A KIND OF MAGIC
Sizemore's interesting book has
a male-chauvinist hero who's still endearing and good use of fey folk. The points of view head-hop at times, but readers should be able to follow the Highland warrior and a modern-day engineer's journey of conflict,
emotions and romance.
Maddy is swept off an
airplane back to 13th-century
Scotland, where she's ordered to
marry the Laird of the Murray clan. When she refuses, Rowan takes
matters into his own hands. Maddy finally agrees to a hand-fast marriage with a loophole, but the lust in her bridegroom's eyes sends fear through
her virginal body, and insecurity abounds when she wonders how a man so fair of face and with a body
so brawn could want an Amazon woman like her.
Rowan is incensed at being forced
to marry. The lusciously formed stranger with copper hair refuses his command, and Rowan must woo her
to gain her agreement. Both Maddy and Rowan find their married life an exercise in frustration as they learn to trust, love and fight together to save
the Murray clan from a man who vows he'll be king someday. (Cerridwen, Jun. '07, 288 pp., $7.99)