A very sweet and romantic spin on the "Bewitched" TV series, and a true keeper. The showering rose petal love scenes were to die for. I had a little trouble with forgiving Alec his big moment of stupidity toward the end, but I appreciated the fact that his behavior was completely in character for him. For a very stuffy & conventional man, quite bewildered by the fact that he has unwittingly married a witch, he comes through when it really counts, and the reader is never left doubting that he loves his heroine very deeply.
Sensuality Rating: R
Not as good as I thought it would be.I read too many reviews and it had so much hype that it didn't live up to.Cute story with some interesting characters though. If you want to read this book don't read reviews with spoilers in it.
Cute book with several funny and touching scenes. Kind of a Bewitched in the regency era. Joy is the last witch of her line and has trouble with her spells; Lucien is a man who is extremely proud of his linage and propriety who can't believe he's married a witch.
she's a witch from a noble line and runs into a duke in the forest who thinks she's just a scared but respectable lady. He has to marry someone to get an heir and is sick of the marriage mart and so marries her, not understanding that she's an ACTUAL WITCH. It's kind of like the tv program "bewitched" where daryl marries samantha the witch. it's pretty funny.
Could not wait to read this after Susan Elizabeth Phillips mentioned it in her list of favorite books. Enjoy it - but was looking for an ally or protector for Joy. She deserved one after falling in love with an arrogant Duke.
Elfin, green eyed Joyous MacQuarrie is aptly named, with her bubbling laughter & spirit of merriment. But her charming facade hides a secret - she is an enchanted witch w/uncontrollable powers. When she meets handsome but conventional Alec, Duke of Belmore he is - quite literally - swept off his feet by the enigmatic beauty who falls unashamedly into his arms.
When they marry, despite her mysterious past & the questions of his society friends, he is unaware of her gift or her powers. But the man who turned to fire when he tasted her lips turns to ice when he finds out her secret.
Can Joy use her fledgling white magic to divert the scandal that threatens to destroy her & win back the passion that had held their two enchanted hearts spellbound?
Alec, Duke of Belmore, did as he pleased - and he wanted to marry the beautiful, bubbly girl who had positively bewitched him: Joyous MacQuarrie, who had appeared from nowhere and turned stately Belmore Park upside down with merriment and mischief. It hardly mattered that her Scottish bloodline was shrouded in mystery. But Alec's heated desire turned stone cold when he discovered that he married a witch! And that Joy's powers of white magic were not always under control. To say nothing of her familiar, a weasel named Beelzebub who like to chew hair.
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She had bewitched the most serious, snobbish, and handsome Duke in England. Joyous MacQuarrie...the pixie-like, green-eyed beauty had appeared from nowhere and fell unashamedly into his arms. And all his society friends knew of the mysterious lady was that she was Scottish and that her grandmother had been a Locksley. Even her fine bloodline didn't make Joy quite proper enough to be a Duchess, but a proud nobleman like Alec, Duke of Belmore, did as he pleased - and he wanted to marry the beautiful girl who aroused his desire.
But Alec soon discovered he could not do what he pleased with Joy Fiona MacQuarrie. Bubbling with laughter, filled with spirit, she turned stately Belmore Park upside down with merriment and strange occurrences. She might even have gotten Alec to laugh - and to cherish her - if it had not been for the truth she hid. Though he turned to fire when he tasted her petal-soft lips, he turned to ice when he discovered that this winsome lady was, in fact, a witch...a witch whose powers of white magic were not always perfectly under control...Too late, Joy knew she was desperately in love and that nothing could stop the course of their destiny - the scandal threatening to destroy her and the passion that held them both spellbound in a forbidden, irresistible match of two enchanted hearts....