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Touch of Enchantment

Teresa Medeiros is best known for her historical novels that span the time from Dark-Ages Ireland to Regency England. Her style is elegant and graceful and she can skillfully combine whimsy and angst in a way that few writers can. Try her Scottish novel A Whisper of Roses to see what I'm talking abo ...

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Wishing

Wishing is the third installment in the Fairbourne series, and it has many of the classic elements that have made Miranda Jarrett popular. Like many of her other books, it is a shipboard romance, complete with an arrogant captain hero, a feisty heroine, and colorful maritime detail. Though Jarrett h ...

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The Wind Witch

This is one of those rare books that can wake me up in the middle of the night, insisting that I re-read certain parts. When I sneak back to bed, my heart is filled with wolves and moonlight. Plain Druyan has recently become a widow after a having been wed to a smallholder in coastal Esdragon. Th ...

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Stranger at the Wedding

This isn't a romance novel - it's a fantasy novel with a romantic subplot. Still, if you like fantasy romances, you should try this book. And if you've never read a fantasy novel before, this is a good place to start. While it is primarily a fantasy, it never loses its focus on the outspoken heroine ...

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By Magic Beguiled

By Magic Beguiled is enchanting! I fell under its spell with the very first chapter and found it hard to put down until I had finished the last. This is the first book of Maggie Shayne's that I have read, but it certainly won't be the last. The story opens with seven-year old Adam exploring forbi ...

B
Breath of Magic

You take a partially trained witch who was raised in part by Puritans, add a jaded billionaire, and bring them together. My first thought was (with minimal eye-rolling), only in a romance. After a few pages, I became a believer. In Breath of Magic, Teresa Medeiros demonstrated to me why so many fans ...

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Met By Moonlight

Whew. When I finally finished this book, I felt I could finally breathe. It is intense. It is magical. It is emotionally draining, and I feel that I am better for having read it. Diana is a modern day Wiccan living in Salem, Massachusetts. On Samhain (or Halloween) she gets sucked back to the Eng ...

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Merlin's Legacy: Daughter of Fire

Wow, what a great read! If you're looking for a spellbinding, entertaining, top-notch medieval that not only focuses of the love between a knight and his lady, but rushes headlong into battle against the forces of evil as well, look no further! Vivian of Amesbury (yes, she's a Saxon) is Merlin's ...

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Knight of a Trillion Stars

Knight of a Trillion Stars launched Dara Joy as one of the more sensual (to put it mildly!) romance writers around. It is followed by Rejar and you really ought to read them both in order to get the full effect. Deana Jones is having a horrible day. She's just been fired, and when she goes to the ...

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Bewitching

I first read Jill Barnett's Bewitching when it came out a few years ago. I loved it then. When I reread it to do this review, I loved it even more. It is a historical romance with a twist - a supernatural twist woven so skillfully into the plot of the story that it actually becomes secondary to the ...