Image of That Touch of Magic (Nodaway Falls)


Image of That Touch of Magic (Nodaway Falls)

March’s latest brings us back to the residents of small town Nodaway Falls, focusing on one sassy heroine who finds herself embroiled in a couple of crazy scenarios. March’s dialogue is quite amusing, and her characters are quirky and charming. An intricate plot set within a contemporary magical world make this series second an entertaining read.

Librarian Stacy Easter is trying to make ends meet with the aid of her magical powers by developing potions to sell to some very eager clients. But her life suddenly gets turned upside down when her old love, Leo North, blows back into town — the same Leo who left more than 10 years ago, leaving her heartbroken and desolate for an entire year. Now the state of Stacy’s heart is in flux as she deals with his reappearance in her life. Her closest friends, Peach and Liv, are more than a little troubled about Stacy’s well-being, especially since they know how much she suffered after Leo left. Plus, now some of Stacy’s potions seem to be going awry, and it appears that someone sinister may be interfering with the magic in Nodaway Falls, putting Stacy’s loved ones at risk. (ST. MARTIN’S, Feb., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates