One Good Turn

A reformed thief, a magical viscount,
And one good deed that will change a life forever.

In the underbelly of London, Nell Birks longs to escape the world of poverty and crime. When she rescues a wealthy gentleman from a gang of thieves, Nell is tasked with robbing the powerful spellcaster Viscount Finlington — as recompense for stealing a mark from a notorious crime lord.

Confident that learning magic will improve her chances of a better life, Nell leaps at the opportunity to learn magic from the viscount. Soon, she finds herself immersed in a glittering social sphere, full of magic, luxury, and exciting possibilities.

Dazzled by her new world, Nell quickly learns that with bigger dreams come bigger disappointments. And when her new friends decide to leave London behind, finding her place becomes more urgent than ever.

When disaster strikes, everything Nell thought she knew about her old life is shaken to its core. But if magic is not her key to a better life, she’s more lost than when she began. 

This new adult fantasy is the second book in the Meddle & Mend series. It takes place shortly after Letters to Half Moon Street but can be read as a standalone.

What readers are saying about One Good Turn:

“I’ve been jonesing for a simple, cozy read, and so when I got a copy of this book, I gobbled it right up in one sitting…Fans of cozy fantasy like Baldree’s Legends & Lattes will enjoy the Meddle & Mend series, along with anyone who is just looking for a gentle read with some great characters to follow and enjoy.”

Wayward Bookshelf on Goodreads

Love, love, love this story!”

@S.O.Callahan on Instagram

“I loved Nell! As a main character, she was compelling….I found a darling girl and her kind friends, and a wonderful story about finding home.”

rellekh on Goodreads

“Overall, this was a really lovely, cozy read and I can’t wait to see what Sarah has in store next.”

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This is book 2 in a series. You can see the rest of the series here:

Letters to Half Moon Street (Meddle & Mend 1)

One Good Turn (Meddle & Mend 2)

The Education of Pip (Meddle & Mend 3)

Dear Bartleby (Meddle & Mend 4)

The Spellmaster of Tutting-on-Cress (Meddle & Mend 5)

Fae & Human Relations Series

Breeze Spells and Bridegrooms