"Once again readers will be charmed"
Bernie has been appointed head of the Fairy Godmother
bureau of Fairyland. He is elated with his assignment not
so much because of the power imbued in his position (though
that is nice), but because he can finally pound those three
pain in the butts who somehow always succeed, Blossom, Fern
and Myrtle. No Beltane Festival for these nuisances for he
has an assignment for them that pleases him almost as much
as his new wife does. Having obtained approval from the
council, Bernie informs the trio they are being punished
for breaking the rules. They will live as mortals among
mortals for six months without magic and as their true
selves, beautiful young women, not elderly godmothers.
They journey to Erie, Pennsylvania to live near the
Aaronsons; a family they have helped in the past. The
Aaronsons are pleased to see the trio, but a bit taken
aback by their true form. In the big city, they find
employment and soon have males wanting to date them. They
enjoy their human stay, but that begs to ask what happens
when their sentence ends. Will they choose the magic of
Fairyland or the enchantment of Erie?
FAIRLY HUMAN is a terrific fantasy that hooks fans of
the genre especially those of Holly Fuhrmann with a neat
twist to end her enchanting fairy godmother novels by
having the stories of the three heroines told. As usual in
a Ms. Fuhrmann novel, the impossible seems possible and
real as the key cast feels genuine including Bernie and his
lovely spouse. The support characters feel like homecoming
for those who have tasted the previous fantastic novels.
Once again readers will be charmed.
© Harriet Klausner
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 27, 2004