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"an entertaining mix of fantasy and Regency romance"

The faeries, Allegro and Largo are assigned what seems an impossible task. They are to aid the Earl of Falconwood and Phaidra Moore in falling in love. Phaidra, a spinster and commoner, has given up on finding a husband and seeks to open her own hat shop. Known as the Black Falcon, the earl hovers on the edges of society because of his reputation. It is rumored that he murdered his brother to obtain the title.

The earl, who owns factories, wants a dye called Nottingham Blue, which Phaidra's father has made her dowry. Phaidra is caught while trying to stop her cousin from smashing one of the earl's looms. The earl tells Phaidra that they must marry or he will see her cousin convicted but Phaidra convinces him to give her time to get her father to allow him use of the dye. However, she doesn't count on the interference of the faeries.

KISSED BY MAGIC was an entertaining fantasy romance with interesting characters. The earl, who isn't what he at first appears, makes a great hero. He is tormented by his brother's death and must forgive himself before he can move on. Phaedra considers herself a spinster and tries to make the best of her situation and open a shop. She is greatly attracted to the earl, but must figure out how to pierce the wall that he has built around his heart. Largo and Allegro, the two interfering faeries, have a tough time with the earl and Phaidra. This is only compounded by the many arguments that they have with each other. In the end, they learn to work together and become friends. If you are looking for an enjoyable fantasy romance with a regency feel; give KISSED BY MAGIC a try.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted February 21, 2004

SUMMARY

The faeries' missionıwere Allegro and Largo to accept itıis to do the impossible: make the earl of Falconwood, "the Black Falcon," fall in love with Phaidra Moore, the incorrigible spinster of Nottingham. Never mind that the woman is a hoyden who makes the most atrocious hats and colors them with her own creation, the famous Nottingham Blue. And certainly forget that the earl is atoning for his brother's death, keeping himself at the fringes of the ton. Allegro and Largo have to make the twosome fall in love! But the Maestro wants it so, and thus the skinny faerie and the fat one make up their mindsıvery soon both Phaidra and Kain will be kissed by magic.

 

Kissed by Magic
by Gloria Harchar

Leisure Books
January 1, 2004
ISBN #0505525801
EAN #9780505525802
320 pages
Paperback
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