Spotlight on the Destiny Falls series by Elizabeth Pantley

A while ago, the very pleasant Elizabeth Pantley reached out to me about her series Destiny Falls, which follows the magical adventures of Emily. It’s a mash up genre of paranormal, fantasy, and mystery. I thought Elizabeth sounded familiar to me – and she is! Many years ago, when I was a new mother, I used her No Cry Sleep Solution. It seriously was the best thing for us and I passed it on to friends. Now here she is, almost 18 years later with a fiction series!

I thought it would be fun to have my daughter read the books, since she was the baby those years ago, so I enlisted her aid. Anne enjoyed them. She’s much more a fantasy reader than I am (I am a historical fiction devotee). She found them engaging and felt they could be read by younger YA readers than her (she is 17) as well as older. We felt they were a “clean read” as well.

Here’s some info on the books, which can be found on Amazon:

FALLING INTO MAGICDestiny Falls Mystery & Magic: Book 1An accidental journey through a magic mirror. A portal to an enchantedland. A mysterious family she never knew she had. Hayden’s life is upended withthe wonder of Destiny Falls. But it’stainted by the danger that brought her here and that threatens her newfoundfamily. Can Hayden and her sassy sidekick remove the threat, so she can beginher magical new life in this captivating world?
When Hayden was a child, she lost her cat. Adults told her the cat ran away, but she knew the truth. The mirror had taken her. She knew because the mirror gave her a glimpse of an alternate world and had nearly pulled her in, so she was certain the cat had suffered that fate.

Twenty years later Hayden discovers the secret of the mirror when she is thrust into it. She learns of an enchanted world she never knew existed, and a family she never knew she had.

But danger brought her here, and it followed her. Now, Hayden is on a mission to remove the threat, so that she can begin her magical, meaningful new life in this enchanted world.


Elizabeth Pantley is the international bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books are published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and is the mother of four and Nana to one. This is her first work of fiction. Visit her at

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