Thwarting Magic

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Thwarting Magic

Regency fantasy romance

Margaret Ridgemont and James Treadway will marry. Period, end of discussion. Too bad she overhears him tell a friend that he likes her sister better. Pacing with the tragic-comedy of an ill-arranged marriage, magic holes are appearing in the oddest places. If Adrian Hughes can ferret out the rogue wizard responsible for creating the holes, he might receive a knighthood -- people might not die of holes in their foreheads -- and England might not crumble into the ocean. And if it were an ideal world, Adrian and Margaret would be together.

This is a sweet love story about how frustrating life and love could be in a time when arranged marriages were the norm. Ann Tracy Marr explores the mores and attitudes of Regency England while adding the enticing new element of Arthur and Merlin being true historical figures rather than myth.

Ms. Marr also successfully incorporates a magical mystery into this tender romance, keeping you guessing till the very end who the culprit is. You will be enchanted and frustrated in turns. And you will find yourself going back and forth over and over again thinking you have it figured out, only to find, you might not.

I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to more work from Ms. Marr. I closed this book with a soft smile on my face and a sweet happiness in my heart, because in the end, love did conquer all.


Book Blurb for Thwarting Magic

Margaret Ridgemont and James Treadway will marry. Period, end of discussion. Too bad she overhears him tell a friend that he likes her sister better. Pacing with the tragi-comedy of an ill-arranged marriage, magic holes are appearing in the oddest places.

If Adrian Hughes can ferret out the rogue wizard responsible for creating the holes, he might receive a knighthood -- people might not die of holes in their foreheads -- and England might not crumble into the ocean. And if it were an ideal world, Adrian and Margaret would be together.


Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2008 3.50