"Magical Star Sapphire threads through time bringing magic to each story"
I always liked stories where there was an element continued
in the next story as with this book's magical Star Sapphire
and LOVE'S LEGACY's magical book. It is like having a
sequel within the same book. Each story stands on it's
own; so they do not have to be read in order to be
enjoyed. Reading just one left you wanting to read more of
this magical gem's history. I was most impressed with Jo
Beverley's story as I had never thought of the effects
historically of religious attitudes and the millennium and
this was a new perspective for me. The other stories were
enjoyable and I would recommend reading this book. It is
not "dated" even though the coming of 2000 is past. The
blurb gives the legend and the stories compliment each
THE LEGEND: "As they followed a star from the East, the
ancient Magi of the Christmas Story carried with them a
beautiful star sapphire -- blessed with the eternal power
love. Through time, a legend evolved about this precious
gem. Each Christmas, as a new century is about to begin,
the sapphire will mysteriously come into possession of a
woman in need of guidance... and love. Like a magical
beacon, it shines the light of love and the promise of joy
onto the lives of all it touches, offering the gift of hope
for the new century..."
Jo Beverley's "Day Of Wrath" is set 999 a.d.
Wulfhera of Froxton wasn't sure what she feared most... the
coming of the Dane pirates or the coming of Christ. Just
because the thousandth year was coming doesn't mean the
Apocalypse. When mother superior sent the novices away for
their safety from Danes, Hera decided to go home
instead. What she found was her father near-fatally
injured and her sister determined to go to Torkil the Dane
who conquered the neighbors holding. Her secret love for
her neighbor Raef was what had originally sent her running
to the convent. She set about doing her part to set the
castle right. While she worked, Hera sang the "Song of
Magi" and another finished the tale by telling of how the
Star of Magi was swallowed by a fish. Imagine Hera's
surprise when she cleaned a fish and found golden pendant
with a blue stone in the center. Can the Star Sapphire
help? Will she finally win Raef's heart and can her sister
and Torkil find love?
Alice Alfonsi. "Starlight Wedding" is set in 1799
England. Honorable Miss Felicity Fairchild cursed
society. Why do people feel the need to be cruel? She
could not blame Mr. Drury for his decision to break with
her after her confessing her possible barren state, but the
gossip and speculation of her being "Drury's leavings" made
a possible future match all but impossible. She
contemplated this as she strolled the shoreline of Bath;
her boot snagged and she stumbled on a tangled piece of
fishing net. Beneath it was a roughly made piece of
jewelry. Would she also stumble upon the hidden treasure
of true love?
Tess Farraday. "Last Kiss At The Loving Cup Saloon"
2 days before Christmas, Katherine became a proxy mail-
order bride to Colin Stark. Joe wouldn't actually call it
kidnapping... it was more of a treasure hunt. She'd see it
as a good cause as soon as she sets eyes on the children
deserted in the old saloon. If after she saw the children
and the cruelty of Colin Stark, if she want to go on with
the marriage, well, she could just go to him. He never
figured on falling in love with her.
Kate Freiman. "Joy To The World"
The news of her brother Matthew's death coming at this time
of the year made it doubly hard for Angela. Joshua
Davidson, Matthew's friend, was a help as well as Lucien
Drake, Matthew's secretary for the McMichaels foundation
for which her and her brother were responsible. Finding
the foundation short over five hundred million dollars and
her brother framed left her with only 2 suspects... both
claiming to care for her. What she needed was a miracle...
not worry about computer bug wiping out the records that
would prove her brother's innocence. Who should she trust
with both her heart and her brother's reputation?
Cy Korte © Copyright September 2000
for eBOOKISLE.com &
ParaNormal Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted June 7, 2002