THE LOST ENCHANTRESS
An enchanting blend of the past
and the present, Coughlin's tale of prophecies, witches and evil warlocks, with a bit of 18th-century storytelling
thrown in, will be enjoyed by readers of historical, paranormal and suspense. Coughlin weaves a delightful plot
well worthy of high praise. While the romantic development gets alternately lost and rushed at times, overall this
is extremely enjoyable.
Eve Lockhart comes from a long line of enchantresses, but she's chosen to deny her magic because of a childhood accident that cost her family their lives and their beloved home. A long-lost family talisman resurfaces, and Eve's world is turned upside down. She cannot avoid magic; it seems to just happen when she's around the handsome Gabriel Hazard.
Gabriel has been searching for this talisman all his life, and when he finds it attached to the most beautiful woman he's ever met, he must decide which is more important to him -- defeating the curse that's plagued him for decades, which may mean his death, or being with the one he loves.
(BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 336 pp., $14.00)