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THE TROUBLE WITH MAGIC
Genre: Historical Romance
Lady Felicity Malcolm Childe considers her gift of seeing into the lives of those who touch her a curse. Sheltered by her family, she is determined to travel to Scotland to find the old book of spells that will do away with her "gift" and allow her to live
Ewen Ives, a womanizing inventor, becomes her escort to Edinburgh. Felicity feels only pleasure in Ewen's touch, while he comes to admire this enchanting girl as he teaches her to control her gift.
A compromising situation leads to marriage, but what kind of future will they have? Even if her father doesn't kill them first, Ewen is a debt-ridden wanderer and Felicity a pragmatic, magical woman.
Rice is a marvelously talented author who skillfully combines pathos with humor in a stirring, sensual romance that shows the power of love is the most wondrous gift of all. Think of this memorable story as a present you can open again and again. SENSUAL (Aug., 365 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed By: Joan Hammond
Published: August 2003