The Splendid Secrets of 66 Lilly Pilly Lane
The Splendid Secrets of 66 Lilly Pilly Lane
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A magical house. A secret past. And an awful decision. Will she claim her destiny... or save her sister?

Twelve-year-old Chia is blind and toils in the mines digging up diamonds for her evil stepmother, Priscilla. Her only thought is to rescue her twin sister Viola from a life at the palace.

Everything changes when a mysterious woman transports Chia to 66 Lilly Pilly Lane, a magical house where wondrous creatures live. To her delight, she's no longer blind! With an entourage at her side and magic at her fingertips, it's time to rescue Viola from Priscilla's clutches and start a new life elsewhere.

The trouble is, her new friends claim Viola is not as innocent and helpless as she seems...

Come on a magical adventure to discover The Splendid Secrets of 66 Lilly Pilly Lane, a middle-grade novel that will entertain and delight even the most reluctant of readers.

Ideal for kids ages 9+ and adults who love adventurous, page-turning fantasy stories.

Book Details


  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The Splendid Secrets of 66 Lilly Pilly Lane starts in a diamond mine with a blind girl named Chia. She is digging diamonds for her evil stepmother Pricilla. The story continues with a rescue for Chia, and she ends up at 66 Lilly Pilly Lane. There, some creatures help her and give her a great gift, but she remembers her sister is at the castle and asks her new friends to help rescue her. The friends have one condition: they want Pricilla’s heart. The rest of the story involves rescues, escapes, and magical creatures. Read the book to find out all the details!

Chia Gregola spends long days and cold nights slaving away in her family's mine. Unable to see since she was two years old, Chia fears her sister is suffering a much worse fate while living with their stepmother, Priscilla. Convinced there is nothing she can do to help, her only comfort is her constant companion and loyal friend, Pip. Deep in her heart, she dreams of somehow freeing herself and her sister from Priscilla's grasp. It all seems unattainable in the harsh reality of her situation. Overworked, separated from her sister, and scared, how can Chia survive?

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