“A fresh new fantasy of an enchanting world.”
– Wendy Orr, author of Nim’s Island and Dragonfly Song

Welcome! I’m Elizabeth Foster, author of Esme’s Wish, the first book in the Esme series. Scroll down this page to learn more about the story and check out reader reviews under the ‘Esme’s Wish’ page above, or else on Goodreads here.

Esme’s Wish is available in either print or e-book on Amazon. (Excerpts are available there, too – through the ‘look inside’ tag on the cover.) You can also buy a copy on Book Depository (free postage!), For Australians looking for a printed copy, try Amazon Australia or Booktopia.
I hope you enjoy Esme’s Wish as much as I enjoyed writing it. Here’s a brief blurb.

With themes of (familial) love, friendship and loyalty, ESME’S WISH is a whimsical tale for younger teens, or anyone who enjoys being swept into another world.

And here’s what one kind reader had to say about the story.

“Esme’s Wish was a lovely surprise, bright with energy and a promise that leaves you wanting more.”

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Esme’s Wish

When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the actions of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother – so why can’t she?

But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.

After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. Esme soon discovers that her mother, Ariane – a talented painter of myths and legends – once led a secret second life in the crumbling canal city of Esperance. The more Esme discovers about Ariane, the more she questions whether she really knew her mother at all…

Esme’s Wish, a fantasy with a mystery at its heart, leads the reader into a beguiling world to which they’ll want to return again and again.


Now, nothing else mattered. She had found the place her mother had whispered of, the place sewn into the fabric of her dreams.

- Esme's Wish

Praise for Esme’s Wish

“I found the story very unique… this book overtook my expectations… A beautiful, fantastical mystery. I would love to read multiple books following this one.”

- Tamsyn, 15

“Debut novelist, Elizabeth Foster serenades us with the smoothest and silkiest of poetic language that casts you back to the classic writers of old… Here is a beautiful fantasy masterfully blended with the obscure and the eccentric to create a powerful other-worldly, yet often at times a close-to-home experience.

- Romi Sharp, Just Write For Kids

This colorful, well-constructed tale is as much detective story as fantasy and deftly blends both elements into a page-turning plot… I was fascinated by the creative water world of Aeolia, described in Elizabeth Foster’s limpid, seductive prose.”

- Sarah Scheele for Readers’ Favorite 5 STARS

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