I usually skip Maggie Shayne because she seems to take her witchy woowoo stuff too seriously. But this is a fun, light book with three short romances of the magical sort. Nothing very complex, easy and quick reads, a fun way to spend some time.
Is composed of three short novels by Maggie Shayne.
"Everything is Magic" was a cute romantic comedy. Poor Aurora was laughed & picked on most of her life for being part of a zany family. she was part of a family that was looked on as the town joke, because her three Aunts belive that they are witches & by High School she was tormented for it. All the same she always had one friend she never even realized she had Nathan Macbride.All of Aurora & Nathan life they were forced to play together & Nathan always tormented her for it, but she never noticed it was not because he hated it but because he had a crush on her. By High school she grew tiered of Nathan taunts & began to despise him not realizing that destiny had a surprise in store for them. One night Nathan wound up in the ER in no one other than auroras triage room thanks to yet another near fatal accident those nutty aunts caused trying to keep Nathan a virgin. Nathan soon learns that if he ever wants to lose his virginity his enemy secret desire for help & the laughs begin to roll while the sparks fly.
"Musketeer by Moonlight" A Young female detective is forced to her seminally crazy aunt who belive that she is a witch to hide from gangsters who want her dead. Believing that her aunt is just plain lonny for believing shes a witch & longing for protection from the gangsters she reads a spell from a book in her aunts house. Not knowing what she is doing she accidently mixes the spell with love & passion & conjures a musketeer. Sparks fly when the musketeer Al vales to protect her but she has to teach him a few things now that he is in the future. A cute quick read mixed with a few laughs.
"The Con & The Crusader" This was the best story in the book in my opinion., It was more heart felt than romantic but still held a few laughs. Jack MaCain has always lived his life as a con man & now it has caught up with him. A bunch of goons or out to take his life for conning them & he jumps in a wishing well to escape & finds himself in the midwest mistaken for a criminal. To avoid jail time he marries a widow & soon finds himself on the strait & narrow. Emily & her children soon win a place in Jacks heart & he finds himself doing hard honest work to provide for his new family.
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If you want a book that is a quick read, with easy plots and cute characters...you will like this 3-in-1 book. I am a BIG Maggie Shayne fan...but I prefer her Vampire series, which gives you deeper themes and characters. This is a great book to take on a trip... to the beach, to a conference...when you need something fun to read.
Three of Maggie Shayne's paranormal romance stories:
"Everything She Does is Magic"- Aurora Sortiledge has grown up with Nathan McBride not knowing that her three witch aunts have done everything that they can to keep him a virgin so that she can fulfill her destiny as a witch.
"Musketeer by Moonlight"- tells the story of Mary Catherine Hammersmith, a PI on the run from the mob, who unwittingly conjures up a musketeer to assist her.
"The Com and the Crusader"- Jack McCain, a con man, is running from the cops and the mob. He jumps into a magic well and ends up married to farmer Emily Hawkins in the year 1890.