Title: Magic in the Stars
Series: Unexpected Magic book #1
Author: Patricia Rice
Genre: Historical/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
Received: via Patricia Rice
As an astrologer, Lady Azenor Dougall sadly realizes her stars are a danger to her beloved siblings and has banished herself from her Scots home. As the Malcolm family librarian, she dutifully creates zodiac charts for her often eccentric and mysterious relations–until the day she realizes a dire conjunction of planets spells a fatal threat in a distant branch of the family.
Lord Theophilus Ives, heir presumptive to the Marquess of Ashford, Earl of Ives and Wystan, is a dedicated astronomer who has perfected a telescope capable of seeing beyond Saturn’s moons. Living in an all-male family that distrusts the women who regularly abandon them, Theo is undaunted by the tumult of his life–until the day the luscious Lady Azenor arrives to warn them that the marquess is in danger.
Can Aster, the Prophetess of Doom, convince a laughing disbeliever of peril? And what are the chances she can escape the fate her stars predict if she lingers too long in Lord Theo’s enthralling company?
I received this ebook from the spectacular author Patricia Rice for a honest review. I have always enjoyed reading Patricia‘s historical romance books because they transport you to the era of time that she is writing about.
Magic in the Star is a start of a new series for Patricia where we are in transported to England and dealing with the intuitions of an astrologer, Lady Azenor Dougall, Aster to her friends and family. Aster is this spit firecracker of a woman that has a take charge attitude but is still loving and caring of everyone around her. She has some issues with her gift and is now set on being a cat lady. The person she is charting for is Lord Theophilus Ives, heir presumptive to the Marquess of Ashford, Earl of Ives and Wystan, a dedicated astronomer. He does not believe in her charting at all however, he still keeps her around to do it even after finding out what her troubles are with her gifts. Does Theo every really believe her? You will just have you read it to find out.
I enjoyed receiving portions of Aster and Theo’s back stories threw out the whole book. You can watch them fall in love and see what marriage should be about. I understood that this was supposed to be a paranormal romance book however, the book seemed more about the enhanced natural abilities or psychic abilities of certain families. I had thought there would be paranormal and flamboyant magic scenes in the book and there wasn’t. It didn’t change that this story is 5 stars worthy and a great start for Patricia’s new historical/paranormal romance series.
Oh I might have forgotten to talk about the side characters that are their family members. I did this because I believe most will have their own book in this series.
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