by Sandy HusebyAugust, 2003
The magic touch
Girls just want to have freedom in Patricia Rice's delicious historical romance The Trouble with Magic. The trouble referred to in the title involves Ewen Ives, the first person Felicity Malcolm and her sister Christina meet on their quest to find a book of magic spells. Aidan Dougal's convenient offer of his abode for their further adventures opens the floodgates for a witty and charming courtship between Felicity and Ewen that just couldn't be. Or could it? After all, Ewen needs cash to stave off the bankers after his floodgate design nearly destroys a village. And Felicity finds that the man she disdains offers just what she needs in the happily-ever-after department. With the byways and bedrooms of not-so-stuffy ol' Scotland as a backdrop, The Trouble with Magic delivers a clever and captivating peek into the minds, hearts and magic of a pair of passionate lovers. Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.