Book Reviews of Forbidden Magic

Forbidden Magic
Forbidden Magic
Author: Jo Beverley
ISBN-13: 9780451408020
ISBN-10: 0451408020
Publication Date: 11/1/1998
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Topaz
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I have mixed feelings about this book ... the first half I thought was fantastic and led up to what should have been an exciting climax, but the expected, and much awaited, climax never really happened, until the end of the book ... the second half was anticlimactic and boring compared to the first half. However ... I LOVED Sax ... too bad he had Meg as his love interest, she just did one stupid thing after another!! The book could have been so much better ... I was really disappointed.
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Helpful Score: 2
Well written very amusing regency light romance. Involves a woman who has had a magical figure called a sheela ma gig passed down in her family for centuries and is compelled to use it because her parents have both died recently and she is in dire straights trying to take care of her younger siblings with no source of income. She wishes for a source of support and an earl whom she has never laid eyes upon sends word that he wants to marry her (sight unseen) tomorrow; she is to appear at the church at 11:00 if she accepts his proposal. Absolultely hilarious characters (including clever and amusing pets) and most hilarious ending I have ever read. Not as much steam as I usually like, but oh well, can't have everything.
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Helpful Score: 1
Left penniless after her parents'deaths,Meg Gillingham is in dire straits.Her landlord has threatened to throw her and her siblings into the winter streets unless she surrenders her young sister to his lechery.Reluctantly, she turns for help to her only legacy:a magic statue that will grant wishes-for a price...
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book a lot, although I did almost put it down when the heroine, early on in the book, "had only one resource....The wishing stone." I am so glad that I continued. The love story is touching and some of the characters are just down right funny!
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I was a little disappointed in the heroine, Meg. She was a little too naive and reluctant in this storyline for my taste. It made the book drag on in certain places, but all in all a good book.
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I though this book was pretty good being as I am not a huge fan of historical romances I did like this one due to the fact that it had a bit of paranormal stuff in it. It was well written as well.
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Great story!
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I really enjoyed this romance. It was a historical romance with a magical twist. Very good.
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Great romance! Love this author and read all of her books
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Eccentric, endearing hero; interesting plot.
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Left penniless after her parents death, Meg Gillingham was in dire straits. Her cruel landlord threatened to turn her and her siblings out of their home by the New Year -- unless she surrendered her sister to his lecherous whims. Only a miracle could save her; a magic statue thatt granted wishes-- for a price.
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Penniless, Meg must find a way to support herself and her sisters before New Years. As a last resort, she turns to a magical statue, and gets what she least expects.