"new Dorchester magical romance is a winner"

The Duchess of Stonehaven must face a test, and if she does not triumph, she will forfeit the title to another, and so on. The true Duchess must prove it by not failing, and she must use magic to succeed. Felicity fears the testing because the magic, while present in her, is never strong. Part of it is her own insecurities, her lack of self-worth, fearing people ignore her because there's nothing special or worthy about her. Part of the test deals with thirteen ancient relics conjured by the wizard Merlin.

Terence Blackwell is a shifter, he can also sense black magic which uses the relics. His brother was killed by one of the relics, and it's his life's vow to track them all down. When Felicity enters the testing, the magic exuded by the relic summons Blackwell. Frustrated that he cannot find the ancient item, he knows Felicity is connected to it somehow, and sets out to woo the relics, as it were. Only it backfires on him costing him more than he ever anticipated.

Kathryne Kennedy's new Dorchester release is a winner. She demonstrates strong world building, a well-contracted premise and engaging characters. Felicity and Terence are "real", and quickly engage the reader to caring what happens to them. Obviously, this is the first in the series of Merlin Relic books, and I cannot wait for the second book in the series.

Reviewed by: Deborah MacGillivray, author

Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 27, 2007


In a world where magic ruled everything, Felicity Seymour couldn't perform even the simplest spell. If she didn't pass her testing, she'd lose her duchy-and any hope of marriage. But one man didn't seem to mind her lack of dowry: a darkly delicious baronet who had managed to scare away the rest of London's Society misses.

Sir Terence Blackwell knew the enchanting woman before him wasn't entirely without magic. Not only could she completely disarm him with her gorgeous lavender eyes and frank candor, but his were-lion senses could smell a dark power on her-the same kind of relic-magic that had killed his brother. Was she using it herself, or was it being used against her?

One needed a husband, and the other needed answers. But only together could they find the strongest magic of all: true love.

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Enchanting the Lady
(Relics of Merlin: Book 1)
by Kathryne Kennedy

Love Spell
January 1, 2008
Available: January 1, 2008
ISBN #0505527502
EAN #9780505527509
352 pages
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Other Books by
Kathryne Kennedy

The Lord of Illusion
The Lady of the Storm
The Fire Lord's Lover
Enchanting the Beast
Double Enchantment
Beneath The Thirteen Moons

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