"Rand finds the 'family way' to enchanting love"
Ariel had been Queen of the Pillywiggins (flower faeries)
until she defended Robin Goodfellow [see PRINCE OF
CHARMING] from Titania. Titania banished Ariel from her
court and stripped her of her rank. Oberon, King of the
Fae, was Robin's father and he kept an eye on his son's
life in the mortal realm. Oberon asked Ariel to check on
his grandson and send back a magical report. After seeing
the baby, Ariel decided that she wanted a baby of her own
to feel needed again. She must choose a mortal father for
her child; so she chose Robin's brother-in-law, Rand Thayer.
Rand had 10 sisters and plenty of nieces and nephews; so he
did not need a wife or a baby of his own. He had not meant
to be seduced, but it happened and now she was pregnant.
She had to stay with him until the baby is born because she
cannot enter the faerie realm while pregnant. One thing he
knew though, she was NOT going to disappear with the
Dealing with matchmaking relatives, a faerie pregnancy and
malfunctioning magic make for many entertaining and
emotional scenes. Rand finds that he wants Ariel as much
as he wants the baby. Ariel finds she has become attached
to this mortal and as the baby has been draining her powers
she is getting more comfortable in the mortal world. Once
the baby is born, what will they choose?
Another book where the story is a pleasure to read through
to the end. The joy and excitement of the story will keep
you turning pages until the very end and wishing for more.
Ms. Fox does leave an opening for another Fae story with
Ariel & Rand's daughter who Oberon pronounces part Fae; so
we can only hope!
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 15, 2002