read." - SJ2B House of Books
"Mr. Wilbanks has a sure touch when it comes to characterization...whimsical, funny, entertaining way of telling a story. " - Buried Under Books
"This book is perfect for those who are looking for a book that's fully engaging and will stick with you for very long time!" - A Bookish Affair
"It has such a unique storyline and because of that I ended up loving this story. " - The World As I See It
"Beautifully written novel with wonderful characters and a fascinating plot. Delightfully entertaining. Leaves you feeling good and wanting more magic from this author. " - Deco My Heart
"To even try to truncate the action of The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster into a succinct, sound byte-ish few sentences would be incredibly foolish, were it even possible (spoilers or no spoilers). Let me just say that author Scott Wilbanks lets no moss grow under the feet of the characters in this, his debut novel - how could he, with two time periods to contend with, multiple mysteries (not all of which are contingent on the space/time bubble thingy), and - oh yes - murder? " - Lit Stack
"There's something of everything in there and plenty of mystery to boot. Most importantly, it was a great read and will leave me remembering the characters for some time to come." - Lora Reviews
"The plot was so interesting and it kept me guessing as to what would happen next. I also liked the characters and the mysteries they brought to the story as well.
" - To Read or Not To Read
"The Lemoncholy LIfe of Annie Aster is one of, if not the best, Grandfather Paradox novel I've read in a long time. The story is achingly beautiful and very, very entertaining, it sure made me crave for a similar novel to read." - Talk Supe Blog
"The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster is a good summer read. It is a book that will keep you guessing what will happen next until the end. It is a good choice for book clubs. " - Bloggeretterized
"Imagine a bit of Miss Peregrine's, House at the End of Hope Street, Time and Again, and Time Traveler's Wife all stirred up in a pot and Scott Wilbank's first novel is just that tasty. Lemoncholy Life begins in the middle, but I'm guessing with time travel that's just a formality. A letter. A murder. Enough said." - This Is My Symphony