In Katie Rose’s delightful eBook original novella set in Victorian New York City, a remarkable woman with the gift of second sight must learn to trust her visions while following her heart.
Blond, angelic Penelope Appleton possesses breathtaking looks—and a troublesome secret. She and her two charming—and newly married—sisters have inspired quite a following posing as spiritualists. However, unlike her clever sisters, Penelope actually does glimpse the future. On the eve of her coming out at a Christmas ball, Penelope sees a vision of a rakishly handsome dark-haired man who she knows is her destiny. But her premonition comes with a terrible price: She also foretells his death.
Jared Marton takes one look at Penelope and his fate is sealed. He must possess her, heart and soul, even if his efforts to get close to this ethereal beauty are thwarted by her determination to deny the magic between them . . . until a perfect kiss dissolves all barriers to sweet surrender. But when Jared discovers the burden she carries, a perfect love is challenged by the cold winds of fate.
Amazingly touching, inspiring and all around lovely. Yes, this book is all that. I loved how strong willed and independent Penelope (Penny) is. Jared is persistant, patient, understanding and dashingly handsome. He vows to win Penny and I loved how he did it. I loved them pulling together for the orphanage and the needy. I would have loved this to have been a bit longer but it was a novella. The writing was great and the story flowed very nicely. I really enjoyed this and will be looking at reading some more historical romances by this writer.
I give Mistletoe and Magic by Katie Rose 4 of 5 stars!
About the Author:
Katie Rose, aka Colleen Quinn, was born in the Philadelphia area and lives on a lake in New Jersey. She is the author of 12 historical romances, and is thrilled to be a part of Romance at Random’s Loveswept line. Katie’s A CASE FOR ROMANCE was an RT Top Pick, and was considered “A love story that successfully blends mystery, humor and a steamy romance into a western-style adventure.” Publisher’s Weekly. The Appleton stories, A HINT OF MISCHIEF, COURTING TROUBLE, and MISTLETOE AND MAGIC, about 3 sisters posing as spiritualists in Victorian NY, were among her most popular reads. Katie is hard at work on her first contemporary baseball romance, BRING ON THE HEAT, pub date 6/2014.
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