Second Star to the Right - Mary Alice Monroe

Second Star to the Right

By Mary Alice Monroe

  • Release Date: 2013-12-01
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings


"The magic of innocence and the romance of hope will charm the reader." Nora Roberts

"I laughed, I cried and I felt like a kid again, experiencing the magic of an unforgettable love story. Mary Alice Monroe has won a fan for life with this spectacular book." New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros

Sometimes fairy tales do come true...

As a single mother of two, Faye O’Neill has no time for fairy tales. She’s not even certain she believes in luck. Practical, smart and desperate to escape a shadowy past, Faye takes a job at a top advertising firm in London where she hopes she and her children can find a fresh start. When she finds the beautiful two-story flat for rent in a stately old Victorian complete with a neglected but tumbling English garden, she can scarcely believe her good fortune. But it’s not long before Faye realizes everything in the old home may be as peaceful as it seems. 

A strange light begins to appear in her children’s rooms at night, and then there’s the reclusive elderly tenant, Crazy Wendy, her landlady warned her to steer clear of, the woman who spends her evenings spying on Faye’s children from her garret-room window.  The woman who believes she is Peter Pan's Wendy.  To make matters worse, Faye, who has sworn off men, discovers her downstairs neighbor Jack is a disturbingly handsome professor with a talent for charming women and children alike. Before she knows it, Faye has embarked upon a whole new adventure into a world where anything might be possible, where broken hearts can be healed by a kiss, and where Neverland may not be a place of fables, but a forgotten land one can still find if they are only brave enough to follow the second star to the right. 

"Mary Alice Monroe breathes new life into the timeless legend of Peter Pan—and the result is nothing short of magical. Second Star to the Right will whisk you away at the whim of this masterful storyteller."   Signe Pike, bestselling author of Faery Tale


  • 5 Stars for Second Star

    By Bkldy
    Romance, realism, mystery, fantasy, tidbits of a famous book of another era; what reader could ask for more? And as the reader I was captured immediately into the author's writing, I was carried along through each chapter, and then at the end hesitant to give up my relationship with the characters. The characters all had some complexity to the reasons why they behaved the way the did and so the reader is driven to move forward with the story in order to learn the answers AND find out how they all will be healed inside and out? Loved this story.
  • Second Star to The Right

    By seaturtlesandbutterflies
    Mary Alice Monroe manages to blur the lines between reality and fantasy in this delightful tale. The author shared with her readers what was happening in her life at the time she was writing this book, she was taking care of her dying Mom…. so “Second Star To The Right” holds a special place in her heart and in turn with us, the reader. Faye, a single Mom escaping an abusive relationship journeys to London to give herself and her children a fresh start. Raising her children Maddie and Tom not to believe in Fairy Tales, she is taken aback when they both fall for the charming Wendy that lives upstairs in the flat they have rented. Wendy fills the children’s heads with wonderful stories of Peter Pan and trips to Neverland. She opens up their world to magic and fantasy because she herself still believes, in fact she claims to be Peter Pan’s Wendy!! Also living in Flat #14 is Jack, a brilliant Professor looking for answers to his own past. He soon finds he has ties to Wendy from long ago. Jack is also drawn to Faye and her children realizing no matter how successful he is, the biggest part of life that he is missing out on is the love and stability of a family. “Second Star To The Right” is a wonderful story about healing and finding the love and magic in the everyday issues we all face and to never stop believing in magic no matter how old we get.