The wonders of Ms. Medeiros' Breath of Magic return tenfold in this joyous, magical story. Heiress Tabitha Lennox is a practical young woman, as unlike her mother as night and day, but like her mother, she possesses powers, powers she has not used. Tabitha prefers her father's world of computers, until her parents disappear and she discovers an ancient magical amulet. Between the amulet's powers, her own gifts and a computer, Tabitha is flung back to the days of knights in shining armor.

Her knight, Sir Colin of Ravenshaw, rides a huge black steed. Though he may not appear the ideal romantic hero, he proves himself to be a man on a mission against his enemies. Tabitha's peculiar ability to get them into trouble brings Colin more problems than he ever imagined. As Tabitha realizes she is not in one of her mother's scenarios but truly in the past, that their handsome nemesis is not a noble knight but truly a villain of the first order, and that rough, rugged Colin is the true hero, she must learn to use what powers she has and love, the greatest power of all, to combat evil. She must find a way to both beat the clock and claim her love forever.

Utterly enchanting, jubilant and magical, TOUCH OF ENCHANTMENT is just what you need to brighten your darkest day. Ms. Medeiros' love of writing, her joy and humor are infectious and not only will delight readers but transport them into an uplifting experience. Read this story with an open mind and a willing heart and share the magic. (July, 330 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin