This is an irresistible tale of power and love, friendship and acceptance. The main character's constant and often rambling internal dialogue is surprisingly charming and insightful, endearing readers to her playful quirkiness and private insecurities. Readers shouldn't be daunted by the book's 400-plus pages -- they will fly
by with only a mild lethargy at the end. Thank goodness that Jane's next adventure, Sorcery and the Single Girl, will be available in October 2007; readers will eagerly await.

Jane Madison is a young librarian who inadvertently discovers she has supernatural powers, and her hysterical, often failing attempts to rein it in while maintaining normalcy in her life lead to more than one disaster. (Red Dress Ink, Oct., 432 pp., $13.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jennifer Madsen