"A twist of Irish paranormal with romance and suspense"
Nick Desmond is a NY cop done wrong... Maureen O'Shea
Fazzini is the grandma trying to give her crime family the
slip and protect her granddaughter...and the Mulligan's
are a family that can't seem to shake an old Irish
curse... The curse was woven by an old ancestor and witch,
Sinead, who lost at love centuries ago with Fergus because
he swore himself to the church out of duty rather than
commit to their love for each other. Bring them together
in Ballybrounagh, Ireland, stir it all up and what do you
have...a great paranormal, suspenseful, and heartwarming
As the book unfolds we find that Nick Desmond is driven by
his duty to avenge his father's death and protect Mrs.
Oshea and her granddaughter from ever being found by the
Fazzini crime family. And sweet Maggie falls hard for
Nick, freely giving her love to him knowing there will be
no other for her. Will Nick have the strength to make the
right choice between duty and love when the curse comes to
it full peak? Or will Maggie, who hears Sinead's voice
inside her, lose, again?
I truly enjoyed reading Mulligan Magic. This is my first
Deb Stover book and I am well aware it is the second book
to follow Mulligan Stew, which I will be reading in the
very near future. Deb Stover did an excellent job of
honoring the individuality of each of these characters.
None of them upstaged the other. Grandma O'Shea is one
spunky lady with a sharp mind. Nick is all man right down
to his self talk, which I enjoyed reading. And Maggie is
truly an Irish beauty with a trusting heart. (Side note: I
really loved it every time Maggie Mulligan would get
nervous or stressed and say "Jaysus, Mary, and Joseph"...I
don't know why but that line cracked me up...it expressed
the moment so well.) And you truly felt the heartwarming
kindness of the Irish locals in this novel.
And since this is a paranormal romance, what review would
be complete without commenting on the love scenes...Well
let's just say that I am going to be introducing my
husband to a new yummy product called... well,
now I can't give away everything, that wouldn't be fair. :)
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted May 6, 2003